Dolutegravir Confirmed as Effective Second-Line HIV Therapy Dolutegravir Confirmed as Effective Second-Line HIV Therapy
A new randomized trial bolsters efficacy evidence for dolutegravir and finds no benefit in switching from tenofovir in second-line HIV treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Monkeys May Lead the Way for Immunotherapy HIV Cure Monkeys May Lead the Way for Immunotherapy HIV Cure
Mindful of the pitfalls of previous monkey studies on HIV, the researchers designed the trial to make it difficult for the drug combination to show better results than might be realistic in humans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Matthew Akiyama, MD, Receives NIDA Avenir Grant Matthew Akiyama, MD, Receives NIDA Avenir Grant
The blood-borne infections sleuth is challenged with unraveling disease transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV: Could Another Two-Drug Regimen Be on the Horizon? HIV: Could Another Two-Drug Regimen Be on the Horizon?
Side effects from once-daily islatravir plus doravirine are short-lived and mild.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19 HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19
Worldwide data from WHO suggest that HIV itself is an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19, but viral load and CD4 weren't part of the calculations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Resistant TB: Adjustments to BPaL Regimen Reduce AEs, Not Efficacy Resistant TB: Adjustments to BPaL Regimen Reduce AEs, Not Efficacy
High success rates in tuberculosis treatment remain after lowering linezolid dose and duration to reduce toxic effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19 in People With HIV AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19 in People With HIV
The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is effective in people living with HIV, at least in the short term, according to an open-label substudy within the protocol of a larger phase 2/3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Switching to DTG plus bDRV in Treatment-Experienced HIV-1 Switching to DTG plus bDRV in Treatment-Experienced HIV-1
Is this dual regimen an effective switch strategy in highly treatment-experienced HIV-1 patients?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Hansel Tookes Wins Avenir Grant for Tele-Harm Reduction Research Hansel Tookes Wins Avenir Grant for Tele-Harm Reduction Research
The 4-year NIDA grant, intended to stimulate innovation and transformative research from early-stage investigators, totals $2.3 million.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Ias 2021 ias 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IAS 2021Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Conference Coverage Source Type: news

IAS 2021: Moving Forward With HIV Care, Cure, and PrEP IAS 2021: Moving Forward With HIV Care, Cure, and PrEP
As the world begins to make sense of the impact of COVID-19 on health, HIV researchers get back to the work of optimizing treatments and tackling the structural barriers that keep patients sick.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

The Latest on HIV Care, Cure, and PrEP The Latest on HIV Care, Cure, and PrEP
As the world begins to make sense of the impact of COVID-19 on health, HIV researchers get back to the work of optimizing treatments and tackling the structural barriers that keep patients sick.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

High Levels of Prevention-Effective Adherence to HIV PrEP High Levels of Prevention-Effective Adherence to HIV PrEP
An analysis of data from a large PrEP trial finds high levels of prevention-effective adherence when considering sexual behavior and HIV risk during the trial period.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases, Mortality in PLHIV The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases, Mortality in PLHIV
Non-communicable diseases are more prevalent among people living with HIV, which may also contribute to an increased risk of mortality. What can be done to improve survival and quality of life?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Both HIV and Tenofovir Tied to Skeletal Deficits in Young People Both HIV and Tenofovir Tied to Skeletal Deficits in Young People
HIV is associated with'substantial'skeletal deficits toward the end of puberty, especially among girls, as is the antiretroviral tenovir disoproxil fumarate, a cross-sectional study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Generic Drug for Babies Distributed in Africa, Says UNITAID HIV Generic Drug for Babies Distributed in Africa, Says UNITAID
Aid agencies have distributed a strawberry-flavoured tablet for children living with HIV in six African countries, the first generic pediatric version of a key antiretroviral, global health agency UNITAID said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine
Patients with multiple myeloma mount a highly variable antibody response after completing the recommended two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen, with some not having any detectable response, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Behavioral Intervention for PrEP Uptake in High Risk MSM A Behavioral Intervention for PrEP Uptake in High Risk MSM
A novel behavioral intervention may help increase PrEP uptake among men who have sex with men who are at a higher risk for HIV.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes Associated With Change From TDF to TAF in HIV-1 Outcomes Associated With Change From TDF to TAF in HIV-1
A new study looks at the effects of a treatment switch from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate to tenofovir alafenamide-containing ART regimens among HIV-1-infected patientsHIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia
A 1-week course of doxycycline proved to be better than single-dose azithromycin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

