This Week in HIV Research: A Yawning Racial Gap in U.S. Testing

This Week in HIV Research: A Yawning Racial Gap in U.S. Testing

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In this week's journey through the untamed wilderness of HIV-related journal research, your intrepid This Week in HIV Research scouts have spotted the following newly published discoveries:

  • A massive disparity between HIV testing rates and HIV burden among black men who have sex with men in the Southern U.S.

  • A nuanced glimpse into the reasons behind reported adherence shortfalls in the ASPIRE vaginal HIV prevention ring trial.

  • An affirmation of the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) even amidst growing successes in improving the HIV care continuum.

  • A warning sign in one African nation that reported rates of antiretroviral usage may not be what they seem.

Join us as we travel further down each of these paths. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: nixki for iStock via Thinkstock

In this week's journey through the untamed wilderness of HIV-related journal research, your intrepid This Week in HIV Research scouts have spotted the following newly published discoveries:

  • A massive disparity between HIV testing rates and HIV burden among black men who have sex with men in the Southern U.S.

  • A nuanced glimpse into the reasons behind reported adherence shortfalls in the ASPIRE vaginal HIV prevention ring trial.

  • An affirmation of the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) even amidst growing successes in improving the HIV care continuum.

  • A warning sign in one African nation that reported rates of antiretroviral usage may not be what they seem.

Join us as we travel further down each of these paths. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: nixki for iStock via Thinkstock