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Here’s what you need to know about HIV drug resistance

Here’s what you need to know about HIV drug resistance

, by Warren Tong

Here’s a low-down on HIV drug resistance, including what it is and how you get tested for it. Also, get advice from HIV clinicians on prevention and what to do if you do develop HIV drug resistance. Read More

In people with HIV, over-the-counter heartburn drugs may cause immune activation and inflammation

In people with HIV, over-the-counter heartburn drugs may cause immune activation and inflammation

, by Emily Land

A small study linked acid blocking medications like Prilosec to increased inflammation in people living with HIV. What does this study mean for people taking these meds? Read More

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

, by Emily Land

Drug pricing is a complicated issue, with pharmaceutical companies on one side, patient activists on the other, and consumers oftentimes stuck somewhere in the middle. Read More

“Cautious optimism” for three-pronged antibody that blocks simian HIV

“Cautious optimism” for three-pronged antibody that blocks simian HIV

, by Warren Tong

An engineered “three-pronged” broadly neutralizing antibody successfully blocked simian HIV in a study with monkeys. Broadly neutralizing antibody-based therapies may be used in the future for HIV prevention and/or treatment. Read More

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

, by Emily Land

Heavy and frequent use of marijuana increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but people who smoked occasionally did not have this increased risk. Read More