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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)


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  • Proliferation of HIV-infected renal epithelial cells following virus
           acquisition from infected macrophages
    • Authors: Hughes; Kelly; Akturk, Guray; Gnjatic, Sacha; Chen, Benjamin; Klotman, Mary; Blasi, Maria
      Abstract: imageObjectives: HIV-1 can infect and persist in different organs and tissues, resulting in the generation of multiple viral compartments and reservoirs. Increasing evidence supports the kidney as such a reservoir. Previous work demonstrated that HIV-1 infected CD4+ T-cells transfer virus to renal tubule epithelial (RTE) cells through cell-to-cell contact. In addition to CD4+ T cells, macrophages represent the other major target of HIV-1. Renal macrophages induce and regulate inflammatory responses and are critical to homeostatic regulation of the kidney environment. Combined with their ability to harbour virus, macrophages may also play an important role in the spread of HIV-1 infection in the kidney.Design and methods: Multiparametric histochemistry analysis was performed on kidney biopsies from individuals with HIV-1 associated nephropathy (HIVAN). Primary monocyte-derived macrophages were infected with a GFP-expressing replication competent HIV-1. HIV-1 transfer from macrophages to RTE cells was carried out in a coculture system and evaluated by fluorescence-microscopy and flow-cytometry. Live imaging was performed to assess the fate of HIV-1 infected RTE cells over time.Results: We show that macrophages are abundantly present in the renal inflammatory infiltrate of individuals with HIVAN. We observed contact-dependent HIV-1 transfer from infected macrophages to both primary and immortalized renal cells. Live imaging of HIV-1 infected RTE cells revealed four different fates: proliferation, hypertrophy, latency and cell death.Conclusion: Our study suggests that macrophages may play a role in the dissemination of HIV-1 in the kidney and that proliferation of infected renal cells may contribute to HIV-1 persistence in this compartment.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Sterol metabolism modulates susceptibility to HIV-1 Infection
    • Authors: Saulle; Irma; Ibba, Salomè Valentina; Vittori, Cecilia; Fenizia, Claudio; Mercurio, Vincenzo; Vichi, Francesca; Caputo, Sergio Lo; Trabattoni, Daria; Clerici, Mario; Biasin, Mara
      Abstract: imageBackground: 25-hydroxylase (CH25H) is an interferon-stimulated gene (ISG), which catalyzes the synthesis of 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC). 25HC intervenes in metabolic and infectious processes and controls cholesterol homeostasis and influences viral entry into host cells. We verified whether natural resistance to HIV-1 infection in HIV-1-exposed seronegative (HESN) individuals is at least partially mediated by particularities in sterol biosynthesis.Methods: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) isolated from 15 sexually exposed HESN and 15 healthy controls were in vitro HIV-1-infected and analyzed for: percentage of IFNα-producing plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs); cholesterol signaling and inflammatory response RNA expression; resistance to HIV-1 infection. MDMs from five healthy controls were in vitro HIV-1-infected in the absence/presence of exogenously added 25HC.Results: IFNα-producing pDCs were augmented in HESN compared with healthy controls both in unstimulated and in in vitro HIV-1-infected PBMCs (P < 0.001). An increased expression of CH25H and of a number of genes involved in cholesterol metabolism (ABCA1, ABCG1, CYP7B1, LXRα, OSBP, PPARγ, SCARB1) was observed as well; this, was associated with a reduced susceptibility to in-vitro HIV-1-infection of PBMCs and MDMs (P < 0.01). Notably, addition of 25HC to MDMs resulted in increased cholesterol efflux and augmented resistance to in-vitro HIV-1-infection.Conclusion: Results herein show that in HESN sterol metabolism might be particularly efficient. This could be related to the activation of the IFNα pathway and results into a reduced susceptibility to in-vitro HIV-1 infection. These results suggest a possible basis for therapeutic interventions to modulate HIV-1 infection.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Higher frequencies of functional HIV-envelope-specific memory B cells are
           associated with nonprogressive HIV infection in Indian population
    • Authors: Dhande; Jayshree R.; Saikia, Kasturi; Singh, Dharmendra P.; Bagul, Rajani D.; Kulkarni, Smita S.; Ghate, Manisha V.; Thakar, Madhuri R.
