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Interviews

Sexual Health Literacy for Providers Is Crucial to Ending the HIV Epidemic

New York physicians, physician assistants, and nurses may soon be required to talk about sex, gender identity, STIs, and HIV.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

The Unequal Impact of Anti-LGBTQ Policies: Researchers Call for ‘All Hands on Deck’ to Protect Black Men

New research finds state-level inequities are associated with worse health outcomes for Black gay, bisexual, and queer men.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., and Raniyah Copeland
Interviews

“It’s About Our Community”: Newly Formed Science Initiative Aims to Center the Black Experience in HIV and COVID Care

Raniyah Copeland and Stephaun Wallace explain the mission and context for the Black AIDS Institute’s new Scientific Advisory Committee.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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.
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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
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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
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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