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Survey Results Point to Gaps in HIV Knowledge and Awareness Among Young Americans
The survey was designed to provide more information on beliefs and perceptions toward HIV among Generation Z and millennials in the United States.
Self-Tests Increase Awareness of HIV Infections Among MSM
Distributing free HIV self-tests to men who have sex with men resulted in a sharp increase in the number of infections identified, a new study by the CDC.
PrEP Use is Associated With Less HIV Anxiety Among MSM
A new study has discovered that PrEP use is associated with lower levels of HIV anxiety in men, a benefit which could be incorporated into initiatives to increase PrEP uptake. 
Depression Associated With Higher HIV Incidence for South African Girls
A study found that depressive symptoms are associated with higher incidence of HIV transmission for adolescent girls and young women in South Africa, with familial and social factors mediating this association.
TAF vs. TDF: Measuring Lipid Levels in HIV Treatment
TAF causes cholesterol levels to rise, but that includes levels of “good cholesterol” HDL. Researchers concluded that there is no significant difference in cardiovascular risk profiles between people taking TAF and those taking TDF. 
HSV-2 Prevention Measures Could Be Important Tool in Ending HIV Epidemic
Existing evidence has suggested a strong biological link between HIV and herpes simplex virus 2 infection.
In Utero Efavirenz Exposure Associated With Microcephaly Risk
While perinatally acquired HIV occurrence has decreased since the spread of combination antiretroviral regimens, exposure to efavirenz may increase risk of complications.
Are Patients Responsible for Initiating Conversations About PrEP?
After analyzing electronic medical records from 161 patients across 90 VHA sites, investigators determined that patients initiated 94% of conversations about PrEP.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?