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IAS 2017: Trans Women Wary of Antiretroviral Drug and Hormone Interactions

Transgender women with HIV may be hesitant to use antiretroviral therapy (ART) or not take it as prescribed because of concerns about drug interactions with feminizing hormones, according to a presentation at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.alt

IAS 2017: Acute Kidney Injury Uncommon on Tenofovir, No Link Seen to Bone Breaks

Doctors need to monitor patients regularly for kidney function if they are taking tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), especially if combined with ritonavir, according to a report at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.

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IAS 2017: Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Has Benefits for Women Too

South African women whose most recent sexual partner was circumcised are less likely to have HIV, suggesting that voluntary medical male circumcision programs have benefits for women, too, according to a study presented to the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.

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IAS 2017: Aim for $90-$90-$90 Target on HIV, Hepatitis, and TB Drug Prices, Study Says

HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis (TB) can each be treated for less than $90 a year where generic drugs can be made available, Dzintars Gotham of Imperial College London reported at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.

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IAS 2017: VRC01 Antibody Can Delay But Not Prevent HIV Rebound

A broadly neutralizing antibody modestly delayed the resurgence of viral replication following interruption of antiviral therapy (ART) started during very early infection, but all study participants ultimately experienced viral rebound, according to results presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.

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IAS 2017: People with HIV Are at Risk for Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis

Metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are risk factors for the development of liver fibrosis and steatosis (liver fat accumulation) in people living with HIV, including those who do not have viral hepatitis coinfection, according to research presentedat the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.alt

IAS 2017: Novel Long-Acting Drug Shows Promise for HIV Treatment and PrEP

A single oral dose of MK-8591, a long-acting antiretroviral in a novel drug class, suppressed HIV for 7 days in an early clinical trial, and the drug also appears to protect monkeys from rectal infection with an HIV-like virus, researchers reported at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.

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