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Researchers track spread of HIV among migrants in Athens to inform, improve prevention and…

Categories: UncategorizedWhen Athens saw HIV incidence begin to climb steeply in 2011, a familiar pattern emerged — the rate of new infections among migrants was disproportionate, and migrants were also likelier to be diagnosed later. To researchers who had tracked HIV impacts among migrants across Europe, this wasn’t surprising, authors of a report in Clinical Infectious […](Read more…)

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What we’re reading: Geospatial analysis of HIV

Categories: What we’re readingThe following is a guest post by John Spencer of MEASURE Evaluation. “How do we reach people needing HIV treatment?” “What towns and communities should be prioritized to help stem the spread of HIV?” Each year, PEPFAR teams around the world ask questions like these as they decide which programs to prioritize. It’s worth taking […](Read more…)

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PLOS Medicine Announces a Call for Research Papers, on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment…

Guest editors Nicola Low of the University of Bern, Switzerland and Nathalie Broutet of the World Health Organization, along with PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Richard Turner, discuss the rationale for a call for papers on sexually

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Advanced illness at HIV treatment start is dropping in some countries surveyed, still seen in a…

Categories: HIV/AIDSThe prevalence of advanced HIV among people beginning antiretroviral treatment has declined in eight of 10 resource-constrained countries surveyed, while median immune cell counts went up — indicating less weakened immune systems — in six countries, indicating improved access to testing and treatment, but still, about one third of patients starting treatment during the time […](Read more…)

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Office of AIDS Research gets a shout out — and a $544 million cut in NIH budget…

Categories: HIV/AIDSCiting priorities of HIV research slated to lose hundreds of millions of dollars, dispatching the Fogarty International Center while extolling its contributions, document released by National Institutes of Health director tallies steep and devastating cuts without explanation ” . . .the HIV epidemic represents the most serious health crisis of our time, a critical and […](Read more…)

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Drug Resistance in CSF Viral Escape Among ART-Experienced HIV-1 Infected Adults

Background: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) viral escape is an increasingly recognized clinical event among HIV-1-infected adults.

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Antibody Responses to Quadrivalent HPV Vaccination in HIV-Infected Young Women

Abstract: We compared antibody responses of HIV-infected young women to the human papillomavirus (HPV) 6, 11, 16, and 18 vaccine using total immunoglobulin (Ig) G Luminex immunoassay (LIA) and competitive Luminex immunoassay (cLIA) assays.

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Why HIV-Infected and At-Risk HIV-Uninfected women are hospitalized

Objectives: We evaluated the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index score, an index composed of age, CD4 count, viral load, hemoglobin, Hepatitis C coinfection, Fibrosis Index-4, and estimated glomerular filtration rate, and psychosocial and clinical risk factors for all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected women on highly active antiretroviral therapy and HIV-uninfected women.

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We’re reading about India’s new HIV law as a measure of progress and missed opportunity

Categories: What we’re readingWith funding for HIV responses under threat at home and abroad, a look at the rights that are both protected and unaddressed under India’s new HIV law offers a chance to size up some of the greatest challenges to ending the public health threat of the virus more than three and a half decades into […](Read more…)

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A more ethical form of HIV criminalization

HIV has been criminalized throughout the history of the epidemic, or to be more exact, people living with HIV and their behaviors have been a persistent focus of criminal law. This was undoubtedly due in part to the fact that HIV initially was untreatable and infection (for the vast majority) spelt death. It was terrifying. But it wasn’t just an understandable public health reaction.

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U.S. Congress Should Fully Fund PEPFAR, Build On Progress Made Against Global HIV

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Trump and AIDS Relief Asia Russell, executive director of the Health Global Access Project “President George W. Bush was right to challenge President Trump’s proposed budget, given the life-or-death consequences of the foreign aid cuts he seeks. … Maintaining funding should be the floor for congressional support for…More

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Hormonal contraception does not reduce antiretroviral effectiveness

Background: To explore the association between concomitant hormonal contraceptive and antiretroviral therapy (ART) use and (1) plasma viral suppression and (2) genital HIV shedding among HIV-positive women initiating ART.

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The Relationship Between Injection Drug Use and Immune Activation

Abstract: High levels of immune activation are reported for people who inject drugs.

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Barriers to Care and 1-Year Mortality Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected People in Durban,…

Background: Prompt entry into HIV care is often hindered by personal and structural barriers.

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