New Clues Show How the Immune System Fights COVID-19 New Clues Show How the Immune System Fights COVID-19
Scientists have focused on antibodies the immune system makes to protect people from one part of the coronavirus spike, but now they report that antibodies can shield in other areas too.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AIDS Virus Used in Gene Therapy to Fix'Bubble Baby' Disease AIDS Virus Used in Gene Therapy to Fix'Bubble Baby' Disease
Results show that all but two of the 50 children who were given the experimental therapy in a study now have healthy germ-fighting abilities.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Novavax Vaccine Shows 51% Efficacy Against South African Variant, Study Finds Novavax Vaccine Shows 51% Efficacy Against South African Variant, Study Finds
Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine had efficacy of 51% against infections caused by the South African variant among people who were HIV negative, according to a new analysis published on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Caspofungin With TMP/SMZ for Moderate-to-Severe PCP in HIV Caspofungin With TMP/SMZ for Moderate-to-Severe PCP in HIV
Is this combination treatment regimen an effective therapeutic option for pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV patients?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Success in LGBTQ+ Medicine Requires Awareness of Risk Success in LGBTQ+ Medicine Requires Awareness of Risk
Cross-sex hormone therapy is not without risks, said Dr Megan McNamara, including'very high'risks of erythrocytosis among transgender men and venous thromboembolic disease among transgender women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Life Expectancy With HIV Increasing in Latin America, Caribbean Life Expectancy With HIV Increasing in Latin America, Caribbean
Growing availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has led to a rise in life expectancy among people living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Ravidasvir-Sofosbuvir Combo Promising in Hep C Infection Ravidasvir-Sofosbuvir Combo Promising in Hep C Infection
A combination of ravidasvir and sofosbuvir appears to be an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus infection across a diverse pool of patients who took part in a trial underway in Malaysia and Thailand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Effect of PI-Based Dual Regimens on CD4/CD8 Ratio The Effect of PI-Based Dual Regimens on CD4/CD8 Ratio
In what ways might protease inhibitor-based dual therapies impact CD4/CD8 ratio during the first year of treatment?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Dyslipidemia in HIV Treated With Integrase Inhibitors Dyslipidemia in HIV Treated With Integrase Inhibitors
How common is dyslipidemia among people with HIV receiving integrase inhibitors compared with those receiving other ART regimens?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on HIV Services Among MSM Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on HIV Services Among MSM
In what ways has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the behaviors of PrEP-using MSM and their utilization of HIV services?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

How HIPAA Can Harm Patients How HIPAA Can Harm Patients
As Dr Andrew Wilner has experienced first-hand, HIPAA may not always be in the patient's best interest.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, as Nation Battles COVID Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, as Nation Battles COVID
Public health resources have shifted from one pandemic to the other, and experts fear steep declines in testing and diagnoses mean more people will contract HIV and die of AIDS.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Network Meta-Analysis of PEP Randomized Clinical Trials Network Meta-Analysis of PEP Randomized Clinical Trials
When it comes to PEP regimens to prevent HIV after possible exposure, which might be the best option?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV Patients Show Accelerated Aging Related to Altered Sleep HIV Patients Show Accelerated Aging Related to Altered Sleep
A decline in slow wave activity during nonrapid eye movement sleep had previously been associated with markers of brain aging in healthy adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Makers Have More Than Boosters in the Works COVID Vaccine Makers Have More Than Boosters in the Works
Vaccine developers are already coming up with new options to protect against COVID-19 no matter what happens next with the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Parents Begin to Ask: Should My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot? US Parents Begin to Ask: Should My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot?
Health officials say vaccines are crucial to ending the pandemic. But many are concerned vaccine hesitancy in some adults will be even more pronounced when it comes to their children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