      Abstract: imageObjective: The HIV-1-specific antibodies are being considered for prevention and therapy in HIV infection. For effective antibody response, presence of functionally competent memory B cells (MEBs) is important; however, HIV-infection is known to alter the B-cell functionality. Very limited data are available on the HIV-specific memory B-cell population in HIV-infected Indian population.Methods: In this study, the frequencies of HIV-gp140-specific MEBs were measured in individuals with nonprogressive [long-term-nonprogressors (LTNPs), N = 20] and progressive (N = 19) HIV infection using multicolor flow cytometry. The activation and functional status of these MEBs were assessed as frequencies and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of the CD38 and CD40 expression, respectively.Results: The percentages of gp140 + MEBs were higher in LTNPs than seen in progressors (P = 0.0475) and associated with higher CD4+ cell count (P = 0.0312, r = 0.2833). As compared with the progressors, LTNPs also showed higher functional (CD40+) gp140 + MEBs both frequencies (P 
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Ultradeep sequencing reveals HIV-1 diversity and resistance
           compartmentalization during HIV-encephalopathy
    • Authors: Giatsou; Eleni; Abdi, Basma; Plu, Isabelle; Desire, Nathalie; Palich, Romain; Calvez, Vincent; Seilhean, Danielle; Marcelin, Anne-Geneviève; Jary, Aude
      Abstract: imageObjectives: To examine viral diversity and resistance mutations in different brain areas in cases of HIV-encephalopathy.Design: Twelve postmortem brain areas from three cases of possible or certain HIV-encephalopathy were analyzed.Methods: After amplification of the reverse transcriptase and the V3 loop region of the gp120 protein, ultradeep sequencing was performed with Illumina technology. Phylogenetic analysis was performed with Fastree v2.1 using the generalized time-reversible (GTR) model. Identification of resistant viral variants was performed on Geneious software, according to HIV-1 genotypic drug resistance interpretation's algorithms, 2018 administered by the French Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis.Results: Phylogenetic analysis revealed significant inter-regional and intra-regional diversity reflecting persistent HIV-1 viral replication in the different brain areas. Although some cerebral regions shared HIV-variants, most of them harbored a specific HIV-subpopulation reflecting HIV compartmentalization in the central nervous system. Furthermore, proportion and distribution of resistance mutations to nucleoside and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors differed among different brain areas of the same case suggesting that penetration of antiretroviral treatment may differ from one compartment to another.Conclusion: This study, performed with a powerful sequencing technique, confirmed HIV compartmentalization in the central nervous system already shown by classical sequencing, suggesting that there are several reservoirs within the brain.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Monocyte activation and gut barrier dysfunction in South African youth on
           antiretroviral therapy and their associations with endothelial dysfunction
    • Authors: Dirajlal-Fargo; Sahera; Yu, Jiao; Albar, Zainab; Sattar, Abdus; Mahtab, Sana; Jao, Jennifer; Myer, Landon; Zar, Heather J.; McComsey, Grace A.
      Abstract: imageBackground: There is evidence for endothelial dysfunction in youth living with perinatally acquired HIV (YLPHIV). However, little data exist on its mechanisms.Methods: YLPHIV and age-matched HIV-uninfected (HIV−) youth enrolled in the Cape Town Adolescent Antiretroviral Cohort in South Africa between 9 and 14 years of age were included. YLPHIV were on antiretroviral therapy more than 6 months with viral load less than 400 copies/ml at baseline and 24 months. Serum biomarkers of systemic inflammation, monocyte activation, intestinal integrity, and oxidized LDL-cholesterol were measured at baseline and after 24 months. Endothelial function was measured at 24 months using reactive hyperemic index (RHI); endothelial dysfunction was defined as RHI less than 1.35. Spearman correlation coefficient and quantile regression were used to examine associations between RHI and different biomarkers.Results: We included 266 YLPHIV and 69 HIV− participants. At baseline, median (Q1, Q3) age was 12 (11, 13) years and 53% were females. YLPHIV had poorer endothelial function compared with HIV− youth (RHI = 1.36 vs. 1.52, P 
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Comparative performance of the laboratory assays used by a Diagnostic
           Laboratory Hub for opportunistic infections in people living with HIV
    • Authors: Medina; Narda; Alastruey-Izquierdo, Ana; Mercado, Danicela; Bonilla, Oscar; Pérez, Juan C.; Aguirre, Luis; Samayoa, Blanca; Arathoon, Eduardo; Denning, David W.; Rodriguez-Tudela, Juan Luis; on behalf of Fungired