eGFR in HIV and HCV-coinfected Patients Receiving DAAs+ART eGFR in HIV and HCV-coinfected Patients Receiving DAAs+ART
This study assessed the changes in eGFR, a surrogate marker of renal function, in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients receiving sofosbuvir treatment for HCV along with antiretroviral therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV SOS: Action Sought for Spike in Cases in West Virginia HIV SOS: Action Sought for Spike in Cases in West Virginia
Dozens of volunteers formed the letters"HIV SOS" at a health event Saturday as activists sought a public health emergency declaration in a city with one of the nation's highest spikes of such cases.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

The Medical Students Who Shunned Fear and Dove Into COVID Care The Medical Students Who Shunned Fear and Dove Into COVID Care
In her new book'Life on the Line,'Emma Goldberg shines a spotlight on'the absolutely invaluable work of healthcare providers'during the COVID crisis in New York.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

EBR/GZR for HCV-infected People on Opioid Agonist Therapy EBR/GZR for HCV-infected People on Opioid Agonist Therapy
This study found that HCV-infected people with recent injectable drug use reach suboptimal HCV cure rates with elbasvir/grazoprevir.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transgender-Competent Health Care: Lessons from the Community Transgender-Competent Health Care: Lessons from the Community
This focus group study aimed to describe and identify experiences of transgender individuals in the healthcare system. What are their perspectives on barriers to care, and how can they be overcome?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Late HIV Presentation Impairs Immunological Response to ART Late HIV Presentation Impairs Immunological Response to ART
A new study examines the impact of late HIV presentation on the treatment response to initial antiretroviral therapy.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Presumed Sudden Cardiac Death Among HIV-Infected Often Not Due to Coronary Artery Disease Presumed Sudden Cardiac Death Among HIV-Infected Often Not Due to Coronary Artery Disease
People with HIV have a rate of sudden cardiac death that is more than double that in the noninfected population, according to a new study of cases in San Francisco County in California.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

How Dreams Might Prepare You for What's Next How Dreams Might Prepare You for What's Next
Dreams can feel random and disjointed but might actually serve a higher function, helping you prepare for what's ahead, according to new research findings.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New! Spotlight on Medical Power Couples: Their Extraordinary Lives New! Spotlight on Medical Power Couples: Their Extraordinary Lives
Infectious disease experts and spouses juggle their personal lives with major disease outbreaks; plus the only married couple in the United States to lead separate medical schools.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

DAA Treatment for Micro-elimination of HCV in HIV DAA Treatment for Micro-elimination of HCV in HIV
What progress has been made towards the micro-elimination of HCV among people living with HIV? Is it achievable?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic? Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?
Despite significant advances in HIV research, prevention, and treatment, HIV is still criminalized both in the U.S. and abroad. Is this the ultimate challenge to ending the epidemic?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Experts See Strides on AIDS, but COVID-19 Halted Progress Experts See Strides on AIDS, but COVID-19 Halted Progress
COVID-19 has killed nearly 600,000 Americans in 16 months, approaching the 700,000 Americans that AIDS killed over 40 years.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access
Safety-net clinics especially are bracing for how the drugmaker's policy shift could reduce their budgets and hamstring their ability to provide care to an at-risk population.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

