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HIV-Related Factors Predict Reinforced Hepatitis B Vaccination Success

Certain characteristics and HIV-related factors may help predict whether certain demographics of people with HIV will have an optimal response to reinforced hepatitis B virus vaccination, according to an article published in Vaccine.

Published
03 June 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Wondering at the ‘Special Universe’ of Gay Life in All Its Diversity

When the clinical psychologist Walt Odets began working with gay men in San Francisco in the mid-1980s, much of the therapy focused on trauma and shame. There was the reality of growing up gay in America combined with the catastrophe of the AIDS epidemic, which by 1989 had killed at least 90,000 people, including a number of Odets’s patients. More than three decades later, the gay men Odets now works with live in a markedly different world, one where they can marry and in which sex doesn’t come booby-trapped with the fear of death.

Published
02 June 2019
From
New York Times
UNAIDS survey aligns with so-called fourth 90 for HIV/AIDS

The survey echoes a trend in the community to take notice of mental wellness when thinking of public health interventions to fight HIV/AIDS.

Published
31 May 2019
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes  National Institutes of HealthIncreasing the intensity of treatment for alcohol use disorder over time improves alcohol-related outcomes among people with HIV.

Published
20 May 2019
From
National Institutes of Health
Increasing Alcohol Consumption Linked to Worsening HIV Severity

A pattern of increasing alcohol consumption is associated with worsening HIV disease severity, whereas stable consumption is associated with small improvements, according to a national study of VA patients with HIV.

Published
12 May 2019
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Medscape (requires free registration)
Most UK clinic staff now tell people about U=U, but not always in the same way

Two presentations at this month’s British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Bournemouth show that most specialist healthcare workers are now informing people with HIV that if their

Published
29 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP May Offer Psychological Benefits to Gay, Bisexual Men at Risk for HIV

A new study has identified lower rates of sexual anxiety among gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Published
24 April 2019
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Previous HAV vaccination does not reliably protect some patients with HIV

Study findings suggest that previous vaccination against hepatitis A virus infection does not reliably protect some people with HIV.

Published
18 April 2019
From
Healio
Study Finds No Benefit for Dietary Supplements

An analysis of survey data gathered from more than 27,000 people over a six-year period found that individuals who reported taking dietary supplements had about the same risk of dying as those who got their nutrients through food. What’s more, the mortality benefits associated with adequate intake of vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, zinc, and copper were limited to food consumption.

Published
16 April 2019
From
NIH Director's Blog
Weight gain with new antiretrovirals: It's complicated

South Africa’s next big shift in our antiretroviral programme is to replace efavirenz with a newish drug called dolutegravir. The Department of Health is pleased at the prospect of a safer, more robust and, amazingly, cheaper drug. But last year, the first reports surfaced that people using it were gaining weight.

Published
15 April 2019
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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