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August 21, 2014
HIV, if Treated, May Not Raise Cognitive Impairment Risk
A study of British gay men found no differences in the prevalence or severity of neurocognitive impairment based upon HIV status.
August 20, 2014
A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?
In the future, women’s HIV prevention efforts may be as familiar a process as inserting a tampon, thanks to research showing that water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina.
August 19, 2014
Vancouver Injection Drug Users Moderately Interested in PrEP
A study of HIV-negative injection drug users in Vancouver, British Columbia, found that about a third expressed willingness to take Truvada as PrEP.
August 18, 2014
People With HIV Have High Risk of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
Rates of invasive pneumococcal disease are markedly higher among people living with HIV when compared with HIV-negative people.
August 15, 2014
HIV Can Disguise Itself as Bacteria and Evade Antibodies
HIV appears to evade attacks from the immune system in part because antibodies mistake the virus for bacteria.
August 14, 2014
Ugandans Starting HIV Treatment Early Fare Very Well
Ugandans with HIV who begin treatment with higher CD4 counts can do quite well on therapy, countering beliefs that calls for earlier treatment may not play out well in practice.
August 13, 2014
Young Bangkok Gay Men Acquiring HIV at Breakneck Pace
A cohort of young gay men in Bangkok is acquiring HIV at a rate of 9 percent a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2 percent a year among those who report 100 percent condom use.
August 12, 2014
People With HIV Appear to Have a Lower Risk of MS
There is an apparent link between HIV and a lowered risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).
August 11, 2014
Researchers Using Tobacco to Cultivate Agent for HIV Microbicide
The NIH has awarded a $14.7 million grant to a team developing a microbicide with an HIV-fighting protein they will cultivate in tobacco plants.
August 08, 2014
Higher Rates of Condom Misuse or Failure in Black Gay Men
Black men who have sex with men report higher rates of condom breakage and slippage as well as incomplete use of condoms compared with white MSM. 
August 07, 2014
Tivicay Suppresses HIV Well, Even With Nuke Resistance
Tivicay (dolutegravir) suppresses HIV at high rates even among treatment-experienced people with resistance to NRTIs.
Powerful HIV Antibodies That May Assist a Vaccine Also Receive Assist
The powerful broadly neutralizing antibodies (BNAs) to HIV that some people develop appear to arise as the result of a chain reaction set in motion when a standard antibody prompts viral mutation.
August 06, 2014
Donors Only Reaching 7% of Global Harm Reduction Needs
Major international donors are only spending 7 percent of the estimated funding needed to support harm reduction for injection drug users worldwide.
Testing, Safer Sex Reduces HIV in SF Gays Compared With London
Higher HIV testing frequency and rates of safer sex in San Francisco gay men may account for the city’s improved diagnosis rates compared with London.
Program for Drug-Using Couples Lowers Hep C and Risky Sex Rates
An intervention for couples who use drugs lowers their risk of contracting hepatitis C virus as well as raises their rate of condom use.
August 05, 2014
HIV Treatment Demand in Poorer Nations to Keep Rising
The demand for HIV treatment in low- and middle-income nations is projected to rise to 16.8 million people by the close of 2016.
Only 1 in 5 Primary Care Docs Routinely Screen for HIV
A strikingly low percentage of primary care doctors are following the CDC'ss recommendation to routinely screen patients for HIV.
August 04, 2014
Acute HIV Often Has Symptoms, But Testing Is Best Diagnostic
Various symptoms such as vomiting and swollen lymph nodes are linked to early HIV infection, but they are not a foolproof sign, so frequent testing is ideal for those at risk. 
Those in Poorer Nations Don’t Drop Condoms When on HIV Meds
A meta-analysis of studies looking at heterosexuals with HIV after they started treatment found no evidence that they used condoms less.
Precancerous Anal Lesions in Gays With HIV May Clear on Their Own
Lesions that can be a precursor to anal cancer are highly common in gay HIV-positive men, but they may clear without the need for treatment.
August 01, 2014
Condoms Aren’t the Only Way That Gay Men Reduce HIV Risk
A study of Australian gay and bisexual men illustrates how men are using multiple behavioral methods to reduce HIV risk, underlining the fact that “safer sex” is not a simple binary consideration between whether or not condoms are used.
The More the Party Drugs, the Fewer the Condoms Among Gay Men
The number of recreational drugs English gay men take at one time is strongly linked to the likelihood that they will have sex without a condom while under the influence.
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