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Martha Kempner

Martha Kempner

Martha Kempner is a freelance writer, consultant and sexual health expert.

Latest by Martha Kempner

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Reference

New HIV, Hepatitis B and C Guidelines Will Make More Organs Available for Transplant, Experts Say

A revolution in organ transplants is taking place.

By Martha Kempner
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News

When People Stop Newer HIV Meds, Time to Viral Rebound Not Better Than With Older Antiretroviral Therapy, NIH Study Finds

Researchers are trying to understand treatment interruptions as part of work to develop a future HIV cure and therapies that will not involve medications.

By Martha Kempner
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News

New Study Will Test Safety of PrEP and Dapivirine Ring in Pregnancy

While the vaginal ring is still currently under FDA review, the new study will show whether it is safe and acceptable for people who are pregnant.

By Martha Kempner
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Features

HPV Vaccine Rates Are Low Because People Still Don't Understand Its Cancer Risks

The vaccine for human papillomavirus got a bad rap when it debuted. And yet time has shown it's very effective in reducing cancers linked to HPV.

By Martha Kempner
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News

Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.

By Martha Kempner
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News Analysis

We Have a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are Rates So High?

An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).

By Martha Kempner
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News

HPV Rates Similar Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Cisgender Women

A new study adds to mounting evidence that all people should be screened and offered the vaccine for human papillomavirus.

By Martha Kempner
 HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir
News

Trump Administration Ends Fetal Tissue Research, Cancels Major HIV Grant

Advocates say the move is more politics than science.

By Martha Kempner
New Study Finds HPV Infection High -- and Vaccination Rates Low -- in Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women Img
News

New Study Finds HPV Infection High -- and Vaccination Rates Low -- in Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women

More awareness of human papillomavirus is needed for gay/bisexual men and transgender women of color -- and their health care providers, research suggests.

By Martha Kempner
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Conference Coverage

Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women

More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.

By Martha Kempner