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Switching from TAF to TDF may help people lose weight, but this must be balanced against the risk of kidney problems and bone loss.
Even without HBV immunoglobulin, no infants acquired hepatitis B from mothers with a high viral load.
The updated guidance says antiretroviral therapy should be started as soon as possible after diagnosis and outlines the latest options.
The antiviral treatment is safe and effective for pediatric patients ages 12 and up.
Although 71% of survey respondents were aware of PrEP, just 19% had ever used HIV prevention pills.
Children born to mothers on PrEP appeared to have normal growth and cognitive development.
The prevention pills—and newer methods—have averted countless HIV cases, but they still aren’t reaching everyone who could benefit.
The PrEP 2-1-1 regimen offers an option to take HIV prevention pills before and after sex instead of every day.
Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, insurers must cover costs related to PrEP.
Currently, fewer than 1 in 10 women eligible for HIV prevention medications are taking them.
Switching from TDF to TAF was associated with a less favorable blood fat profile.
Several formulations of generic Truvada are now available at a lower cost.
The effect is greater for women, and it could have a detrimental effect on pregnancy outcomes at the population level.
Both Truvada and Descovy are highly effective and safe for most people taking PrEP, but the newer option has more cost barriers.
Learn about the differences between these two HIV prevention options.
This will provide free PrEP to as many as 200,000 uninsured Americans until 2030.
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