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Changes in Waist Circumference in People Taking ART
ART is associated with increased waist size in some people with HIV, and a new study aims to shed light on the factors involved.
Presence of A3A Affects Latent HIV's Ability to Reactivate
New findings show when A3A is overexpressed, latent HIV is less likely to reactivate; the opposite is also true.
HPV Could Be a Contributing Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
South Korean investigators have identified a correlation between infection with high-risk strains of HPV and increased risk of CVD, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors.
IMPAACT Study on HIV Medications Taken During Pregnancy to Begin New Phase in 2019
In an ongoing study spanning more than 15 years, investigators have made key discoveries about how HIV and TB drugs affect pregnant and postpartum women, leading to new safety and dosing recommendations for several medications.
HPV Vaccination Rates Fall Short in Adolescents
In 2016, 60% of adolescents had initiated the HPV vaccine series but only 16% completed the vaccination series by age 13 and 35% by age 15.
Reaffirmed Recommendations for Preventing Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum
The US Preventive Services Task Force evaluated existing recommendations and reaffirmed that newborns should receive ocular antibiotic ointment at birth to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.
When Access Is Not an Issue, Perception of Risk Drives PrEP Uptake
Patients who believe themselves to be at a high risk of contracting HIV are more likely to accept pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) than their peers. That’s one key finding from a new study that looked at how individual factors affect PrEP uptake.
Gonorrhea Guideline Update in UK Guards Against Antibiotic Resistance
A new guideline on the management of gonorrhea has been issued by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.
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