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JD Davids

JD Davids

JD Davids was a senior editor and the director of strategic communications at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2014 to 2018. He runs JD StratComms, works with the Transgender Strategy Center, and serves on the leadership team of the Radical Communicators Network.

Latest by JD Davids

Larry Kramer addresses USCA 2018 attendees via video
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Cutting Gilead Critique From Larry Kramer's USCA 2018 Speech Is the Tip of the Ableist, Ageist, Pay-to-Play Icebergs of Conference Culture

"It would be a missed opportunity if we didn't also take this moment to consider the fundamental inaccessibility of conferences," JD Davids writes.

By JD Davids
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Providers: Bring Your HIV-Related Experience, Insights, and Passion to TheBodyPRO

Whether you have been in HIV work since the early days of the epidemic or joined the effort in recent years, we welcome you to TheBodyPRO.

By JD Davids
DACA protesters in front of White House
USCA (U.S. Conference on AIDS)

DACA, Immigrant Rights and the 'Larger Compassion' of the HIV Community

"I remember when it was illegal to be a practicing homosexual," recalled Richard Zaldivar at the 2017 USCA. "DACA is not an immigrant issue. DACA and the Dreamers are an American issue. Just like gay rights, just like the battle for HIV and AIDS."...

By JD Davids
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Expert: Long-Awaited CDC HIV Report on Conception Options for Serodiscordant Couples Is Disappointing and Confusing

We're in the middle of a revolution in our efforts to fight HIV. However, you wouldn't know it from a new U.S. health department agency report that advises providers about conception when one partner is living with HIV.

By JD Davids
U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy

To End AIDS in the United States, Stay True to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The original conveners of the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy look at what we've achieved in the U.S. -- and what lies ahead.

By Judith Auerbach, A. Toni Young, Robert Bank, JD Davids and David Ernesto Munar
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Recognizing Collective Efforts, 85 Leaders From 19 Nations Receive 2016 Omololu Falobi HIV Prevention Advocacy Award

On 10th anniversary of Omololu Falobi's passing, the HIV award in his name celebrates the entire movement by acknowledging all advocates who were nominated, each of whom represents thousands of others.

By JD Davids
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CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Trans People Remain Largely Invisible in Health Data

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., who delivered the first-ever plenary session focused on transgender people at CROI 2016, says it is unclear why the federal government cannot mandate inclusion of gender identity questions in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillan...

By JD Davids for Gay City News
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CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

What's the Most Overlooked Issue in HIV Care Today?

Even with current HIV treatment, there are still barriers to care and complications. To help identify and address these obstacles, we asked some leading HIV experts and advocates what they think is the most overlooked issue in HIV care today.

By Warren Tong, Myles Helfand and JD Davids
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CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

PrEP Screenings Seen as Tool to Combat STD Surge

Using data across several PrEP studies and projects, researchers note that "STIs were very high before PrEP and increasing. In this explosion of STIs that's going on at the moment, there's no need to see an explosion in HIV."

By JD Davids
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Young and Healthy, But Not Virally Suppressed

Data from 2006 to 2013 in New York City show rising rates of linkage to care and viral suppression. But those who were aged 18-24, healthy or both had lower rates.

By JD Davids for Gay City News