Canada Aims to End Ban on Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men Canada Aims to End Ban on Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men
Canadian Blood Services plans to ask Health Canada to screen potential blood donors based on higher-risk sexual behaviors rather than on gender or sexuality.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Financial Incentives for HCV Testing and Treatment Uptake Financial Incentives for HCV Testing and Treatment Uptake
Financial incentives can encourage HCV testing and treatment, but how would such incentives impact the overall cost of finding and diagnosing people with HCV infection?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fauci: Steadfast Focus on HIV Disparities Needed Fauci: Steadfast Focus on HIV Disparities Needed
Forty years after the first AIDS cases were identified in the US, treatment advances are encouraging, but disparities, treatment gaps remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Took Toll on AIDS Fight, UNAIDS Chief Says COVID-19 Took Toll on AIDS Fight, UNAIDS Chief Says
New infections and deaths from HIV/AIDS may increase as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted prevention measures, said UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in an interview.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

New HIV and AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Public Health Crisis New HIV and AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Public Health Crisis
In 2019, 36,801 Americans were diagnosed with HIV, even though effective treatment and prevention pills can eliminate HIV transmission.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

10 Changes to Keep Clinicians in the Workforce in a Pandemic 10 Changes to Keep Clinicians in the Workforce in a Pandemic
Doctors make checklist of low-cost action items to start addressing a wave of providers leaving medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sociodemographic Correlates of Discrimination in HIV Care Sociodemographic Correlates of Discrimination in HIV Care
A better understanding of the sociodemographic factors associated with HIV-related discrimination in health care settings could help guide future interventions to address this issue.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

High Rate of Long-Term Events After ART Resumption in HIV High Rate of Long-Term Events After ART Resumption in HIV
HIV patients who experienced ART interruption may be at a greater risk for long-term events after treatment resumption.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Cohort Study of COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis Cohort Study of COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Learn more about the incidence, risk factors and outcomes associated with pulmonary aspergillosis occurring in COVID-19 patients.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiac Adiposity as a Modulator of CV Disease in HIV Cardiac Adiposity as a Modulator of CV Disease in HIV
What role might cardiac adiposity have in the risk for cardiovascular disease among people living with HIV?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Geospatial Maps Show Areas of Africa That Need HIV Services Geospatial Maps Show Areas of Africa That Need HIV Services
Could geospatial mapping be the key to ending the global AIDS epidemic?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

A HIV PrEP Service Tailored to People Who Inject Drugs A HIV PrEP Service Tailored to People Who Inject Drugs
Could this approach to PrEP care help improve uptake among this vulnerable population?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Just Half of US  Adolescents Getting Sufficient Sex Education Just Half of US  Adolescents Getting Sufficient Sex Education
Across the US, only half of teens have received sex education that meets the minimum standard set in current national goals, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cultural Stigmas Are Barriers to Sexual Health in Gay, Bi Latinos Cultural Stigmas Are Barriers to Sexual Health in Gay, Bi Latinos
Religion, machismo, and a culture of silence around sexuality are barriers to healthy sexual behaviors, a small study found, but trust in oneself, partners, or community influenced sexual well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Renal Impairment in a HIV PrEP Implementation Cohort Renal Impairment in a HIV PrEP Implementation Cohort
How likely is TDF-containing HIV PrEP to impact renal function, and what are the risk factors? A large-scale implementation study investigates.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV Services Are Bouncing Back From COVID-19, With Caveats HIV Services Are Bouncing Back From COVID-19, With Caveats
New data suggest that practitioners quickly adapted to challenges posed by the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Med Student's App Links Trans Patients, Gender-Affirming Docs Med Student's App Links Trans Patients, Gender-Affirming Docs
TranZap connects transgender patients, enabling them to share their experiences with medical practitioners and helping them make more informed decisions about who they see for care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Outcomes Among Persons With HIV With Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Outcomes Among Persons With HIV With Suspected SARS-CoV-2
What have we learned about the clinical characteristics and outcomes of people with HIV and SARS-CoV-2 infection? A study of emergency department patients provides some insight.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Trajectories of Response in Psoriasis Treated With Biologics Trajectories of Response in Psoriasis Treated With Biologics
This study identified subgroups of psoriasis patients that display similar patterns of disease severity and response to biologic therapy over time, with the aim of better informing patient management.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

