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Features

Initiative Amplifies Voices of Women Scientists in News Media

"I would like to dispel the notion that scientists in general are old white men in lab coats," said HIV researcher Zandrea Ambrose, Ph.D, a participant in the "500 Women Scientists" movement.

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News

CDC Study Reinforces the Importance of Annual STI Testing Among MSM

Rectal and throat tests matter too, and providers should be recommending them.

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News

Antiviral Stewardship Program Reduces Medication Errors at a Veterans Affairs Hospital

When people living with HIV are admitted to a hospital, they may not be able to bring their medications with them, and could be prescribed new medication by a doctor who doesn't understand their complete medical history.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

PrEP Use Is Correlated With an Increase in STIs, JAMA Study Finds

However, a number of leading clinicians argue that the results should not deter care providers from prescribing PrEP for patients who are most at risk for HIV.

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People Who Use Drugs

The Opioid Epidemic Is Fueling HIV Cluster Outbreaks -- Here's How the CDC is Responding

Epidemiologists are using a combination of molecular surveillance and tuberculosis-style contact tracing in hopes of helping local health departments curb HIV transmissions.

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Incarcerated People

Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People

Sixteen years after the success of Project START for HIV risk reduction, we still don't know what works best for helping people with HIV stay in care after prison.

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

Results of CDC-Funded Local Projects for MSM and Transgender People Unveiled at Prevention Conference

Project PrIDE demonstration studies in New York and Houston show that properly funded and well-designed outreach programs can impact a city's ability to provide better HIV services for underserved populations.

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Native Americans Have HIV Treatment Adherence Rates on Par With Other Groups

Despite rising HIV rates and structural barriers to accessing care, American Indians and Alaska Natives do not have worse clinical outcomes when they're in care.

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News

Many Providers Are Biased Against Prescribing PrEP to People Who Inject Drugs

Health care providers often believe stereotypes that PWID are irresponsible and won't adhere to PrEP, according to data presented at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference.

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News

The Next Frontier of U=U Science

Undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) has improved HIV prevention and tackled stigma, but there are still a few questions to answer.