      Abstract: imageObjectives: We evaluated the comparative performance of different assays used in a Diagnostic Laboratory Hub that linked 13 HIV healthcare facilities for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), histoplasmosis, and cryptococcosis, and describing its functions in Guatemala compared with other National Reference Laboratories.Methods: The following diagnostic techniques were analyzed in 24 months (2017–2018) in a cohort of patients with HIV: smear microscopy, mycobacterial and fungal cultures, isolator blood culture, PCR assays, and antigen detection tests.Results: A total of 4245 patients were included, 716 (16.2%) had an opportunistic infection: 249 (34.7%) TB, 40 (5.6%) nontuberculous mycobacteria, 227 (31.7%) histoplasmosis, 138 (19.3%) cryptococcosis, and 62 (8.6%) had multiple opportunistic infections. Two hundred sixty-three [92.6%; 95% confidence interval (CI), 89–95.1] of TB cases were diagnosed by PCR. Urine antigen assay detected 94% (95% CI, 89–96) of the disseminated histoplasmosis cases. A lateral flow assay to detect cryptococcal antigen diagnosed 97% (95% CI, 93.3–98.7%) of the cryptococcal cases. In 85 patients (51.5%) with a cerobrospinal fluid sample, cryptococcal meningitis was diagnosed in 55 (64.7%), of which 18 (32.7%) were only detected by cryptococcal antigen.Conclusion: Validated commercial antigen tests, as used in this program, should be the new gold standard for histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis diagnosis. In their absence, 35% of disseminated histoplasmosis and 32.7% of cryptococcal meningitis cases would have been missed. Patients with multiple opportunistic infections were frequently diagnosed and strategies should be designed to screen patients irrespective of their clinical presentation. In low resource settings, Diagnostic Laboratory Hubs can deliver quality diagnostics services in record time at affordable prices.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Cost-effectiveness of integrated HIV prevention and family planning
           services for Zambian couples
    • Authors: Wall; Kristin M.; Kilembe, William; Inambao, Mubiana; Hoagland, Alexandra; Sharkey, Tyronza; Malama, Kalonde; Vwalika, Bellington; Parker, Rachel; Sarkar, Supriya; Hunter, Ken; Streeb, Gordon; Mazarire, Christine; Tichacek, Amanda; Allen, Susan
      Abstract: imageObjective: To present the incremental cost from the payer's perspective and effectiveness of couples’ family planning counseling (CFPC) with long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) access integrated with couples’ voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT) in Zambia. This integrated program is evaluated incremental to existing individual HIV counseling and testing and family planning services.Design: Implementation and modelling.Setting: Fifty-five government health facilities in Zambia.Subjects: Patients in government health facilities.Intervention: Community health workers and personnel promoted and delivered integrated CVCT+CFPC from March 2013 to September 2015.Main outcome measures: We report financial costs of actual expenditures during integrated program implementation and outcomes of CVCT+CFPC uptake and LARC uptake. We model primary outcomes of cost-per-: adult HIV infections averted by CVCT, unintended pregnancies averted by LARC, couple-years of protection against unintended pregnancy by LARC, and perinatal HIV infections averted by LARC. Costs and outcomes were discounted at 3% per year.Results: Integrated program costs were $3 582 186 (2015 USD), 82 231 couples received CVCT+CFPC, and 56 409 women received LARC insertions. The program averted an estimated 7165 adult HIV infections at $384 per adult HIV infection averted over a 5-year time horizon. The program also averted 62 265 unintended pregnancies and was cost-saving for measures of cost-per-unintended pregnancy averted, cost-per-couple-year of protection against unintended pregnancy, and cost-per-perinatal HIV infection averted assuming 3 years of LARC use.Conclusion: Our intervention was cost-savings for CFPC outcomes and CVCT was effective and affordable in Zambia. Integrated couples-focused HIV and family planning was feasible, affordable, and leveraged HIV and unintended pregnancy prevention.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Adverse perinatal outcomes associated with antiretroviral therapy
           regimens: systematic review and network meta-analysis
    • Authors: Tshivuila-Matala; Chrystelle O.O.; Honeyman, Susan; Nesbitt, Charlotte; Kirtley, Shona; Kennedy, Stephen H.; Hemelaar, Joris
      Abstract: imageObjective: Assess adverse perinatal outcomes associated with antenatal antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens.Design: Systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTS).Methods: We conducted a systematic literature review by searching PubMed, CINAHL, Global Health, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and four clinical trial databases from 1 January 1980 to 28 April 2018. We included RCTs of antenatal ART regimens in HIV-positive pregnant women, which assessed preterm birth (PTB), spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), very preterm birth (VPTB), low birthweight (LBW), very low birthweight (VLBW), small-for-gestational-age (SGA), neonatal death (NND), and mother-to-child-transmission. We used random-effects network meta-analysis models to calculate relative risks for treatment comparisons and the hierarchy of treatments.Results: Of 83 260 citations identified, 10 manuscripts were included, assessing 6285 women. Compared with zidovudine (ZDV) monotherapy, we found a higher risk of LBW after exposure to zidovudine/lamivudine/efavirenz (ZDV/3TC/EFV; relative risk 1.61; 95% CI 