HCV Co-Infection and Treatment and CKD Risk in HIV HCV Co-Infection and Treatment and CKD Risk in HIV
Might HCV treatment have a role in mitigating the risk for developing chronic kidney disease among HIV/HCV co-infected individuals?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

SVR From DAA, Interferon-based Treatments for HCV and HCC Risk SVR From DAA, Interferon-based Treatments for HCV and HCC Risk
How does sustained virologic response from direct-acting antiviral and interferon-based treatments impact the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lessons Lost: How'Outbreak Culture' Is Shaping the COVID Response Lessons Lost: How'Outbreak Culture' Is Shaping the COVID Response
Many of the warnings issued after the response to Ebola went unheeded -- and those mistakes have repeated themselves in the world's response to coronavirus.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Reports Hit Record Lows Amid Global Social Distancing Seasonal Flu Reports Hit Record Lows Amid Global Social Distancing
Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Updated Direct Costs of Medical Care for HIV From 2006-2017 Updated Direct Costs of Medical Care for HIV From 2006-2017
How have costs for HIV care evolved and changed in recent years? A new study provides an update.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV Testing and PrEP Use Among Transgender People HIV Testing and PrEP Use Among Transgender People
HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis are both effective methods of preventing the transmission of HIV, but how likely are transgender people to engage in these strategies?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Risk May Be Elevated in Men With HIV Sleep Apnea Risk May Be Elevated in Men With HIV
Risk of sleep apnea may be elevated in men with HIV, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Will You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Will You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, will you get it and recommend it to your patients?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Barriers to Hepatitis C Screening and Linkage to Care Barriers to Hepatitis C Screening and Linkage to Care
This study aimed to identify patient and provider barriers that contribute to suboptimal HCV screening and linkage-to-care. What opportunities exist to improve HCV screening and treatment delivery?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

RBP4, a Potential Biomarker of Frailty in HIV RBP4, a Potential Biomarker of Frailty in HIV
Might higher levels of retinol-binding protein 4 predict frailty in HIV-infected patients?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Fauci:'The Virus Is a Formidable Foe'Fauci:'The Virus Is a Formidable Foe '
Dr Anthony Fauci discusses the COVID-19 pandemic, the US response, and the outlook for a vaccine to combat the virus.WebMD (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

' Color-blind' France Avoids Gauging COVID Impact on Ethnic Minorities'Color-blind' France Avoids Gauging COVID Impact on Ethnic Minorities
French governments have long cherished their"color-blind" policy. But now -- on the back of the Black Lives Matter movement -- some campaigners in France say the policy can harm rather than shield minorities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

The Global Epidemiology of Hepatitis E Virus Infection The Global Epidemiology of Hepatitis E Virus Infection
This study aimed to map the global prevalence of hepatitis E virus infection, as well as identify its most important risk factors.Liver International (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

HCC in Chronic HCV Patients Who Achieved SVR HCC in Chronic HCV Patients Who Achieved SVR
Does achieving SVR with DAAs reduce the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis C patients, genotype IV with liver cirrhosis and advanced hepatic fibrosis?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Integrated Testing and Care for Hepatitis, HIV, STIs and TB Integrated Testing and Care for Hepatitis, HIV, STIs and TB
Policy changes are urgently needed to address the challenges of timely and integrated testing and care for these diseases.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID SCIENCE: Lung Radiation Shows Promise for COVID-19 Pneumonia; Smoking Raises Risks COVID SCIENCE: Lung Radiation Shows Promise for COVID-19 Pneumonia; Smoking Raises Risks
Close to one third of young US adults appear to have an elevated risk for severe COVID-19, with smoking their strongest risk factor, according to survey data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

