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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez

Associate Editor

Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He is an award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist whose work has been featured in Mic, Out, Slate, POZ, and The Village Voice. He also teaches writing at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

Brian Minalga
Interviews

Transgender People Must Be Included in Every Aspect of HIV Research

Descovy’s approval for PrEP showcases real-life ramifications of leaving trans people out of research. But including trans people is about more than just saying trans people are welcome, says researcher Brian Minalga.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Conference Coverage

Black Gay Men in the Ballroom Scene Experience a Unique Form of HIV Prevention

Though not as widely studied, there are many ways that men who belong to the gay family networks of the ballroom scene may be getting an HIV intervention.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Viewpoints

In HIV Clinic Hiring, Weighing Lived Experience Alongside Advanced Degrees

Sure, it's important for some clinic staffers to have an M.S.W., M.P.H., B.S.N., Ph.D., or any other letters in the "alphabet soup" of health-related credentials. But maybe counting a caregiver's experience is just as valuable.

By Mathew Rodriguez and Sony Salzman
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Viewpoints

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?

By Mathew Rodriguez and Sony Salzman
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Conference Coverage

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.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Conference Coverage

Addressing Trauma Is an Essential Component of Hospital Care for People With HIV

Trauma-informed care should be implemented in all care settings, a study presented at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference finds.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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News

Transgender People of Color Often Face Choice Between Racist and Transphobic Health Care Providers

"Providers need to not make assumptions about what black and brown and, more generally, trans patients of color need," one study co-author said.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Demetre Daskalakis
Interviews

In New York City, PrEP on Demand Is Now on the Menu for Men Who Have Sex With Men

On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis may be best for people with episodic risk who cannot or would prefer not to take the pill every day.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Features

In the Golden Age of the Hep C Cure, Discount Deals Tie Doctors' Hands

Who has the power to prescribe medications? In the ongoing struggle to cure the estimated 3.2 million people living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the U.S., the answer may not be who you think.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Conference Coverage

Revisiting Memorable Moments From AIDS 2014

Did you miss any of the most noteworthy moments from the largest HIV/AIDS conference of the year? We have them all recapped here for you.

By Mathew Rodriguez