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Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Study results indicate that cigarette smoking has a substantial impact on the life expectancy of patients with HIV. However, smoking cessation appears to help regain some the years lost to smoking in this population.

Improved Survival With Enhanced Prophylaxis Plus ART in HIV | Feature

Enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis tied to lower mortality at 24, 48 weeks

Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Medical Blog

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Conference Highlights: ACOG 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACOG 2017, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, from May 6 to 9 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

Cancer Burden for Aging US HIV Population Expected to Shift | News Brief

As the population of people living with HIV in the United States ages, the burden of cancer for these patients is expected to shift away from cancers

Tuberculosis/HIV Co-Infections Up 40% Across Europe Over the Last Five Years | News Brief

New data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that

Progress Toward HIV Cure Highlighted in Issue of AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses | News Brief

A comprehensive collection of articles describing the broad scope and current status of this global effort is published in a special issue of AIDS Research and Human

New Way to Assess Medication-Based HIV Prevention Proposed | News Brief

Thinking about PrEP as a nine-step continuum of preventive care, researchers report. In a new article in the journal AIDS, a Brown University-based team of researchers draws

Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Clinical Complications Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV/Tuberculosis Coinfected Patients | News Brief

Today Future Science Group announces the publication of an article in Future Virology highlighting the clinical complications associated with ART in Chinese HIV/ Tuberculosis (TB) coinfected patients.

Progress Toward HIV Cure Highlighted in Issue of AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses | News Brief

A comprehensive collection of articles describing the broad scope and current status of this global effort is published in a special issue of AIDS Research and Human

Beliefs About Better Treatment for HIV Results in Riskier Sex | News Brief

Condomless intercourse among gay men is on the rise. A survey spanning 19 years of participants at a gay pride event in the US notes a consistent

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive, Type 2 Diabetes Patients | News Brief

Study finds good nutrition improves medication adherence, mental health. HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their

Study Finds Premature Death Rates Diverge in the United States by Ethnicity | News Brief

Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders, but increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives. Premature death rates have

HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak | News Brief

Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply

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