"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.
Regardless of profession, we all play out the sartorial ritual of considering colors, textures, and garments for work, school and play. Clothing for doctors is more than just a matter of personal style: it is an emblem of their specialty, training an...
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): A Pilot Program for Uninsured Patients -- A Blog Entry by Joel L. Zive, B.S., Pharm.D.
Joel L. Zive writes about a pilot program he started for uninsured sexual assault victims to obtain HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) prescriptions quickly and discretely, within the 72-hour window period.
In the year after Craigslist arrived in communities across Florida, an added 1,149 people became infected with HIV compared with the year before, according to estimates based on a 12-million person analysis.
Intimate partner violence effects people of all genders living with HIV. Now, one study is recommending that domestic violence screening be part of all HIV care.
A 6-year study of 3672 U.S. adults with HIV infection linked missing three or more HIV clinic appointments to more than a tripled the risk of death from any cause.
About three quarters of HIV-positive people who made two or more clinic visits at least three months apart in 2010 had an undetectable viral load, in a 339,000-person U.S. study. Only about half of HIV-positive people who made fewer clinic visits had...
A new study finds that the distrust brought about by HIV-related rumors and conspiracy theories could be addressed by strengthening relationships between African Americans and health professionals. Dr. Kimberly Parker adds that it's important to ackn...
How Can AIDS Service Organizations Diversify Funding and Reach More People Under the Affordable Care Act?
The ACA makes it possible for ASOs to work alongside traditional health care providers and receive reimbursement through public and private insurance systems.
Would you get tested for HIV with your partner? This novel approach is one that researchers are putting a lot of hope in.