' Esperanza Patient' Offers Hope for a Sterilizing HIV-1 Cure'Esperanza Patient' Offers Hope for a Sterilizing HIV-1 Cure
A young woman from Esperanza, Argentina, may be the first to clear HIV-1 naturally without stem cell transplantation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Second Woman Spontaneously Clears HIV Second Woman Spontaneously Clears HIV
Two men have achieved a possible cure through stem cell transplantation. But now, a 30-year-old mother in Argentina shows that the human immune system can, at times, eliminate transmissible HIV all by itself.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness Through NCD Strategies Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness Through NCD Strategies
The authors suggest ways in which international pandemic prevention strategies can be improved by incorporating key noncommunicable disease-related components.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Dolutegravir in the Long Term in Children and Adolescents Dolutegravir in the Long Term in Children and Adolescents
What have we learned about the long-term safety and efficacy of dolutegravir in children and adolescents?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

In the Military, Latino and Black MSM Have More Access to PrEP In the Military, Latino and Black MSM Have More Access to PrEP
A new survey finds that higher-risk populations have better access to HIV prevention medication in the military, though the data suggest there are still unaddressed barriers to care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Oral Lead-In Likely Not Needed When Switching to Injected Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine for  HIV Oral Lead-In Likely Not Needed When Switching to Injected Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine for  HIV
In patients with HIV, switching to long-acting intramuscular injections of cabotegravir plus rilpivirine (CAB/RPV) had similar safety and efficacy with and without an oral lead-in, according to the latest results of the FLAIR study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Management: The Only Constant Is Change HIV Management: The Only Constant Is Change
David A. Wohl, MD, reflects on how the mindset in HIV medicine shifted from responding to an acute, life-threatening pandemic to managing a chronic disease.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS MDAngle Source Type: news

Why Have We Waited So Long for a Malaria Vaccine? Why Have We Waited So Long for a Malaria Vaccine?
Why has developing an effective malaria vaccine been so elusive? Three experts from the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health explore some of the challenges.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

The Success of HIV Combination Prevention The Success of HIV Combination Prevention
Learn more about the Dean Street model, a highly successful HIV prevention model focused on community engagement.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HCV Recurrence in Patients Treated With DAAs After Achieving SVR HCV Recurrence in Patients Treated With DAAs After Achieving SVR
How great is the risk of late relapse or re-occurrence of HCV-infection after sustained virological response achieved with direct-acting antivirals?Liver International (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to HIV Surge in West & Central Africa, Says UNAIDS Chief COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to HIV Surge in West & Central Africa, Says UNAIDS Chief
West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the coronavirus pandemic, the executive director of the UN AIDS agency said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Prescription Mandate Controversy Reaches the Supreme Court HIV Prescription Mandate Controversy Reaches the Supreme Court
A lawsuit over access to HIV medications threatens to upend HIV patients'lives, health industry plans, and profits. It will soon be heard by the US Supreme Court.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

CMS Extends Telehealth Pay, Raises Price-Transparency Fine CMS Extends Telehealth Pay, Raises Price-Transparency Fine
The federal agency released four payment rules, unveiling myriad policy decisions. Medicare will proceed with a rebalancing of clinician payment that may trigger cuts for many practitioners.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

