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Problem drinking linked to HIV, other STIs in Ugandan youth, study finds

ATLANTA—Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led…

CROI 2019: HIV antibody VRC01LS safe prevention strategy for infants

Subcutaneous doses of a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody, known as VRC01LS, given at birth and 12 weeks were well-tolerated by HIV-exposed infants, according to the results of an open-label safety…

Case series raises important questions about breastfeeding among women with HIV

Two case reports from Canada recently demonstrated how treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to child while breastfeeding, allowing mothers the option to choose how their infants are fed…

CROI 2019: HIV prevention study finds universal “test and treat” approach can reduce new infections

NIH-sponsored trial suggests home-based HIV testing and referral to care works at population level. New HIV infections declined by 30 percent in southern African communities where health workers conducted house-to-house…

Online intervention shows promise in HIV prevention

A team led by José Bauermeister, PhD, Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at Penn Nursing designed the My Desires…

Vaginal TFV gel may protect against HSV-2 in women

After controlling for sexual behavior and HIV-1 acquisition, adherence to vaginal tenofovir gel was associated with a trend toward reduced risk for herpes simplex virus type-2 in women, according to…

Shifting social norms around what “safer” sex is: perspectives of HIV-negative men in Canada

HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Vancouver, Canada are redefining ways to negotiate sexual safety and risk, according to qualitative research recently published by Dr Benjamin…

Gay men in New York rate an undetectable viral load as less effective than PrEP

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in New York City rate daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as the most effective HIV prevention strategy when condoms aren’t used,…

HIV prevention cascades could highlight gaps in prevention programmes

A simple HIV prevention cascade could be a powerful tool for advocates, policy makers and funders, researchers argue in Lancet HIV. It could help us understand where the gaps in prevention…

Study of PrEP and vaginal ring for HIV prevention begins in girls and young women

NIH-supported research aims to expand HIV prevention choices. A clinical trial has begun to examine the safety and use of two HIV prevention tools—oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and a vaginal…

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