New HIV Drugs Now in the Works
Eleven new drugs for HIV representing 5 new categories of mechanism of action are now in various phases of clinical trials. Here's an overview.
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a Man with Long-Standing HIV
Here’s a case in point about progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient with long-standing HIV who had never taken HART.
Coffee Halves Risk of Dying in HCV/HIV Coinfected Patients
Patients coinfected with HIV and HCV who drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day can cut their risk of dying in half, says a new study.
Algorithm Prompts HIV Testing Along with Routine Blood Tests
An intelligent risk stratification algorithm can trigger a prompt for clinicians to offer an HIV test when they are ordering routine blood tests, potentially leading to earlier HIV diagnoses.
Empowering Women with HIV Should Be Part of Comprehensive HIV Care
Empowerment interventions for women living with HIV can help decrease acquisition of other sexually transmitted infections.
A Case for Same-Day HIV Testing and ART Initiation
Starting ART on the same day a patient tests positive for HIV may confer significant benefits. Details here.
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a Patient with HIV
Here’s a case in point about PML, and key points about this viral disease of the CNS.
A National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis
A new report from The National Academy of Sciences outlines specific actions you can take now to help reduce hepatitis B and C infections.
Screen HIV-infected Patients for CAD
Antiretroviral drug regimens have been implicated as factors in the increased risk of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction in those with HIV infection. Here: practical measures for prevention and screening.
Alcohol Consumption Affects Mortality in HIV Infected Patients
Clinicians need to track not only current alcohol consumption among their HIV-infected patients—but also past use.
Engagement in HIV Care Can Mean Longer Life
Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced AIDS-associated morbidity and mortality -- but only in those who know they are HIV positive and if they maintain sustained engagement with care.
Ischemic Stroke and Older AIDS Patients
The paradigm of HIV care is changing for aging patients. This study sheds new light.
HIV and Quality of Life
Turns out, older age may have its advantages when it comes to coping with HIV infection.
Online Calculator Personalizes PrEP Initiation
A new Web-based algorithm uses more refined criteria to better identify PrEP candidates at highest risk for HIV infection.
Older Adults and HIV: Don't Underestimate Risk
One in 6 new HIV diagnoses occurs in people over age 50. Are you routinely asking your older patients about their sexual history?