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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

Multiple U.S. health agencies have released HIV-specific information, and research on HIV and the novel coronavirus is trickling in. Here's what health care providers need to know.

By Myles Helfand and Sony Salzman
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Does Taking HIV Meds Reduce the Odds of COVID-19? Experts Say, ‘Not So Fast’

A newly published study linking HIV medication to reduction in COVID-19 risk has many problems, experts warn.

By Kenyon Farrow
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This Week in HIV Research: HIV/COVID-19 Case Studies Gain Momentum

June 4, 2020: The latest on COVID-19 hospitalization among people with HIV; real-world success of hepatitis C treatment in coinfected patients with good health care; poverty and adherence in Canada's health system; demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with viral rebound.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Study Finds Higher Risk of Recurring Blood Clots Among Some People Living With HIV

However, the findings need to be studied in larger, more diverse populations.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Turning More Doctors Into Social Media Influencers

These doctors have found strategies to address misinformation on the web by speaking directly to concerned audiences.

By Larry Buhl
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How to End COVID-19 and Other Pandemics With a Human Rights and Health Justice Approach

Natalia Linos, Sc.D., M.Sc., of Harvard University’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, calls for protections for low-wage essential workers and releasing people from jails, prisons, and ICE detention.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Could COVID-19 Contact Tracing Also Help End HIV? These Researchers Think So.

Some advocates support it but want to ensure protections against criminalization.

By Larry Buhl
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CDC Issues New Guidance for Easier PrEP Access During COVID-19

Home HIV and STI testing is now being endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to start or continue pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

By Larry Buhl
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A Longtime HIV/LGBTQ Doctor Volunteered in a New York City Public Hospital Against COVID-19. Here’s What He Learned.

“It was like you were in the Lifetime movie version of a hospital,” Mayer said.

By Tim Murphy
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COVID-19 Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Behavior, and Access to HIV/STI Services

This new study is the first to look at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on men who have sex with men.

By Kenyon Farrow