HIV Prevention Efforts Can Inform the COVID-19 Response HIV Prevention Efforts Can Inform the COVID-19 Response
This article highlights six specific prevention strategies learned from the HIV/AIDS pandemic which can be applied to enhance our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: STI Rates Rise for Sixth Year in a Row CDC: STI Rates Rise for Sixth Year in a Row
CDC report highlights jumps in syphilis, including congenital syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HHS Proposes Overturning Title X'Gag' Rule HHS Proposes Overturning Title X'Gag' Rule
Reproductive health groups and clinicians said the administration's moves would restore care and equity and protect the physician-patient relationship.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How Long Do You Expect to Wear a Mask? How Long Do You Expect to Wear a Mask?
With low flu activity during the pandemic winter, some speculate mask-wearing is here to stay.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Syphilis Cases in Calif Drive a Record Year for STDs Nationwide Syphilis Cases in Calif Drive a Record Year for STDs Nationwide
In California and the US, about half of syphilis cases are in men who have sex with men. More than a third of women in the West who have syphilis also use meth, which has surged in recent years.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Non-Disclosure of HIV Serostatus to Sexual Partners Non-Disclosure of HIV Serostatus to Sexual Partners
How likely are HIV-positive individuals to disclose their HIV serostatus to their sexual partners? A new study provides insight.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy, Safety and CNS Effects After Switch to DOR/3TC/TDF Efficacy, Safety and CNS Effects After Switch to DOR/3TC/TDF
Is this antiretroviral switch strategy a safe and effective option for HIV patients? What do we know about the CNS effects?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Black Physicians to AMA:'Get to Work'Black Physicians to AMA:'Get to Work '
Black physicians demand that the American Medical Association take concrete steps to address racism across the organization and in healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

When Does a Person Become Your Patient? When Does a Person Become Your Patient?
You get a phone call from a'friend of a friend'asking for advice. Or you find a new problem (in a current patient) that's outside your expertise. What's your duty of care in each case?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Outcomes of ART Interruption in HIV-Infected Children Outcomes of ART Interruption in HIV-Infected Children
A new study examines the long-term effects of planned ART treatment interruption among HIV-infected children.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Study Reinforces Need to Monitor Kidney Function in Long-Term PrEP Users Study Reinforces Need to Monitor Kidney Function in Long-Term PrEP Users
In people taking tenofovir-based PrEP, established biomarkers of kidney injury may be elevated in patients with and without clinical evidence of kidney injury, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Bedaquiline for Disseminated NTM Infection in HIV Patients Bedaquiline for Disseminated NTM Infection in HIV Patients
Could this novel antimycobacterial agent provide a safe and effective treatment option for NTM infections in HIV patients?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

PPIs Reduce SVR Response in Patients With HIV/HCV on LDV/SOF PPIs Reduce SVR Response in Patients With HIV/HCV on LDV/SOF
This study reveals that PPI use is associated with reduced SVR after LDV/SOF treatment, with a significant impact in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Care Teams Short on PPE and at Risk Again Unvaccinated Care Teams Short on PPE and at Risk Again
Nearly all residents in the nation's roughly 15,500 nursing homes have received COVID-19 vaccinations, but fewer than half the staff have, and equipment shortages risk further community spread.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

ART Likely Less Effective in Women With HIV Versus Other Chronic Viral Illnesses ART Likely Less Effective in Women With HIV Versus Other Chronic Viral Illnesses
HIV-infected women who underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART) had a lower live birth rate than those with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus in a cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Physician Side Gigs – What's Right for You? Physician Side Gigs – What's Right for You?
More and more physicians are developing side jobs to bring in extra income or to enjoy their passion projects. Would this be a good path for you to take?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Premature Cognitive Aging in Optimally Treated HIV Premature Cognitive Aging in Optimally Treated HIV
A new study finds evidence of premature cognitive aging among people living with HIV, including those with optimally managed disease.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Prevalence and Trends in HIV and Testing Among U.S. Adults Prevalence and Trends in HIV and Testing Among U.S. Adults
A national survey provides insight into the HIV prevalence and testing trends among adults in the United States.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

