Effectiveness of community-based condom distribution interventions to prevent HIV in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

PloS one 2017 08 0312(8) e0180718 doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0180718 Abstract BACKGROUND Despite significant public health implications, the extent to which community-based condom distribution interventions (CDI) prevent HIV infection

A brief, trauma-informed intervention increases safety behavior and reduces HIV risk for drug-involved women who trade sex.

BMC public health 2017 08 0118(1) 75 doi 10.1186/s12889-017-4624-x Abstract BACKGROUND Female sex workers (FSWs) are an important population for HIV acquisition and transmission. Their risks are

Inflammatory Ly6Chi monocytes and their conversion to M2 macrophages drive atherosclerosis regression.

The Journal of clinical investigation 2017 06 26127(8) 2904-2915 doi 10.1172/JCI75005 Abstract Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease, and developing therapies to promote its regression is an

Reducing V3 Antigenicity and Immunogenicity on Soluble, Native-Like HIV-1 Env SOSIP Trimers.

Journal of virology 2017 07 1291(15) pii 10.1128/JVI.00677-17 Abstract Native-like trimers of the SOSIP design are being developed as immunogens in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)

Sexual partner characteristics and incident rectal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM): a prospective cohort in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria.

Sexually transmitted infections 2017 02 2493(5) 348-355 doi 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052798 Abstract BACKGROUND STIs including Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) potentiate HIV acquisition and transmission especially among

Epigenetic manipulation of host chromatin by Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus: a tumor-promoting factor?

Current opinion in virology 2017 08 0926() 104-111 pii 10.1016/j.coviro.2017.07.018 Abstract Molecular and epidemiological evidence links Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) to a number of malignancies of endothelial

3-Year efficacy and durability of simplification to single tablet regimens: a comparison between co-formulated efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir and rilpivirine/emtricitabine/tenofovir.

Antiviral therapy 2017 08 11() doi 10.3851/IMP3188 Abstract BACKGROUND Few data are available about efficacy and durability of simplification from multi-tablet antiretroviral regimens to co-formulated efavirenz(EFV)/emtricitabine(FTC)/tenofovir(TDF) versus

Using smartphones to decrease substance use via self-monitoring and recovery support: study protocol for a randomized control trial.

Trials 2017 08 1018(1) 374 doi 10.1186/s13063-017-2096-z Abstract BACKGROUND Alcohol abuse, other substance use disorders, and risk behaviors associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) represent three

Treatment of Patients With Hepatitis C Virus infection (Genotype 4) With Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in the Liver Transplant Setting.

Transplantation 2017 08 09() doi 10.1097/TP.0000000000001907 Abstract BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and the leading indication for

The path from a volunteer initiative to an established institution: evaluating 15 years of the development and contribution of the Lighthouse trust to the Malawian HIV response.

BMC health services research 2017 08 0917(1) 548 doi 10.1186/s12913-017-2466-y Abstract BACKGROUND The HIV epidemic has triggered the development of new health institutions with a special focus

Mediating Effects of Social Support and Internalized Homonegativity on the Association Between Population Density and Mental Health Among Gay and Bisexual Men.

LGBT health 2017 08 09() doi 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0002 Abstract PURPOSE Depression negatively impacts the health and well-being of gay and bisexual men (GBM). However, little is known about

Non-neutralizing Antibodies Alter the Course of HIV-1 Infection In Vivo.

Cell 2017 07 27170(4) 637-648.e10 pii 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.048 Abstract Non-neutralizing antibodies (nnAbs) to HIV-1 show little measurable activity in prevention or therapy in animal models yet were the

Notes from the Field: Preliminary Results After Implementation of a Universal Treatment Program (Test and Start) for Persons Living with HIV Infection – Lesotho, October 2015-February 2017.

MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2017 08 0466(30) 813-814 doi 10.15585/mmwr.mm6630a4 Abstract Lesotho, a small, mountainous country completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, has

HIV testing week 2015: lowering barriers for HIV testing among high-risk groups in Amsterdam.

BMC infectious diseases 2017 08 0117(1) 529 doi 10.1186/s12879-017-2617-0 Abstract BACKGROUND Evaluation of the HIV Testing Week (HTW) 2015 in Amsterdam: the number of (positive) tested persons,

Idiopathic esophageal ulcer as an initial manifestation of HIV infection.

Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva 109(8) 596-597 doi 10.17235/reed.2017.5135/2017 Abstract The esophageal ulcer us a common complication

Improved life expectancy of people living with HIV: who is left behind?

The lancet. HIV 2017 05 104(8) e324-e326 pii 10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30086-3 Abstract

Prolonged Growth Hormone/Insulin/Insulin-like Growth Factor Nutrient Response Signaling Pathway as a Silent Killer of Stem Cells and a Culprit in Aging.

Stem cell reviews 13(4) 443-453 doi 10.1007/s12015-017-9728-2 Abstract The dream of slowing down the aging process has always inspired mankind. Since stem cells are responsible for tissue

The diagnostic utility of Merkel cell polyomavirus immunohistochemistry in a fine needle aspirate of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma of unknown primary to the pancreas.

Diagnostic cytopathology 2017 08 12() doi 10.1002/dc.23794 Abstract Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive skin tumor with a high tendency for metastases. We report a case

Virological outcomes of EVG/COBI/FTC/TDF and EVG/COBI/FTC/TAF in antiretroviral-naive HIV-1-infected participants with baseline HIV-1 RNA ≥1,000,000 copies/ml: a post hoc analysis of Phase 3 clinical trials.

Antiviral therapy 2017 08 11() doi 10.3851/IMP3187 Abstract

Insulin resistance and associated factors among HIV-infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross sectional study from Cameroon.

Lipids in health and disease 2017 08 1016(1) 148 doi 10.1186/s12944-017-0543-1 Abstract BACKGROUND Little is known on the magnitude and correlates of insulin resistance in HIV-infected people

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