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

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Should There Be a Dress Code for Doctors?

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. Img

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.

Meeting via Craigslist May Boost HIV Rate in High- and Low-Risk Floridians Img
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Meeting via Craigslist May Boost HIV Rate in High- and Low-Risk Floridians

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.

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Implementing a Screening Program for Domestic Abuse

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.

Missed Clinic Visits Linked to Tripled Risk of Death in U.S. HIV Group Img
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Missed Clinic Visits Linked to Tripled Risk of Death in U.S. HIV Group

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.

Undetectable Viral Load More Likely in People Who Receive Steady HIV Care Img
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Undetectable Viral Load More Likely in People Who Receive Steady HIV Care

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...

HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community: A Blog Entry by Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D. Img
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HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community: A Blog Entry by Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D.

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? Img
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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.

Couples HIV Testing and Counselling -- A Novel Approach to Testing Img
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Couples HIV Testing and Counselling -- A Novel Approach to Testing

Would you get tested for HIV with your partner? This novel approach is one that researchers are putting a lot of hope in.