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December 19, 2014
Financial Incentives for Undetectable Viral Load Are Well Received
A U.S. program offering $70 gift cards for each undetectable viral load test was well liked by both its HIV-positive participants and the clinic staff in a trial.
December 18, 2014
HIV and Reduced Physical Function Linked to Higher Risk of Death
HIV infection as well as reduced physical function in middle age each contribute to a raised mortality risk.
December 17, 2014
Gay and Bi Men Drive 10 Percent Rise in U.S. Syphilis Rate
The U.S. syphilis rate is continuing its steady climb, with men who have sex with men (MSM) driving a 10 percent increase between 2012 and 2013.
December 16, 2014
HIV Actually Appears to Have Strengthened, at Least in Europe
HIV’s virulence seems to have gathered steam over time, according to a large study of the epidemic in Europe.
December 15, 2014
Hepatitis C Linked to Accelerated Immune Cell Differentiation
Hepatitis C is linked to accelerated differentiation of CD4 and CD8 cells—major building blocks of the immune system—into specific phenotypes.
People With HIV and Lymphoma Shouldn’t Be Barred From Transplants
HIV-positive people with lymphoma should no longer be excluded from receiving stem cell transplants, nor should their treatment be restricted to certain clinics.
December 12, 2014
Pushing PrEP in HIV 'Hot Zones' Better Combats the Virus
Targeting “hot zones” where the HIV epidemic is more severe and individuals’ risk-taking is high is a much more effective way to roll out the use of PrEP.
December 11, 2014
FDA OKs Wider Use of Rapid Test That Better Detects Early HIV
The FDA has granted permission for more widespread use of a rapid test that can detect HIV earlier after infection than standard antibody tests. 
December 10, 2014
45% of PrEP Users at SF Clinic Report Using Condoms Less Often
A survey of PrEP users at a San Francisco hospital found that 45 percent reported using condoms less frequently since starting Truvada.
December 09, 2014
HIV Meds May Treat Major Cause of Blindness
Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV may be used to treat age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, and to treat other disorders related to inflammation.
December 08, 2014
UK’s Gay Men Should Receive HPV Vaccination, Says Expert Panel
The United Kingdom Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that gay and bi men receive the HPV vaccination.
December 05, 2014
HIV May Be Evolving Into a Weaker Virus
As HIV has evolves to evade the particulars of humans’ immune systems, it may be becoming less virulent, at least in Botswana.
December 04, 2014
CDC Proposes Advising That Male Circumcision Helps Prevent HIV
The CDC is considering suggesting that clinicians advise teenage boys, men and parents of newborn boys that circumcision lowers the risk of HIV transmission from females to males.
December 03, 2014
Europe and Central Asia Are Failing to Curb the HIV Epidemic
New diagnoses of HIV in Europe and Central Asia increased by 80 percent between 2004 and 2013, from 76,000 to 136,000 diagnoses.
December 02, 2014
Conceiving a Child on Truvada as PrEP Appears Safe
Taking Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) until shortly after conception of a child appears safe.
December 01, 2014
Starting HIV Meds Within a Year of Infection Helps Restore CD4s
Beginning treatment for HIV within a year of infection improves the likelihood of returning an individual’s CD4 count to a normal level.
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