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Switching from an antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimen containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to a single-tablet regimen containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (ECETA) can improve bone density and kidney safety in those aged 60 and above, new study finds.
Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.
Men who don’t disclose same-sex sexual behaviour have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men.
Nearly one-fifth (19%) of all cancers among people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking according to a recent study among people living with HIV in North America.
With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.
‘Encouraging’ study casts first light on PrEP-related stigma among gay and bisexual men on dating apps, following concerns about growing negative attitudes towards PrEP users.
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.
New study shows people living with HIV still expect far less from their lives compared to those who are HIV-negative, despite near-normal life expectancy.
First known intervention to increase positive attitudes in people newly diagnosed with HIV found to have profound health benefits.
HIV as a risk factor for diabetes has long been controversial, but new evidence shows that people living with HIV have increased diabetes prevalence compared to the general population.