1.03–2.51), tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine/ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (TDF/FTC/LPV/r; 1.64; 1.18–2.29), or zidovudine/lamivudine/ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (ZDV/3TC/LPV/r; 1.87; 1.58–2.20). TDF/FTC/LPV/r carried an increased risk of VLBW, compared with ZDV monotherapy (5.40; 1.08–27.08). ZDV/3TC/LPV/r posed a higher risk of PTB than ZDV monotherapy (1.43; 1.08–1.91) and a higher risk of sPTB than zidovudine/lamivudine/abacavir (ZDV/3TC/ABC) (1.81; 1.21–2.71). LPV/r-containing regimens also carried the highest risks of VPTB, SGA and NND, although the limited data showed no significant differences.Conclusion: Of the ART regimens assessed in RCTs in pregnancy, LPV/r-containing regimens were associated with the highest risks of adverse perinatal outcomes.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Exploring patterns and predictors of suicidal ideation among pregnant and
           postpartum women living with HIV in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    • Authors: Knettel; Brandon A.; Mwamba, Rimel N.; Minja, Linda; Goldston, David B.; Boshe, Judith; Watt, Melissa H.; on behalf of the KCMC Option B+ study team
      Abstract: imageObjective: Pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV face disproportionate risk of depression and suicide, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. This study examined patterns and predictors of suicidal ideation among women living with HIV in antenatal care in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.Design: We conducted a longitudinal cohort study of 200 pregnant women living with HIV, with surveys conducted during pregnancy and 6 months postpartum.Methods: Pregnant women were recruited during HIV and antenatal care visits at nine clinics. A structured questionnaire was verbally administered in Kiswahili by a trained study nurse. We used simple frequencies and t-tests to measure patterns of suicidal ideation and logistic regression to assess factors associated with suicidal ideation.Results: Suicidal ideation was endorsed by 12.8% of women during pregnancy and decreased significantly to 3.9% by 6 months postpartum. Ideation was not significantly greater among participants newly diagnosed with HIV. In univariable analyses, suicidal ideation was associated with depression, anxiety, HIV stigma, single relationship status, unknown HIV status of the father of the baby, negative attitudes about antiretroviral medication, and low social support. In the multivariable model, women experiencing anxiety and HIV stigma were significantly more likely to endorse suicidal ideation during pregnancy.Conclusion: Suicidal ideation and associated feelings of hopelessness are a critical challenge in antenatal care among women living with HIV, with important implications for quality of life, care engagement, and survival. To better support patients, targeted approaches to address anxiety, depression, stigma, and hopelessness must be prioritized, including crisis support for suicide prevention.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Internalized HIV stigma predicts subsequent viremia in US HIV patients
           through depressive symptoms and antiretroviral therapy adherence
    • Authors: Christopoulos; Katerina A.; Neilands, Torsten B.; Dilworth, Samantha; Lisha, Nadra; Sauceda, John; Mugavero, Michael J.; Crane, Heidi M.; Fredericksen, Rob J.; Mathews, William C.; Moore, Richard D.; Mayer, Kenneth H.; Napravnik, Sonia; Johnson, Mallory O.
      Abstract: imageObjective: We sought to examine the prospective association between internalized HIV stigma and unsuppressed viral load and to investigate whether this relationship was sequentially mediated by depressive symptoms and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence.Design: Longitudinal study in a multisite observational clinical cohort.Methods: The Center for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems patient-reported outcomes survey measures internalized HIV stigma yearly using a four-item assessment (response scale 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree). We obtained patient-reported outcome, lab, and appointment data from six center for AIDS research network of integrated clinical systems sites. We used multivariable logistic regression to examine the association between mean stigma and subsequent viremia. We then used Bayesian sequential mediation to fit a longitudinal sequential path model spanning four time points to test if depressive symptoms at T1 and ART adherence at T2 mediated the effect of stigma at T0 on viral load at T3, adjusting for baseline covariates.Results: Between February 2016 and November 2018, 6859 patients underwent stigma assessment and were 81% cis-men, 38% Black, 16% Latinx, 32% heterosexual-identified, and 49% at least 50 years of age. Mean stigma level was 2.00 (SD 1.08). Stigma was significantly associated with subsequent viremia (adjusted odds ratio = 1.16, 95% confidence interval: 1.05–1.28, P = 0.004), as were younger age and Black race. The chained indirect effect from stigma to unsuppressed viral load through depressive symptoms and then adherence was significant (standardized β = 0.002; SD = 0.001).Conclusion: Internalized HIV stigma positively predicts subsequent viremia through depressive symptoms and ART adherence. Addressing the link between stigma and depressive symptoms could help improve viral suppression.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • HIV and risk of dementia in older veterans
