“U=U” — Clinical Considerations

Volume 4, Issue 12

“U=U” — an Undetectable HIV viral load means Untransmittable HIV virus.  In her recent eHIV Newsletter Issue (Vol. 4; No. 11), Dr. Jill Blumenthal from the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego analyzed the current evidence strongly supporting this concept.  In this Podcast, she discusses “U=U” from the clinical perspective, and models how it can help promote patient safety.

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In Clinical Practice: Overcoming Patient Barriers to PrEP

Volume 1, Issue 2

In this issue:

PrEP — pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission — is safe, it’s effective, and it’s significantly underused in the U.S.  One key barrier to increased PrEP use is a lack of awareness and acceptance among the patient populations most at-risk for new HIV infection.

In this podcast, Dr. Douglas Krakower from Harvard Medical School takes us into the exam room to translate the new information in his Newsletter Issue into clinical practice.

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Emerging Promises and Challenges with the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy for Prevention of HIV Transmission

Volume 1, Issue 12.

Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer from Harvard discusses the important issues related to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-uninfected individuals at high-risk and reviews the results of several key studies that evaluated the use of PrEP.