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PrEPare for HIV care

Internal medicine physicians are already trained to care for complex medical conditions, and HIV is no different, especially as adults age and develop diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/prepare-for-hiv-care.htm
1 Nov 2023

Long-acting injectable cabotegravir not cost-effective for HIV PrEP

While the long-acting injectable form of cabotegravir has shown superior effectiveness for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a cost-effectiveness analysis found that the drug is too expensive at its current price compared to the daily oral medication available as a generic.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/02/01/5.htm
1 Feb 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for positive HIV test

A 35-year-old man undergoes follow-up evaluation for a positive HIV screening test obtained 3 days ago. He is ready to start treatment. HIV testing 1 year ago was negative. He takes no medications. The physical examination is normal. Following immunoassays, what is the most appropriate treatment?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/12/4.htm
12 Jul 2022

Managing HIV with testing, prevention

Antiretroviral therapy has made an impact in treating HIV, but preexposure prophylaxis has created a huge opportunity in preventing infection, with internists poised to play a role.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2020/03/managing-hiv-with-testing-prevention.htm
1 Mar 2020

New guidance released on HIV in primary care

The recommendations from the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America update a 2013 guideline on this topic and reflect the changing primary care needs of people with HIV who have longer lifespans due to improved treatment.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/11/17/2.htm
17 Nov 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Establishing care for HIV

A 31-year-old man arrives to establish care for newly diagnosed HIV infection. He is asymptomatic. Medical history is otherwise noncontributory, and he takes no medications. Following a physical exam and review of lab studies, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/17/3.htm
17 Aug 2021

New drugs approved for C. diff, HIV

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/02/new-drugs-approved-for-c-diff-hiv.htm
1 Feb 2023

Panel issues updated guidance on ART for HIV treatment, prevention

The recommendations from the International Antiviral Society-USA cover initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), switching regimens, ART in older patients with HIV, and HIV and COVID-19, among other topics.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/12/06/1.htm
6 Dec 2022

Integrating routine HIV screening into practice

Routine screening has 2 main benefits: diagnosing HIV infection before patients become symptomatic and have lost the bulk of their immune system and preventing HIV transmission.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2016/09/hiv.htm
1 Sep 2016

Studies examine effects of ART on metabolic outcomes, cancer in adults living with HIV

One study found that switching from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate to tenofovir alafenamide was associated with obesity and dyslipidemia, while another suggested that deferred antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation was associated with a small increase in risk for AIDS-defining cancer.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/16/4.htm
16 Mar 2021

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