    • Authors: Bobrow; Kirsten; Xia, Feng; Hoang, Tina; Valcour, Victor; Yaffe, Kristine
      Abstract: imageObjective: People living with HIV (PLWH) may be at an increased risk for dementia as they age. Surprisingly, it remains unclear whether PLWH have a higher risk of developing dementia in late life than those without. We explored whether HIV-infection is associated with incident dementia diagnosis in older U.S. veterans accounting for potential confounders and competing risk of death.Methods: We included 1114 veterans diagnosed with HIV, ages at least 55 years (mean = 62 years, SD = 6), followed in the Veterans Health Administration healthcare system from 2004 to 2015, and a propensity-matched comparison group (n = 1114) without HIV. HIV and dementia diagnoses were determined using electronic medical records. Using Fine-Gray proportional hazards models, we examined whether HIV status was associated with a greater risk of incident dementia.Results: During follow-up (mean = 7 years, SD = 4 from date of HIV diagnosis), 5% of veteran PLWH developed dementia compared with 3% without (P = 0.01). Accounting for the competing risk of death and adjusted for demographics, substance use, education and income, PLWH remained 50% more likely to receive a dementia diagnosis [adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) = 1.50, 95% confidence interval 0.96–2.35]. Although combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) exposure was associated with an increased risk of incident dementia, this was driven by differences in illness severity as captured by CD4+ cell count. There was no evidence of a differential effect by cART class.Conclusion: In a cohort of older USA veterans, HIV infection increased risk of dementia by 50%, while exposure to cART did not offset this risk. It is critical to understand the mechanisms by which HIV increases risk for developing dementia in later life.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • The role of barriers to care on the propensity for hepatitis C virus
           nonreferral among people living with HIV
    • Authors: Cachay; Edward R.; Torriani, Francesca J.; Hill, Lucas; Jain, Sonia; Del Real, Azucena; Qin, Huifang; Martin, Natasha; Mathews, William C.
      Abstract: imageTwenty-five percent of HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfected patients were not referred for HCV treatment despite unrestricted access in California to direct-acting antivirals (DAA) in 2018. Having unstable housing and ongoing drug use directly affected HCV treatment nonreferral. However, psychiatric history and alcohol use impacted HCV treatment nonreferral through the mediation of not being engaged in HIV care. Achieving HCV elimination requires DAA treatment outside conventional health settings, including substance rehabilitation centers, mental health crisis houses, and homeless shelters.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • What we talk about when we talk about durable viral suppression
    • Authors: Diepstra; Karen; Lu, Haidong; McManus, Kathleen A.; Rogawski McQuade, Elizabeth T.; Rhodes, Anne G.; Westreich, Daniel
      Abstract: imageAs policies built on ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ become more popular, use of durable viral suppression (DVS) as an outcome in analyses is increasing. We identified a case series of recent HIV-related publications that study the DVS outcome. The majority did not distinguish between a definition of DVS and the operationalization of that definition. Clearer discussion of DVS, including a formal definition, is needed to ensure better comparability across studies and ultimately better public health outcomes.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Changes in bone microarchitecture with abacavir--lamivudine versus
           tenofovir disoproxil fumarate--emtricitabine in adults living with HIV
    • Authors: Bedimo; Roger J.; Adams-Huet, Beverley; Nguyen, Van; Moore-Matthews, Dindi; Poindexter, John; Maalouf, Naim M.
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • HIV-1 acquisition in a man with ulcerative colitis on anti-α4β7
           mAb vedolizumab treatment
    • Authors: Gunst; Jesper Damsgaard; Schleimann, Mariane Høgsbjerg; Pahus, Marie Høst; Østergaard, Lars; Tolstrup, Martin; Søgaard, Ole Schmeltz
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Human papilloma virus-related cancers: MSM and trans people living with
           HIV are still getting left behind
    • Authors: Freer; Joseph
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Coinfection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and HIV in
           a teaching hospital: still much to learn
    • Authors: Sasset; Lolita; Di Meco, Eugenia; Cavinato, Silvia; Cattelan, Anna M.
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Coronavirus disease 2019 in patients with HIV in the province of Araba,
           Basque Country, Spain
    • Authors: Molina-Iturritza; Estibaliz; San-José-Muñiz, Irene; Ganchegui-Aguirre, Maite; Balerdi-Sarasola, Leire; Ortiz-de-Zárate-Ibarra, Zuriñe; Gainzarain-Arana, Juan C.; Portu-Zapirain, Joseba
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
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