Human alphaherpesvirus 2 (HSV-2) among female sex workers from Brazil: cross-sectional study using respondent-driven sampling.

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Female sex workers (FSWs) are vulnerable to human alphaherpesvirus 2 (HSV-2) infection due to their high numbers of sexual partners. The objective of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence […]

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Mycoplasma genitalium coinfection in men with symptomatic gonococcal urethritis.

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International guidelines recommend Mycoplasma genitalium testing, preferably using an assay to detect macrolide resistance-associated mutations, for men presenting with non-gonococcal urethritis, but there is no specific guidance on such testing […]

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Cardiac chamber volumes and left ventricular mass in people living with HIV and matched uninfected controls.

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People living with HIV (PLWH) have increased risk of cardiovascular diseases compared with uninfected populations. We assessed structural cardiac abnormalities and their associated risk factors in well-treated PLWH and uninfected […]

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Financial incentives to promote retention in care and viral suppression in adults with HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania: a three-arm randomised controlled trial.

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Financial incentives promote use of HIV services and might support adherence to the sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART) necessary for viral suppression, but few studies have assessed a biomarker of adherence […]

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and oropharyngeal HPV in ethnically diverse, sexually active adolescents: community-based cross-sectional study.

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Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is the most common human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer in the UK, but little is known about the prevalence of oropharyngeal HPV in sexually active teenagers. We […]

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Community-wide HIV testing, linkage case management, and defaulter tracing in Bukoba, Tanzania: pre-intervention and post-intervention, population-based survey evaluation.

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Community randomised trials have had mixed success in implementing combination prevention strategies that diagnose 90% of people living with HIV, initiate and retain on antiretroviral therapy (ART) 90% of those […]

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Virological failure, HIV-1 drug resistance, and early mortality in adults admitted to hospital in Malawi: an observational cohort study.

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Antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in sub-Saharan Africa combined with weak routine virological monitoring has driven increasing HIV drug resistance. We investigated ART failure, drug resistance, and early mortality among patients […]

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2019 update of the European AIDS Clinical Society Guidelines for treatment of people living with HIV version 10.0.

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The European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) Guidelines cover key aspects of HIV management with major updates every two years.The 2019 Guidelines were extended with a new section focusing on drug-drug interactions […]

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Pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis (PrEP) among transgender women: 3 years of follow-up in a university hospital in Paris.

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The principal outcome was to describe clinical characteristics of a transgender male-to-female (TGW) cohort followed for pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis (PrEP).Few efforts and preventive interventions have targeted transgender population, despite them […]

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What do the changing patterns of comorbidity burden in people living with HIV mean for long-term management? Perspectives from European HIV cohorts.

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Undoubtedly, comorbidities complicate long-term HIV management and have significant cost implications for healthcare systems. A better understanding of these comorbidities and underlying causes would allow for a more considered and […]

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Universal test and treat in relation to HIV disease progression: results from a stepped-wedge trial in Eswatini.

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Universal test and treat (UTT) is recommended for people living with HIV (PLHIV) to reduce morbidity/mortality and minimize transmission. However, concerns exist that this strategy may lead to more crowded […]

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Utility of CD4 count measurement in the era of universal antiretroviral therapy: an analysis of routine laboratory data in Botswana.

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National guidelines in Botswana recommend baseline CD4 count measurement and both CD4 and HIV viral load (VL) monitoring post-antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. We evaluated the utility of CD4 count measurement […]

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Excess liver-related mortality among people with AIDS compared to the general population: an Italian nationwide cohort study using multiple causes of death.

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Liver diseases have become a leading cause of death among people with AIDS (PWA). This study aimed to investigate whether PWA experienced excess mortality related to liver diseases as compared […]

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Short- and medium-term prognosis of HIV-infected patients receiving intensive care: a Brazilian multicentre prospective cohort study.

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The characteristics of critically ill HIV-positive patients and the causes of their admission to intensive care units (ICUs) are only known through retrospective and unicentric studies. This study aims to […]

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Rapid ART start in early HIV infection: Time to viral load suppression and retention in care in a London cohort.

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Rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation is recommended in early HIV infection (EHI), even in the absence of baseline viral resistance test result. We analysed time to viral suppression according to […]

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Initiation, discontinuation, and restarting HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: ongoing implementation strategies.

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When used appropriately, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) substantially reduces the risk of HIV acquisition. Early implementation outcomes often suggest poor PrEP adherence and persistence; however, this intervention is time-limited and the […]

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Prevalence and determinants of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among school-going, sexually experienced adolescents in urban and rural Indigenous regions of Panama.

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To determine the prevalence and risk factors of genital Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) among school-going sexually experienced male and female adolescents in Panama.We conducted two multisite cross-sectional studies using two-stage cluster […]

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Genital HSV-1 DNA detection is associated with a low inflammatory profile in HIV-uninfected South African women.

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Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are common in South Africa and worldwide. While HSV-2 is known to cause genital lesions, HSV-1 is better known to cause oral infections. Due […]

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Time to resolution of genital symptoms for uncomplicated gonorrhoea: a prospective cohort study.

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To determine the time to resolution of symptoms (TTR) following treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhoea and to identify factors associated with TTR in a cohort of sexual health clinic attendees.Participants were […]

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Utilisation of pharmacy-based sexual and reproductive health services: a quantitative retrospective study.

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To explore the utilisation of pharmacy-based sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) in order to optimise delivery and identify barriers to access.The health provider Umbrella offers six SRHS from over […]

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Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.

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Increasing rates of preventable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US pose substantial burdens to health and well-being.To update evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on effectiveness […]

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Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

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Approximately 20 million new cases of bacterial or viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur each year in the US, and about one-half of these cases occur in persons aged 15 […]

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