In this week's brief tour of recently published research, we get a new glimpse into the huge successes of Vancouver's years-long effort to reduce harm and increase HIV-related services among injection drug users. We also learn about the relative safety of stem-cell transplantation in people with HIV, the ability of certain biomarkers to predict future serious AIDS- and non-AIDS events, and the factors that increase the likelihood of partner notification among young people living with HIV.
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality in the U.S. It is thus, almost by definition, a major topic of concern for the HIV-infected people we count among our patients and clients -- many of whom are intimately associated with traditional cardiovascular risk factors, such as cigarette smoking, low physical fitness, hyperlipidemia and hypertension.
In our latest jaunt through HIV journals, we spot a new attempt to focus and prioritize HIV testing through the use of a symptom-based scoring system. We also see whether a person's sex plays a role in HIV's effect on psychomotor function, and learn about the degree to which vitamin D supplementation can affect lipid levels in people starting HIV treatment (spoiler: not much). To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!
@NatureComms (Of note: The researchers tried their once-weekly method with TAF and it didn't work out. So these findings don't necessarily translate to our most popular/promising single-pill HIV treatment regimens of the moment.)
@NatureComms If you're not into learning the nitty gritty about how it would work, skip those details and go to the implications -- both for future PrEP drugs and for HIV maintenance therapy. https://t.co/t7JCeWqP0U
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".