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Diagnosing PrEP Communication Self-Efficacy in a Community-Based Peer Leader Intervention for Black Sexual Minority Men.

AIDS and Behavior

HIV prevention interventions that leverage endogenous peer leaders to communicate about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and other HIV prevention to...


AIDS and Behavior

Using a tool integrated into the electronic health record, we determined prevalence of 10 social needs among 377 people with HIV (PWH) and 27,833 p...

The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Utilization of Different HIV Testing Strategies Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Texas.

AIDS and Behavior

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a well-documented HIV-risk factor, but less is known about the relationship between ACEs and different HIV...

Tenofovir alafenamide is associated with improved alanine aminotransferase and renal safety compared to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.

Journal of Medical Genetics

Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is a novel prodrug of tenofovir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. We aimed to evaluate the impact of switching to TAF on alanine aminotransferase (ALT) normalization and renal safety. We also described the indications of switching to TAF.

Consecutive adult CHB patients switched from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) dominant therapy to TAF for more than 12 months were identified retrospectively. A subgroup of patients newly switched to TAF were prospectively invited to perform transient elastography examination and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The time of switching to TAF was defined as baseline.

Among 393 patients in the retrospective cohort, the median ALT at month 12 was significantly lower (21.0 [16.0 - 29.9] U/L vs. 25.0 [19.0 - 34.0] U/L; P < 0.001) and ALT normalization rate was higher (89.9% vs. 83.7%; P = 0.037) than those at baseline. Estimated glomerular filtration rate decreased from 12 months before baseline and then increased from baseline to month 12 significantly (69.7 ± 22.0 mL/min/1.73m2 vs. 68.5 ± 21.5 mL/min/1.73m2 vs. 69.2 ± 21.5 mL/min/1.73m2 , P = 0.002 (-12m vs. baseline), P = 0.004 (baseline vs. 12m)). In the prospective cohort, 103 patients switched to TAF because of age > 60 years (63.1%), bone diseases (54.4%) and renal alteration (42.7%).

TAF is associated with ALT improvement and better renal safety than TDF dominant therapy in CHB patients. Most CHB patients switched to TAF because of advanced age, followed by bone disease and renal alteration. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Active Pharmacovigilance Project on the safety profile of Dolutegravir in Brazil.


A quantitative descriptive study based on Brazilian Active Pharmacovigilance of Dolutegravir (DTG) Project was performed to describe the adverse dr...

Awareness and perception of accuracy of the Undetectable=Untransmittable message (U=U) in Italy: results from a survey among PLWHA, infectious-diseases physicians and people having unprotected sex.


Evidences on the absence of risk of sexual transmission of HIV by persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) with undetectable plasma HIV-RNA (HIV-RNA <2...

Age-stratified adeno-associated virus serotype 3 neutralizing and total antibody prevalence in hemophilia A patients from India.

Journal of Medical Genetics

Gene therapy using adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector offers a new treatment option for individuals with monogenetic disorders. The major bottlene...

Clinicopathological alteration of symptoms with serotype among dengue infected pediatric patients.

Journal of Medical Genetics

Dengue fever is a self-limiting, acute febrile illness caused by an arbovirus. This infection may be asymptomatic or symptomatic with its potential...

HPV E6/E7mRNA association with Interleukin 10 (rs1800872) polymorphism in a group of Macedonian women.

Journal of Medical Genetics

Interleukin 10 (IL-10) is an immunosuppressive cytokine and its genetic variants could have an indirect impact on viral biology and HPV E6/E7 mRNA ...

Intimate partner violence and oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence among young African women.


To estimate the effect of intimate partner violence (IPV) on oral PrEP adherence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

We estimated the relative prevalence of high PrEP adherence 3 and 6 months after initiation among AGYW 16-25 years who reported a history of any IPV in the past year at enrollment versus AGYW who did not, both overall and by age. High adherence was defined as an intracellular tenofovir-diphosphate concentration at least 700 fmol/punch in dried blood spots.

Among 409 PrEP-initiating AGYW, half (49%) reported experiencing any IPV by a current/recent partner in the year prior to enrollment. Overall, a similar proportion of AGYW who reported IPV had high PrEP adherence at months 3 and 6 as AGYW who did not report IPV. There was, however, evidence of effect modification by age at month 3: among AGYW less than 21 years, those who reported IPV were less than half as likely to have high adherence [adjusted PR (aPR) = 0.43, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.22-0.86]; among AGYW aged 21 years, those who reported IPV were more than twice as likely to have high adherence (aPR = 2.21, 95% CI 1.34-3.66). At month 6, effect estimates within each age stratum were consistent in direction to those at month 3.

IPV events may either impede or motivate PrEP adherence among African AGYW, with age appearing to be an important consideration for IPV-related adherence interventions.

Association of low-level viremia with mortality among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Dehong, Southwest China: A retrospective cohort study.

HIV Medicine

To investigate the association of low-level viremia (LLV) with mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Dehong, Southwest China.

We analysed data collected from a cohort of PLHIV on ART in Dehong. PLHIV were enrolled in this cohort after they started ART, with viral load (VL) tested once a year afterwards. Each VL level was then categorized into one of the four groups: <50, 50-199, 200-999 and ≥1000 copies/ml. VL levels of 50-199 and 200-999 copies/ml were defined as LLV. The VL level for each participant was re-categorized and fitted into an extended Cox regression model as a time-varying covariate to examine the associations of VL level with all-cause and AIDS-related deaths.

Among the included 7273 of 8762 PLHIV in this study, median age (interquartile range, IQR) was 36 (30-43) years and 59.9% were male. The patients were followed up for a median duration (IQR) of 6.2 (4.3-8.2) years. Compared with VL <50 copies/ml, LLV 200-999 copies/ml (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR] and 95% confidence interval [95% CI]: 1.56 [1.04, 2.32]) were associated with elevated risk of all-cause mortality and LLV50-199 (aHR [95% CI]: 1.00 [0.68, 1.45]) were not. Similarly, only LLV200-999 copies/ml (aHR [95% CI]: 2.37 [1.36, 4.14]) corresponded to higher risk of AIDS-related mortality.

This study suggests that PLHIV on ART may have elevated death risks even though the viremia is suppressed at a low level. Interventions targeting PLHIV with LLV should be developed to reduce their mortality.