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A selection of recent papers from PLoS Medicine.

Gender differences in survival among adult patients starting antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: a multicentre cohort study
Cornell M et al.
Differences in mortality for HIV-positive men and women on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa.

Misrepresentation of randomized controlled trials in press releases and news coverage: a cohort study
Yavchitz A et al.
In this study, the researchers evaluated the presence of “spin” in press releases and associated media coverage and analszed whether the interpretation of RCT results based on press releases and associated news items could lead to the misinterpretation of RCT results. Nearly half the press releases and article abstract conclusions contained “spin” and, importantly, “spin” in the press releases was associated with “spin” in the article abstracts.

The potential impact of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men and transwomen in Lima, Peru: a mathematical modelling study
Gomez GB et al.
Gabriela Gomez and colleagues developed a mathematical model of the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men and transwomen in Lima, Peru to explore whether HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a cost-effective addition to existing HIV prevention strategies.

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