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HIV-Positive Trans Women Worry About Side Effects of Taking Hormone Therapy and HIV Treatment Together

Many trans women worry about the harmful side effects of taking hormone therapy and antiretroviral therapy at the same time, prompting some to stop treatment.

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Decline in New HIV Infections in D.C. Points to Effectiveness of Treatment as Prevention

Over the past decade, the District of Columbia has seen more than a 74% decrease in the number of new HIV infections, from 1,333 new cases in 2007 to 347 in 2016\. What's behind this decrease?

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The Vaginal Microbiome Matters: A Wake-Up Call for PrEP Research

The medical community may have dramatically underestimated the power of the vaginal microbiome -- a biological factor that could make or break the effectiveness of PrEP and vaccine research efforts.

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Surprise FDA Approval of Generic Truvada Is a 'Wakeup Call' for Activists

The surprise approval of generic Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 9 left patients, advocates and doctors scrambling to understand exactly when the generic will become ava...

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People With Multidrug-Resistant HIV Can Now Start Treatment on the Experimental Drug Ibalizumab

For the small percentage of HIV patients struggling with drug resistance, an expanded access program for a new injectable treatment might be the answer.

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The Hep C Revolution

New hepatitis C treatments are changing the equation for people coinfected with HIV and hep C: shorter treatment times, reduced side effects and sky-high cure rates.

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Hepatitis C

Could I Be Turned Down for Hepatitis C Treatment Because of Prior Drug or Alcohol Use? A Doctor Explains

There is no information to support the idea that substance users have higher reinfection rates than non-users, explains Dr. Maribel Rodriguez-Torres. who says she would never refuse such a patient unless I thought he was truly unable to stay complian...

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Hepatitis C

Why the Wait for Hepatitis C Treatment? A Doctor Explains

"Prioritization is usually determined based on a patient's level of cirrhosis, or liver scarring," explains Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D., a leader in hepatitis C research and treatment in Puerto Rico.

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La Vida con HIV

¿Se Me Puede Negar Tratamiento Para la Hepatitis C por Uso Previo de Drogas o Alcohol? Una Doctora Explica

¿Qué tiene el uso de drogas o alcohol que ver con el acceso al tratamiento para las personas con hepatitis C? Un líder en la investigación y tratamiento de la hepatitis C ayuda a clarificar esta pregunta apremiante.

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La Vida con HIV

¿Por Qué la Espera por un Tratamiento de VHC? Una Doctora Explica

¿Por qué dirían los médicos que alguien debe esperar hasta que su condición empeore para recibir tratamiento? Un líder en la investigación y tratamiento de la hepatitis C ayuda a clarificar esta pregunta importante.