Bronx county has the country’s fifth-highest rate of HIV diagnosis—but the lowest rate in New York State for use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medications that are extremely effective in preventing HIV infection. Physician-researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System have received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to compare two strategies for improving PrEP access and use in the Bronx.
A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine demonstrates how incorporating blood tests for HIV into standard COVID-19 screening in the emergency department allowed UChicago Medicine to maintain HIV screening volume during the pandemic.
The most recent data available suggests reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have declined. This is good news, but experts at University of California San Diego AntiViral Research Center say STD rates could soon be on the rise again.…
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of a series of articles focused on recent developments in the field of health preference research.
Preliminary data has shown that people living with HIV may be at heightened risk for severe complications from COVID-19 because they are simultaneously experiencing two epidemics that are synergistically interacting to create increased odds of death and disability. However, HIV…
When substance use disorder patients were tested for both HIV and hepatitis C virus at the same time and given the results within 20 minutes, they were far more likely a month later to indicate they had received results, compared with patients who were referred for testing services.
An innovative study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) used a youth-driven mystery shopper methodology to assess YMSM’s testing experiences in three metropolitan cities highly impacted by the HIV epidemic.
More HIV testing will be available in the Chicago area, thanks to a five-year, $4.5 million federal public health grant recently awarded to the University of Chicago Medicine.