Meeting NewsPerspective

HIV testing increases 15-fold among teens after improvement initiative

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A center with typically low HIV testing rates achieved a 15-fold increase in the number of adolescents screened for infection at…

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Prediction score may enable prompt TB treatment in children with HIV

September 23, 2019
A tuberculosis prediction score based on diagnostic models may enable prompt treatment decisions in HIV-infected children with suspected TB and a…

Merck Foundation commits $7M to improve HIV care in southeast US

September 6, 2019
The Merck Foundation recently committed $7 million to promote access to HIV care and improve outcomes of vulnerable and underserved patients with HIV…


Title X gag rule legal battle resumes, laying groundwork for ‘circuit split’

June 25, 2019
A rule prohibiting family planning discussions between physicians and patients is in effect again after a California appeals court stayed the…


Should the US government leverage patents held by the CDC to push down the price of Truvada?

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
POINT. The federal government should sue Gilead to enforce its patents on PrEP and lower the price of the treatment. I am impressed by the fact that…

In the Journals

Young MSM may not completely recover from PrEP-related bone density loss

June 14, 2019
Adolescents who take pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention may experience a loss of bone mineral density during treatment. Most…

In the Journals

USPSTF: PrEP should be offered to patients at high risk for HIV

June 11, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that patients at high risk for HIV be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, with…

HIV outbreak in Pakistan spikes, pediatrician questioned as source

June 3, 2019
As of June 3, more than 700 people have been infected with HIV in Larkana, Sindh province, Pakistan, and more than 600 of these infections are among…


WHO backs response to HIV outbreak in Pakistan

May 29, 2019
WHO announced today that they will be supporting the response to an outbreak of HIV that has affected more than 600 people in Larkana, Sindh…

In the Journals

Teens with HIV have similar cognitive outcomes to HIV-negative peers

May 24, 2019
Teens who were perinatally infected with HIV and received treatment have similar cognitive outcomes compared with their HIV-negative peers, according…

Title X gag rule banned nationwide, AMA declares ‘victory’

April 30, 2019
A federal district judge ruled that the Trump administration’s gag rule regarding physician- patient family planning discussions can be lifted…

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Long-term cotrimoxazole improves outcomes in children with HIV/AIDS

April 4, 2019
A recent study found that long-term cotrimoxazole treatment reduces mortality and morbidity in children with HIV by altering their gut microbiome and…

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myDEx online tool improves HIV prevention

March 12, 2019
Young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, or YGBMSM, who used an online, interactive educational intervention were more likely to use…

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HIV viral suppression under Ryan White care comparable to Medicaid, private insurance

January 9, 2019
Compared with relying on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for health services, transitioning to Medicaid or private health insurance was not…

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Youth with HIV have suboptimal adherence to no-cost ART

December 21, 2018
Youth with HIV residing in British Columbia who received antiretroviral therapy, or ART, free of charge were less likely to reach optimal adherence…

MSF says pharmaceutical companies ‘failing children with HIV’

November 30, 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières announced that developing countries are having a difficult time providing HIV-positive children with WHO-recommended…

In the Journals

Teens significantly more likely to receive HIV screening with rapid testing

October 26, 2018
Adolescents presenting at a primary care clinic focused on improving HIV screening rates using rapid screening methods and physician collaboration…

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Advance care planning reduces suffering for teens with HIV

October 22, 2018
Teenagers with HIV and their families can improve agreement about health care goals when advance care planning is discussed with a physician early in…

Meeting News

Teens with opioid use disorders infrequently screened for HCV, HIV

October 4, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Approximately one-third of teenagers and young adults with recorded opioid use disorders are screened for hepatitis C infection…

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Text messages improve PrEP adherence among young people

September 28, 2018
Using a text message-based intervention can improve pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, retention and adherence among young adults aged between 18 and…