World Leaders Call for Equity in COVID-19 Recovery World Leaders Call for Equity in COVID-19 Recovery
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Proportion and Disparities of HIV PrEP Among Key Populations Proportion and Disparities of HIV PrEP Among Key Populations
A better understanding of PrEP use disparities among key populations may help identify strategies to better target these vulnerable groups.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Safety of In-Utero Antiretroviral Exposure Safety of In-Utero Antiretroviral Exposure
How safe is the use of ART during pregnancy? Might in-utero exposure to these drugs contribute to a higher risk for neurologic abnormalities?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

The Role of Food Handlers in Hepatitis A Virus Transmission The Role of Food Handlers in Hepatitis A Virus Transmission
How significant is the risk of secondary transmission from hepatitis A-infected food handlers to food establishment customers? Is preemptive vaccination of food handlers warranted?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Easy Access to PrEP Reduces Rates of HIV Acquisition Easy Access to PrEP Reduces Rates of HIV Acquisition
A community-based approach to the prescription of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in East Africa led to a significant decrease in new cases of HIV, and could work in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Infection May Impact Sensitivity of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for HCV HIV Infection May Impact Sensitivity of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for HCV
Hepatitis C virus rapid diagnostic tests had variable sensitivity in patients with HIV, in a multinational retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Switching TDF to TAF in a Real Life Setting Switching TDF to TAF in a Real Life Setting
Are there benefits to an ART switch from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate to tenofovir alafenamide?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

GSK Says Long-Acting HIV Prevention Drug 65% More Effective Than Truvada GSK Says Long-Acting HIV Prevention Drug 65% More Effective Than Truvada
Britain's GSK said on Tuesday that an injection of its cabotegravir drug given every two months was found to be 65% more effective in preventing HIV infections than Gilead's Truvada daily oral pills.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

' Time to Lay to Rest' Fears About Dolutegravir Birth Defects'Time to Lay to Rest' Fears About Dolutegravir Birth Defects
Rates of neural tube defects in newborns thought to be linked to the use of dolutegravir at the time of conception are much lower than previously reported, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Brazilian Patient in HIV Remission, Negative Antibody Test Brazilian Patient in HIV Remission, Negative Antibody Test
A 35-year-old man is in remission after receiving an intensified regimen of antiretroviral therapy plus nicotinamide supplementation. The results are being met with surprise, skepticism, and hope.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Life-Saving HIV Drugs Risk Running Out as COVID-19 Hits Supplies:   WHO Life-Saving HIV Drugs Risk Running Out as COVID-19 Hits Supplies:   WHO
More than a third of the world's countries say they are at risk of running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because of disruptions to supply lines and other problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine, HIV Drugs in COVID Trials After Failure to Reduce Death WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine, HIV Drugs in COVID Trials After Failure to Reduce Death
WHO said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Disruptions'Life Threatening' for People With HIV COVID-19 Disruptions'Life Threatening' for People With HIV
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted healthcare for people with all conditions. For people with HIV, the threat to health is just starting to come into focus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

ART and the Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV ART and the Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV
Is the use of ART associated with a reduction in HIV sexual transmission risk?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HCV RNA Detection Using Capillary Blood by Finger Prick HCV RNA Detection Using Capillary Blood by Finger Prick
How accurate is the new GenXpert instrument, which is used to diagnose HCV RNA from capillary whole blood obtained by finger prick?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Current Concepts in Histoplasmosis Syndromes Current Concepts in Histoplasmosis Syndromes
Gain a better understanding of the epidemiology of histoplasmosis and learn about the current evidence-based strategies for the diagnosis and management of this infection.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pioneering Molecular Biologist Dies of COVID-19 at 89 Pioneering Molecular Biologist Dies of COVID-19 at 89
In addition to receiving a patent in molecular biology, Evelyn Carmon Nicol made discoveries concerning toxoplasmosis, herpes zoster, and HIV during her 4-decade career.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Ias 2020 ias 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IAS 2020Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Switching to DRV/c in Virologically Suppressed HIV Patients Switching to DRV/c in Virologically Suppressed HIV Patients
What benefits might virologically suppressed HIV-positive patients obtain from switching to a darunavir/cobicistat-based ART regimen?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Use Among HIV+ Pregnant Women and Complication Risk Opioid Use Among HIV+ Pregnant Women and Complication Risk
This study examined maternal-fetal outcomes in pregnant HIV-positive women who use opioids.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

