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“I’ve heard of hairy palms, but a hairy tongue?!” HIV & oral health concerns

February 23, 2017, by

Caroline Shiboski, DDS, PhD gives good advice about the health conditions that people living with HIV should watch out for in their mouths, and what to do if they notice something abnormal. Read More

Simpler HIV treatment, with only 2 drugs, keeps viral loads suppressed

Simpler HIV treatment, with only 2 drugs, keeps viral loads suppressed

February 22, 2017, by

People taking only two drugs, dolutegravir and rilpivirine, maintained viral suppression in participants of the SWORD-1 an SWORD-2 studies. Read More

Research will see if antibodies can more selectively target & kill HIV-infected cells

Research will see if antibodies can more selectively target & kill HIV-infected cells

February 20, 2017, by

In this Q&A, Galit Alter, PhD explains her research on broadly functional antibodies and if they can be used to rid the body of the latent HIV reservoir. Read More

Research shows 47% reduction in STIs among gay men who took doxycycline after sex

Research shows 47% reduction in STIs among gay men who took doxycycline after sex

February 16, 2017, by

Could taking a pill after sex reduce the risk of STIs? Antibiotics taken after sex reduce chlamydia and syphilis infections, but more evidence is needed before this STI prevention strategy can be recommended. Read More

Are painkillers the new “gateway” drug? New research says yes…

Are painkillers the new “gateway” drug? New research says yes…

February 16, 2017, by

New research shows that people who more recently started injecting drugs oftentimes were “hooked on painkillers” at the time they started injecting. Read More