My Patient's Having an Affair and Has an STI. What Would You Do? My Patient's Having an Affair and Has an STI. What Would You Do?
You're treating a couple and one contracts a sexually transmitted infection from an affair. What would you do in this situation?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How One Country Reduced HCV in MSM With HIV to Less Than 1% How One Country Reduced HCV in MSM With HIV to Less Than 1%
The US launched its first plan to eliminate hepatitis C in the US this year. Switzerland shows one way to do it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Parallels Between the HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics The Parallels Between the HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics
David A. Wohl, MD, considers how the development of prevention and treatment strategies for COVID-19 is the history of the evolution of HIV prevention and treatment strategies compressed into a few months.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS MDAngle Source Type: news

Dolutegravir Plus Lamivudine as a Switch Strategy Dolutegravir Plus Lamivudine as a Switch Strategy
A new study provides valuable insight into the safety and long-term efficacy of this combination regimen as a switch strategy in HIV patients.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatrician Doesn't Turn Away From Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Pediatrician Doesn't Turn Away From Vaccine-Hesitant Parents
Talking about how being vaccinated will let school-aged kids get back to normal life is paramount.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Risk of HCC in Hepatitis B and D Virus Co-infected Patients Risk of HCC in Hepatitis B and D Virus Co-infected Patients
Does coinfection with hepatitis D virus further increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis B infection?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of Severe Clinical Events After DAA Therapy in HIV/HCV Risk of Severe Clinical Events After DAA Therapy in HIV/HCV
Which severe events may occur after direct-acting antiviral treatment among these patients -- and how common are they?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-Acting HIV ART: Lessons From a Year of Cabenuva Long-Acting HIV ART: Lessons From a Year of Cabenuva
Cabenuva, the first long-acting injectable drug for HIV treatment, was approved in January and is slowly rolling out to clinics and patients nationwide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Without PrEP, a Third of New HIV Cases Occur in MSM at Low Risk Without PrEP, a Third of New HIV Cases Occur in MSM at Low Risk
Lower barriers to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis may capture people who are missed through screening but could benefit from the prevention pill.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

A New Era of HIV Management and a Patient's Journey From Nonadherence to HIV Control A New Era of HIV Management and a Patient's Journey From Nonadherence to HIV Control
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, illustrates how advances in treatment options, including long-acting injectables, helped a patient overcome the stigma of HIV.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS MDAngle Source Type: news

WHO Updates Pediatric Dosing Tool for Antiretroviral Medicines WHO Updates Pediatric Dosing Tool for Antiretroviral Medicines
The World Health Organization pediatric dosing tool has been updated to account for the nonlinear effect of body size and maturation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Addressing the Needs of a Transgender Patient With HIV Who Was Not Feeling Heard Addressing the Needs of a Transgender Patient With HIV Who Was Not Feeling Heard
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, reflects on how she was able to build trust with a transgender patient who did not feel that her concerns about HIV treatment were being heard.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS MDAngle Source Type: news

Global Cascade of Care for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Global Cascade of Care for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
This systematic review assessing data on the HCV care cascade in various countries and populations reveals that DAA treatment uptake in most countries is sub-optimal.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Hospitalized HIV-Positive and Negative Patients COVID-19 in Hospitalized HIV-Positive and Negative Patients
In what ways do the characteristics and outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients differ between those with and without HIV?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

NGOs Scramble to Dampen COVID-19's Impact on People Living With HIV NGOs Scramble to Dampen COVID-19's Impact on People Living With HIV
South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV medication from the nearest clinic in KwaZulu-Natal province.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What If Your Patient Refuses to Take Off Their Clothes? What If Your Patient Refuses to Take Off Their Clothes?
Many patients feel reluctant to undress for a medical examination. Here's how to set them at ease and get them on board.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Navigating Benefits, Pitfalls of Social Media as a Female Doctor Navigating Benefits, Pitfalls of Social Media as a Female Doctor
Social media can be hazardous, especially for women, but for healthcare professionals who care about their careers and their patients, maintaining a presence on social media is a must, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Use of HIV Drug to Young Children FDA Expands Use of HIV Drug to Young Children
The lower dose of Biktarvy is now approved for pediatric patients weighing at least 14 kg and for adults.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news