Rifampin Drug-Drug Interactions with Newer Antiretrovirals (TAF, Bictegravir, Dolutegravir)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected persons remains challenging, in part because of drug interactions between rifampin and some ARVs that may compromise antiretroviral therapy (ART). Three studies presented at CROI provide clinicians with additional guidance on

Bictegravir/TAF/FTC in Women

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The single-pill combination of bictegravir (BIC) with tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and emtricitabine (FTC), recently approved by the FDA, has been shown in four Phase III trials to be effective as initial therapy

Naltrexone Improves Virologic Suppression

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Release from correctional settings is a high-stakes time for persons with HIV, as it is for those with other health issues. People with substance use disorders often relapse, and those with HIV often

Short Bites: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Update

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Monday, March 19, 2018

HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancers are more difficult to detect than tobacco-related cancers because the symptoms are not always obvious to an individual, and health professionals may lack the education and background to diagnose HPV-related lesions. Although there are many adjunctive oral cancer screening devices and tests, none of them can currently detect early-stage HPV-positive oral and oropharyngeal cancers. My rule of thumb: Any lesion that persists for 2 weeks should be referred to an oral medicine specialist or oral surgeon to evaluate and biopsy, if indicated.

Transitioning Your HIV Practice to a New Doctor

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
The AIDS epidemic raged around me like a wildfire in the late '80s and early '90s while I trained in medicine in San Francisco. During that storm, I began working with people living with HIV. In 1995, ready to start a primary medical practice, I landed at a community clinic in Berkeley, California, overseeing an emerging Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program site. Now, 22 years later, I have retired. 
 
The transition has unfolded according to plan. My organization hired a successor who I am confident will take expert and compassionate care of my former patients.

Forever Grateful: My Experience as a Rutgers HIV Care Specialization Student

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

While enrolled in graduate school at the Rutgers University School of Nursing, I continued to work as registered nurse on a labor and delivery unit at an increasingly busy community hospital in central New Jersey. Though my unit boasts delivery rates exceeding 2,000 births per year, most of our patients are middle-class, low-risk women in their 30's giving birth to planned pregnancies carried to term. Though not a new nurse, at the time I was new to the labor unit, and happened to be on my final days of orientation when I received report on a primigravida in her early 20's in active labor.

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