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Community Mobilization: An Assessment of Mechanisms and Barriers at Community-Based and AIDS Service Organizations in Nine U.S. Metropolitan Areas Img
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Community Mobilization: An Assessment of Mechanisms and Barriers at Community-Based and AIDS Service Organizations in Nine U.S. Metropolitan Areas

A new report shines a spotlight on the need for more investments in community leadership and mobilization to end HIV as an epidemic.

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It Breaks My Heart

"Minority community-based organizations reached their peak closures at the same time that people of color became the majority of new infections and the majority of people living with HIV," notes Paul Kawata, leader of NMAC. "I don't think they are di...

For Women Who Trade Sex, a Brief Intervention That Addresses Violence and Reduces HIV Risk Img
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For Women Who Trade Sex, a Brief Intervention That Addresses Violence and Reduces HIV Risk

To address sex workers' disproportionate HIV burden, John Hopkins researchers worked with community advocates to develop a short dialogue-based intervention integrating violence support with HIV outreach that showed high feasibility and acceptability...

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The Case for Strong Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs

"Businesses operating in affected countries need to view HIV/AIDS as a business imperative and not merely a corporate social responsibility issue," writes Stefaan Van der Borght, global head of health at Anglo American.

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The Challenges of Faith Responses to the AIDS Epidemic

Gathering data about faith activities is often very difficult, especially in the context of the AIDS epidemic, where there are often perceptions of conflict between religious values and health priorities.

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HIV-Positive Women With Childhood Trauma Have Double the Brain Trouble

The first study to assess the combined impact of HIV and trauma on women found that women who have both childhood trauma and HIV are more likely to experience cognitive problems as adults.

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Almost Half Regain Ability to Work Within 1 Year of Starting Treatment

One year after starting treatment, 46% of HIV-positive people initially judged unable to work regained the ability to work full- or part-time, according to a 5800-person analysis of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).

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Adverse Childhood Events and Risk for HIV: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015

If your HIV clinic is anything like mine, not a small number of the patients have major health challenges. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, pack-a-day smoking habits, obesity, risky sex, domestic violence -- these turn up on my patients' problem...

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Should Doctors Still Be Allowed to Wear White Coats? You Decide

If you're not immersed in the infectious disease or the infection control world, you might not be aware that there's currently quite the controversy about whether doctors should wear white coats.

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It's Time for Doctors to Hang Up the White Coats for Good

"Would you want to be treated by a doctor wearing a white coat that hasn't been washed in a week? Many white coats are covered in bacteria, like MRSA -- they are dirty. And it's time to hang them up for good," writes Philip Lederer, M.D.