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Rethinking Power—and Who Holds It—in HIV Organizations

Venita Ray's ascendancy to the co-directorship of Positive Women’s Network-USA is part of a broader effort within community-based organizations to thoughtfully center the voices of Black and Brown people.

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This Week in HIV Research: Getting Wiser About Getting Older

May 6, 2021: Epigenetic aging and HIV treatment initiation; effects of ART on cognitive decline; dearth of osteoporosis screenings for PLWH; physical therapy vs. opioids for bone/muscle pain.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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A Smell Test May Help Disentangle Alzheimer’s From HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder

A study suggests olfactory function may be a useful tool in distinguishing between HAND and a precursor for Alzheimer’s disease in older people living with HIV.

By Michael Broder
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Clinical Trial Data Needs to Reflect the Demographics of HIV, Say Activists

A recent analysis conducted by the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition revealed that, among HIV drug trial participants, data specific to race and sex were dramatically underreported.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

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What's New in U.S. HIV Clinical Treatment Guidelines

The latest update to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV occurred within the pediatric HIV prevention guidelines on April 8.

By Myles Helfand
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“This Is About Access”: COIN Is an Affirming, Holistic Pop-Up Clinic for Sex Workers in New York City

Transgender activists Cecilia Gentili and Zil Goldstein discuss the mission behind Callen-Lorde’s free health care program.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Redefining Failure

April 29, 2021: Measuring HIV drug susceptibility amidst extensive resistance; the reversibility of virologic failure; mobile HIV care in urban settings; whether to prescribe long-acting antiretroviral therapy.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Weights and Measures

April 22, 2021: Weight gain and CVD risk after treatment initiation; stroke type divergence among PLWH; exercise and CD4; a new approach to pain research in HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

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