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Almost Half of Adolescents Dont Fill Prescriptions for STIs Diagnosed in ED
Failure to fill prescriptions is a common issue among adolescents diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections in emergency departments, according to a new research letter.
USPSTF Gives PrEP a Grade A Recommendation for HIV Prevention
The HIV Medicine Association reports that the recommendation, once implemented in 2021, will require insurers to cover PrEP with no cost-sharing to patients.
WHO: Meeting Global Goals for HIV, Hepatitis, STIs Requires Accelerated Effort
Meeting goals to eliminate HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections by 2030 will require accelerated efforts, according to a progress report from the WHO.
Immediate HIV Treatment May Promote Robust CD4 Cell Response
Very early introduction of ART may alter HIV immune response long term, with implications for development of effective vaccine.
Sexual Risk Behavior, Partnership Type Are Predictors for PrEP Adherence
Individuals at a higher risk of contracting HIV showed greater adherence to PrEP and moved toward less risky partnership types over time.
Dirty Needles, Social Stigma Contribute to Troubling HIV Outbreak in Pakistan: Public Health Watch
Nearly 500 children are infected with HIV after being put at risk due to poor medical practices in a country where violence against individuals living with HIV is still an issue.
What's in the Pipeline?
A look at up-and-coming HIV drugs in development.
Chinese Social Platform Uses Geolocation to Promote HIV Testing in MSM
Following the launch of the campaign in March 2015, investigators saw a 77% increase in HIV testing compared with January and February of the same year in Beijing.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?