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Achieving national HIV prevention goals: the case for addressing depression and other mental health comorbidities

Koenig, Linda J.; McKnight-Eily, Lela R.

AIDS. 35(12):2035-2037, October 1, 2021.

The editor has highlighted the paper, Depression and HIV viral non-suppression among people engaged in HIV care in an urban clinic, 2014-2019 (Lesko, Catherine R. et al) as being of special interest to the field of HIV research. The editorial comment from Linda Koenig, Achieving national HIV prevention goals The case for addressing depression and other mental health comorbidities, has been published to accompany Lesko's paper.

Depression and HIV viral nonsuppression among people engaged in HIV care in an urban clinic, 2014–2019

Lesko, Catherine R.; Hutton, Heidi E.; Fojo, Anthony T.; More

AIDS. 35(12):2017-2024, October 1, 2021.

Depression, a common diagnosis among HIV-infected persons, has a negative impact on HIV care. The study by Lesko et al indicates that adequate treatment of depression is associated with a better viral suppression which is important for the patient and also to limit transmission to partners.

Rates of new HIV diagnoses among Indigenous peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States: 2009–2017

Koehn, Katrina; Cassidy-Matthews, Chenoa; Pearce, Margo; More

AIDS. 35(10):1683-1687, August 1, 2021.

The authors studied the disproportionate impact of HIV on indigenous populations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand over a period of nearly 10 years. The differences in HIV diagnoses and trends over time in these countries indicate the importance of the data for public health action. This should stimulate standardized data collection and more in depth studies which may help to target effective interventions for these populations.

Prevalence and association with birth outcomes of low vitamin D levels among pregnant women living with HIV

Bergløv, Anne; Moseholm, Ellen; Katzenstein, Terese L.; More

AIDS. 35(9):1491-1496, July 15, 2021.

This Danish study indicates that African and Asian pregnant women with HIV are at risk to have low Vit D levels, which has practical implementations if confirmed by others

Effect of Truvada lawsuit advertising on preexposure prophylaxis attitudes and decisions among sexual and gender minority youth and young adults at risk for HIV

Serrano, Pedro A.; Daubert, Elizabeth; Munoz, Alejandro; More

AIDS. 35(1):131-139, January 1, 2021.

This paper on the effect of Truvada lawsuit advertising has been picked by the editor, Roel Coutinho, as being of special interest to the field of HIV research.