Richard Wolitski, Ph.D.
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Viral Suppression Among Transgender Women Is Improving, but Results Are Still Below the National Average
"We stand at a moment where a huge battle can be won in the fight against HIV and we must make sure transgender women are not left behind as we continue to make progress on our national goals," write Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., and Selena Gonzales, M.P....
"Nationally, we've seen only modest progress in retaining people in HIV care. The amount of improvement hasn't been enough."
At 53 years old, Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., admits it can be challenging to be "embracing and celebrating myself while my body (and sometimes my mind) shows signs of wear and more than 20 years of living with HIV."
New HIV Diagnoses: Large Improvements in Some Groups Overshadow Results for People and Places Being Left Behind
New HIV diagnoses are on the decline in the U.S., but data show that four key populations have been disproportionately affected by HIV and are at increased risk of becoming newly infected with HIV.
Federal Leaders Work Together to Get the Word Out About Research Showing Viral Suppression Prevents HIV Transmission
Even though there were few sessions at the U.S. Conference on AIDS dedicated specifically to treatment as prevention, there were discussions going on everywhere about it.
The 2017 Synchronicity Conference, a national conference that focuses on HIV and hepatitis C, also addressed LGBT health for the first time this year.
Reflecting recent trends in viral hepatitis infections and deaths, as well as new and improved strategies for prevention, care and treatment, the new Action Plan is the roadmap for addressing viral hepatitis in the U.S.
A complement to the HIV care continuum, the new model is a better way of articulating what HIV prevention should look like today.
"There may be more people living with viral hepatitis in the U.S. than live in your state," writes Richard Wolitski. However, "we have the ability to reduce the number of persons living with chronic viral hepatitis if we scale up the use of effecti...
Although men who have sex with men (MSM) comprise an estimated 2% of the overall U.S. population aged ≥13 years,1 59% of persons with diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States in 2009 were MSM, including MSM who i...