The Important Traits Needed for an FDA Commissioner The Important Traits Needed for an FDA Commissioner
A former FDA executive describes the key traits that an FDA Commissioner should possess in order to be most effective in the job.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

COVID Writing Goes Viral: How Writing Became a Lifeline COVID Writing Goes Viral: How Writing Became a Lifeline
This is a special episode of the'Medicine and the Machine'podcast, to celebrate Bellevue Literary Review's 20th anniversary -- with Dr Eric Topol, Dr Abraham Verghese, and Dr Danielle Ofri.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

New NAS Report Seeks to Modernize STI Paradigm New NAS Report Seeks to Modernize STI Paradigm
Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the United States, and antiquated approaches to prevention and care do not seem to be curbing the spread. A new report offers evidence-based recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Fails in South African Test HIV Vaccine Fails in South African Test
An experimental vaccine designed to block infection with HIV has failed in a South African study of more than 5,400 volunteers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Extrapulmonary NTM Infections in Hospitalized Patients Extrapulmonary NTM Infections in Hospitalized Patients
How common are extrapulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in hospitals, and which patients are most at risk?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV Remission Approach Shows'Signal' of Success HIV Remission Approach Shows'Signal' of Success
ART-free remission for people living with HIV may be possible, but this early trial will need to be tested in a larger group and in combination with other agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Risk of Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes for People Living With HIV Risk of Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes for People Living With HIV
Are people living with HIV at an increased risk for COVID-19-related adverse outcomes and mortality? Might certain ART regimens help mitigate the risk?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

E/C/F/TAF as Maintenance Treatment in HIV/HBV Patients E/C/F/TAF as Maintenance Treatment in HIV/HBV Patients
Is this ART switch strategy a safe and effective means of maintaining viral suppression among HIV/HBV-coinfected individuals?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibodies Prevent HIV in Proof-of-Concept Trial Monoclonal Antibodies Prevent HIV in Proof-of-Concept Trial
The phase 2b study lays out a path toward developing monoclonal antibody drugs for passive prevention of HIV. It also paves the way toward developing a biomarker for predicting success.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Adverse Metabolic Changes May Accompany Switch From TDF- to TAF-containing Antiretroviral Therapy Adverse Metabolic Changes May Accompany Switch From TDF- to TAF-containing Antiretroviral Therapy
Replacing TDF with TAF in antiretroviral therapy regimens raises the risk of significant weight gain and worsening blood lipid levels in people living with HIV, the Swiss HIV Cohort Study team reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Dyslipidemia After Switch to TAF-Based cART in HIV Patients Dyslipidemia After Switch to TAF-Based cART in HIV Patients
Switching from tenofovir to tenofovir alafenamide may cause lipid profile changes in HIV patients. What are the clinical implications?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Gilead, Merck Collaborate to Develop Long-Acting HIV Treatment Gilead, Merck Collaborate to Develop Long-Acting HIV Treatment
Gilead and rival Merck said on Monday they will test a combination of their experimental HIV drugs to develop a long-acting treatment for the infection that affects millions worldwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Delayed Start of HIV Therapy Tied to Small Increase in Risk of AIDS-Related Cancers Delayed Start of HIV Therapy Tied to Small Increase in Risk of AIDS-Related Cancers
Delaying the initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive patients is associated with a small increase in risk for AIDS-related cancer, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Aimed at COVID-19 Are Escalating Another Threat Antibiotics Aimed at COVID-19 Are Escalating Another Threat
Broad-spectrum antibiotics have been overprescribed during the pandemic, and some stewardship programs paused, hindering resistance efforts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Disheartening' Disparities in Rapid HIV ART'Disheartening' Disparities in Rapid HIV ART
Regional and racial disparities in initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) appear to be lessening, but disparities remain for people with drug use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival
Nearly 1 year after delivery, women living with HIV who were taking dolutegravir and TAF-containing regimens were less likely to experience virologic failure compared to those taking efavirenz.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news