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Features

Neighborhood Is a Factor in Women’s HIV Viral Load During Pregnancy

A reasonably understandable initial response to this important study could be “WTF”—but the forces that conspire to harm people of color and people living in poverty are persistent and intransigent.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
Marlon M. Bailey and Tonia Poteat
Interviews

LGBTQ Health and Well-Being: Where Is the U.S. Right Now?

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., PA-C, M.P.H., and Marlon M. Bailey, Ph.D., dive into the important takeaways of a major new report on sexual and gender diverse populations in the U.S.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Biden Harris
News Analysis

Three Immediate Ways the Fight Against HIV Is Likely to Change in the Biden-Harris Administration

Hopes rest on president-elect Biden to fight HIV along with COVID-19, implement a more humane and inclusive approach to health policy, and expand the Affordable Care Act.

By Larry Buhl
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

Sept. 10, 2020: Concomitant use of vaginal rings with condoms; benefits of more frequent HIV screening for young MSM; Black MSM, substance use, and the PrEP continuum; HIV outcomes stratified by anti-LGTBQ policy across U.S. states.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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News

This Week in HIV Research: What We Don’t Know Hurts Them

Aug. 20, 2020: HIV knowledge and stigma among health care workers in the southern U.S.; condomless sex vs. HIV risk among MSM; how drug class choice may affect onward transmission risk; STI screening rates among MSM on PrEP.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Black doctor Black patient
Features

To Better Health Care Outcomes for Black People, Listen to Black Health Care Workers

What starts as an assumption of patient incompetence results in the erasure of autonomy from Black patients.

By Chase Alston
Wakefield headshot.
Interviews

This Champion of Community’s Role in Clinical Trials Reflects on 40 Years of Fighting Medical Mistrust And Research Neglect

Wakefield retires from the HIV Vaccine Trials Network after 20 years of service.

By Kenyon Farrow
LaRon Nelson headshot.
Conference Coverage

COVID-19 (and HIV) Disparities Are About Racism, Not Race. This Nurse Explains How

LaRon Nelson, Ph.D., RN, talks about public health’s responsibility to meet this extraordinary moment.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Queer Liberation March
Conference Coverage

HIV and LGBTQ Criminalization Laws Are Both Human Rights and Public Health Issues, Experts Say

In addition to scientific advances, the 23rd International AIDS Conference also focused on the human rights of marginalized groups.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Viewpoints

Black Trans Lives Matter: How the Ballroom Community Is Creating Opportunities To Save Itself

Instead of only mourning the tragic murders, we need more programs to support the lives of Black and Brown transgender and gender nonconforming people.

By Martez Smith