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Taking a Sexual History Is an Essential Part of Good Health Care

Sex is a vital part of human life—and clinicians should be asking about it.

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This Week in HIV Research: Many Sizes Fit Many People

Oct. 15, 2020: Adherence barriers among Latinx MSM; Atlanta's Ending the HIV Epidemic priorities; Ryan White HIV service coordination; PrEP, white coat dosing, and drug resistance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Juan Berenguer, M.D., Ph.D. and Antonio Urbina, M.D.

Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM

Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W. and Myles Helfand
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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

Multiple U.S. health agencies have released HIV-specific information, and research on HIV and the novel coronavirus is trickling in. Here's what health care providers need to know.

By Myles Helfand and Sony Salzman

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Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV

This Week in HIV Research: Revisiting Our Needs

Oct. 8, 2020: HPV-related cancer risk among women living with HIV; the interplay between HIV, HBV, and liver disease; Framingham vs. other tools to gauge statin value; integrase inhibitors, weight gain, and menopause.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV

Smoking Rates Are Higher in the LGBTQ Community; Can More Inclusive Data Help?

Scout, Ph.D., the head of the National LGBT Cancer Network, lays out the current state of the interplay between nicotine, cancer, HIV, and people who are LGBTQ.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Incidence and Clinical Care Trends Among MSM

Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Providing Quality HIV Care

How to De-Escalate Conflict in HIV Care and Community Health

For some clients, escalation is how they communicate that they feel unsafe or feel that their needs are not being taken seriously.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV

Hepatitis C Treatment Barriers Persist Through the Cure Era, Especially in U.S.

For the most vulnerable populations disproportionately impacted by HCV in the U.S.—i.e., incarcerated people and people who inject drugs—treatment remains dangerously elusive, experts say.

By Ginger Skinner
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HIV Policy and Advocacy

Robert Redfield’s Epic COVID Failure Is Not a Surprise to Many HIV and Public Health Experts

They say that the longtime HIV researcher already had a sketchy record that made him the perfect Trump flunky.

By Tim Murphy

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