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My Advice to Doctors: Screw the Facade and Get Close to Your Patients

Doctors are trained to remain coolly detached. But David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., discusses how opening up to his patients, including young, black, same-gender-loving men living with HIV, may help save lives.

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This Week in HIV Research: If I Could Turn Back Ossein

Nov. 7, 2019: Zoledronic acid to prevent bone loss; bone benefits for older patients switching from TDF to TAF; periperhal artery disease among women; motor dysfunction and cognitive impairment.

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Misleading Ads About PrEP Are Threatening Progress to End the HIV Epidemic. They Must Be Removed.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a vital part of ending HIV, but ads targeting people to join lawsuits are planting needless fears in patients, three leading HIV specialists write.

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To Combat LGBTQ and HIV Stigma, These Two Women Are Reinventing the Pharmacy

For people taking medications for HIV prevention, HIV treatment, STIs, or transgender health care, this couple -- in life and in business -- seeks to revolutionize the pharmacy experience at TIN Rx in San Francisco.

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HIV Clinic Personnel Should Be as Diverse as Communities They Serve. But How?

Diversity sounds simple enough, but many HIV clinic workers know that it isn't. So how can you make sure that your staff members resemble your clientele?

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This Week in HIV Research: How Many Pills Can a Person Miss?

Nov. 20, 2019: Adherence required to maintain suppression; the accuracy of Framingham scores in assessing cardiovascular risk; long-term success rates for kidney transplants; integration of hypertension services with HIV care.

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Providing Quality HIV Care

People With HIV Need Care Providers to Use Non-Stigmatizing Language

Even in the medical and research communities, stigmatizing language lives on, and it can have negative repercussions in the lives of people with HIV.

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Providing Quality HIV Care

Black Women Living With HIV Deserve Care Tailored to Them

A systematic review of research between 2000 and 2016 found no studies of interventions specifically designed to support medication adherence among HIV-positive black women.

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Patients With HIV Should Think About How Many Pills They Take a Day

Taking more than five medications could be a problem. And many people with HIV are at risk of being on medication overload.

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Providing Quality HIV Care

Stigma Was at Forefront of Annual Meeting of HIV Nurses

Nurses who care for people living with HIV wrestled with stigma around the illness at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference.

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