Stephen Hicks is a writer and public health advocate with a background in sexual health and harm reduction. He is based in Washington, D.C.
Categories Covered:Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV Prevention and Transmission, HIV Care Continuum, HIV Treatment Strategies, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Case Management and Social Work
HIV vaccine researchers are working to study and solve the problem, with a focus on how researchers themselves can more deeply build and earn trust.
Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.
More than 80 percent of U.S. HIV transmissions in 2016 were from people who were unaware of their status or had been diagnosed but lost to follow-up.
Young adults, blacks, cisgender women, and people in rural areas, as well as people on Medicaid, were less likely to persist on PrEP.
This study shows that with the right supportive services, black men who have sex with men will use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and with very high adherence.
Some have expressed concern that, as PrEP use increases in the U.S., so will the transmission of other STIs. A new study pushes back against that worry.
There are multiple reasons why re-entry into communities from prison for black men with HIV is a difficult proposition, according to a recent study.
There are a number of measures determine adherence to PrEP, each with benefits and drawbacks. Currently, no one guideline or definitive standard is being used.