NY Psych Residents Describe'Tsunami' of COVID-19 Patients NY Psych Residents Describe'Tsunami' of COVID-19 Patients
Dr Jeffrey Lieberman speaks with three Columbia residents about the lessons imparted by training during a pandemic.Columbia University Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Long-acting Injectable Cabotegravir for PrEP Is Promising Long-acting Injectable Cabotegravir for PrEP Is Promising
Dr Paul Sax discusses the interim results from a study on the use of the long-acting injectable cabotegravir for pre-exposure prophylaxis in cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Real-World Effectiveness of Dolutegravir-Based ART Real-World Effectiveness of Dolutegravir-Based ART
Data from a large cohort study of HIV patients provides insight into the real-world effectiveness of dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV Infects Astrocytes, Moves From Brain to Periphery HIV Infects Astrocytes, Moves From Brain to Periphery
Astrocytes can be infected with HIV and release virus that can move from the brain to the rest of the body, according to a new study in mice.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Associated With Increased Bone Fracture Risk HIV Associated With Increased Bone Fracture Risk
People living with HIV have a higher prevalence and incidence of bone fractures than the general population, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Systemic Empirical TB Therapy No Better Than Targeted Treatment in HIV Patients Systemic Empirical TB Therapy No Better Than Targeted Treatment in HIV Patients
The strategy of routinely treating newly diagnosed HIV patients with drugs to quell tuberculosis, even if the person has no signs or symptoms of TB, is not as effective as treatment based on TB testing, according to a large international study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Dispersible Form of Dolutegravir for Infants FDA OKs First Dispersible Form of Dolutegravir for Infants
The FDA has also expanded the use of the already approved dolutegravir (Tivicay) 50-mg film-coated tablets for children with HIV who weigh 20 kg or more.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Does Cultural Tailoring of Sexual Health Programs Lead to Safer Behavior? Does Cultural Tailoring of Sexual Health Programs Lead to Safer Behavior?
Among Hispanic adolescents, sexual health interventions have a small but significant effect on improving safe sexual behavior, a meta-analysis of 12 studies suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Barriers to Health Care Among Adults With Minoritized Identity Barriers to Health Care Among Adults With Minoritized Identity
How do barriers to health care differ among adults with varying self-reported minoritized racial/ethnic and sexual social identities?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Author, AIDS Policy Advocate Larry Kramer Dead at 84 Author, AIDS Policy Advocate Larry Kramer Dead at 84
Larry Kramer, an author, playwright and film producer who helped shape U.S. healthcare policy with his early advocacy of a national response to AIDS when it first emerged in the 1980s, died on Wednesday at 84.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Sex Differences in Outcomes for Third-Line ART Sex Differences in Outcomes for Third-Line ART
Do women presenting for third-line ART experience different outcomes than men? A new study examines the gender disparities that may exist.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Don't We Have a Vaccine for SARS or MERS? Why Don't We Have a Vaccine for SARS or MERS?
We don't have vaccines for SARS, MERS, or HIV. Does that spell doom for efforts to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

PrEP Use Among Male Sex Partners of HIV-Positive Men PrEP Use Among Male Sex Partners of HIV-Positive Men
Do the male sexual partners of HIV-positive men routinely take PrEP to reduce the risk of becoming infected?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Newly Reported Acute and Chronic HCV Cases: US, 2009-2018 Newly Reported Acute and Chronic HCV Cases: US, 2009-2018
This report highlights the epidemic of hepatitis C among US adults, and supports CDC's new screening recommendations to screen all adults for this curable disease.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news