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Managing CKD in Patients With HIV

Managing CKD in Patients With HIV | Opinion Article

Studies indicate that up to one-third of people with HIV has abnormal kidney function. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in this patient population increases morbidity and mortality risks, making it imperative to recognize CKD early and diagnose its underlying causes. Recently, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published an update to its 2005 guideline for the management of CKD in patients with HIV in Clinical Infectious Diseases.…

Sexual Risk Behavior & Viral Suppression in Patients With HIV

Sexual Risk Behavior & Viral Suppression in Patients With HIV | Feature

A new analysis has found that most HIV-infected adults receiving medical care do not appear to engage in risky sexual behaviors, but those who do oftentimes are not virally suppressed.

Sexual Risk & Men Who Have Sex With Men

Sexual Risk & Men Who Have Sex With Men | Feature

In recent years, annual increases have been observed in the number of HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM). Understanding trends in sexual risk behaviors among MSM may help shed light on why these increases are occurring and help clinicians develop interventions to address the issue.…

CME: Guidelines for PrEP to Prevent HIV Infections

CME: Guidelines for PrEP to Prevent HIV Infections | Feature

New guidelines recommend that healthcare providers offer uninfected patients daily doses of specific anti-HIV medications if they are at substantial risk of HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has the potential to reduce HIV infection rates when taken consistently as prescribed.

Controlling HIV Without Medication

Controlling HIV Without Medication | Opinion Article

Research indicates that about 1% of patients with HIV are able to keep the infection under control without the need for antiretroviral therapy (ART). Dubbed “controllers,” these patients have been thought to hold clues on how to develop a vaccine against HIV because of their unique immune responses.…

CROI 2015

CROI 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at CROI 2015, the annual Conference  on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February  23 to 26 in Seattle. The features below highlight some  of the studies that emerged from the conference. …

Guidelines for PrEP to Prevent HIV Infections

Guidelines for PrEP to Prevent HIV Infections | Feature

New guidelines recommend that healthcare providers offer uninfected patients daily doses of specific anti-HIV medications if they are at substantial risk of HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has the potential to reduce HIV infection rates when taken consistently as prescribed.

Detecting Acute HIV in the ED

Detecting Acute HIV in the ED | Opinion Article

Detecting HIV in the acute stage is important because patients are highly infectious at that time and may spread the infection unknowingly. “Diagnosing HIV at the acute stage can also lead to earlier treatment, which in turn can improve patient health and decrease risks for further transmission,” says Michael S.…

Teens With HIV: A Look at Treatment Trends

Teens With HIV: A Look at Treatment Trends | Opinion Article

In recent years, the incidence of HIV infection has decreased for most age groups. Study results have shown that presenting to care earlier in the disease course can limit immune deterioration and HIV transmission. The CDC recommends that all people aged 13 and older be tested for HIV, a recommendation that appears to have made an impact on testing rates.…

The Sensitive Subject of HIV Treatment Side Effects

The Sensitive Subject of HIV Treatment Side Effects | Opinion Article

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is essential to keeping HIV from replicating and further infecting CD4 lymphocytes. When taken as prescribed, these medications have significantly increased life expectancy over the past 25 years. HIV has shifted from being an infection with dire consequences to one that is considered a manageable, chronic condition when treated with ART.…

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