UN  Rejects Russia Concerns Over Push to Tackle AIDS UN  Rejects Russia Concerns Over Push to Tackle AIDS
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a declaration on Tuesday aimed at ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 after Russia failed in a bid to remove language it said pushed countries to decriminalize prostitution and drug use.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance Using NGS Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance Using NGS
What could next-generation sequencing tell us about the prevalence of transmitted HIV drug resistance?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Acute HIV at the Time of Initiation of PrEP or PEP Acute HIV at the Time of Initiation of PrEP or PEP
Could undiagnosed HIV at the time of PrEP or PEP initation lead to antiretroviral resistance?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Sexual Assault Survivors Who Get HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Often Lost to Follow-up Sexual Assault Survivors Who Get HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Often Lost to Follow-up
While patients who have been sexually assaulted often welcome the post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medications offered in the emergency room, infectious disease clinic follow-up and documented completion of PEP tend to be low, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Nucleotide Sequences to Characterize HIV-1 Transmission Nucleotide Sequences to Characterize HIV-1 Transmission
Could this approach help us better understand the drivers of HIV-1 transmission?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Tuberculosis -- United States, 2020 Tuberculosis -- United States, 2020
The annual decrease in tuberculosis reported in the U.S. during 2020 is far larger than any reported during the last decade. How might the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to this steep decrease?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

People Who Live Past 100 Have Good DNA Repair Genes People Who Live Past 100 Have Good DNA Repair Genes
For the first time, scientists have decoded the genomes of those older than 100 years in their quest to find out how centenarians avoid age-related diseases and survive longer than most people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Biden Budget Requests Steep Increases for NIH, CDC, SAMHSA Biden Budget Requests Steep Increases for NIH, CDC, SAMHSA
President Biden seeks funds for addressing the opioid epidemic and gun violence and improving maternal health. The request also includes messages of support for Medicare drug negotiations and a public option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Clean Indoor Air Is Vital for Infection Control Clean Indoor Air Is Vital for Infection Control
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists say it's time to rate indoor air quality and clean it to prevent the spread of airborne illnesses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Immune Deficiency and Risk for Severe COVID-19 in HIV Immune Deficiency and Risk for Severe COVID-19 in HIV
A new study finds that immune deficiency in people living with HIV may contribute to a greater risk for severe COVID-19.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Fostemsavir in Heavily Treatment-Experienced HIV-1 Fostemsavir in Heavily Treatment-Experienced HIV-1
Is fostemsavir an effective therapeutic option for heavily treatment-experienced individuals with limited treatment options?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity and Glucose Disturbances in HIV-Infected Subjects Obesity and Glucose Disturbances in HIV-Infected Subjects
A better understanding of the disturbances in glucose homeostasis in people living with HIV could have important implications for obesity prevention in this population.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

This Scientist Is Auctioning Off His DNA and Says Yours is Valuable Too This Scientist Is Auctioning Off His DNA and Says Yours is Valuable Too
George Church's genetic information is for sale and the Harvard geneticist, who was one of the first people to ever have his genome sequenced, says personal information can be profitable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Tech Giants Are Moving Into Healthcare Tech Giants Are Moving Into Healthcare
The federal government is partnering with connectivity powerhouses like Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft to transform the way health information is shared.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Fewer but More Often Severe COVID Cases in People Living With HIV, Study Suggests Fewer but More Often Severe COVID Cases in People Living With HIV, Study Suggests
People living with HIV do not appear to be at higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, but they may have more severe disease than people without HIV, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women With HIV Pneumococcal Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women With HIV
Pneumococcal vaccines PCV-10 and PPV-23 are equally safe and immunogenic in pregnant women with HIV, although PPV-23 administration might be more beneficial because it includes a wider range of serotypes, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Absolute Monocyte Counts to Predict CV Events in HIV Absolute Monocyte Counts to Predict CV Events in HIV
Is the absolute monocyte count a reliable indicator of future cardiovascular events in people living with HIV?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news