Latest by Sony Salzman

All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

For HIV nurses, care often includes working with patients with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

By Sony Salzman

What Do Transgender Women Want? Lessons Learned by Listening

Though deeply impacted by the virus, HIV may not be the first concern for transgender women.

By Sony Salzman

Ibalizumab Effective Against Drug-Resistant HIV in 48-Week Data

The experimental drug ibalizumab, a monoclonal antibody, continues to effectively lower viral load in people with drug-resistant HIV through 48 weeks of treatment, as potential FDA approval nears.

By Sony Salzman

Nurse-Led Program Bridges Gap Between HIV Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

A pilot study at Massachusetts General Hospital successfully utilizes nurses to engage HIV-positive patients in follow-up care regardless of the hospital department into which they've been admitted.

By Sony Salzman

At ANAC, Nurses Unpack the Importance of Emotional Intimacy in Providing High-Quality Care

Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.

By Sony Salzman

How Can We Keep People With HIV in Care? New Research Offers Insights

Two studies presented at IDWeek 2017 looked at patient and provider issues that impact retention in care and offered new insights that might help end disparities in the HIV care continuum.

By Sony Salzman

In Their Words: Burdens of HIV Nursing Include Lack of Respect and Resources

At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, nurses gathered in Dallas to talk about juggling the medical complexities of HIV infection, managing their patients' additional comorbid conditions, and providing emotional support....

By Sony Salzman

In Their Words: Burdens of HIV Nursing Include Lack of Respect and Resources

At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, nurses gathered in Dallas to talk about juggling the medical complexities of HIV infection, managing their patients’ additional comorbid conditions, and providing emotional support.

By Sony Salzman

'Caring at Its Essence': HIV Nurses Recall Pivotal Moments With Patients

At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, we asked HIV nurses to share a moment in which their unique perspective made a big difference in the care of a particular patient.

By Sony Salzman

Better Use of Electronic Health Records Might Help Close HIV Testing Gap in U.S.

Jason Zucker, M.D., discusses how we can use computer algorithms to help ensure that undiagnosed people with HIV are tested, thus increasing the likelihood of them moving forward on the HIV care cascade.

By Sony Salzman