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News

Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.

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Viewpoints

Three Signs Your HIV/AIDS Organization Has a Racism Problem

Tokenism, a form of racism, is pervasive in the U.S. -- particularly within HIV organizations whose mission is to serve people of color.

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News

Transgender People of Color Often Face Choice Between Racist and Transphobic Health Care Providers

"Providers need to not make assumptions about what black and brown and, more generally, trans patients of color need," one study co-author said.

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Conference Coverage

Global Health Researchers and Activists Grapple With Complex Needs of Migrants Living With HIV

Recent Trump administration policies on migrants living with HIV have prompted a response from the international AIDS research community.

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Conference Coverage

Marginalized Groups Are Focus of IAS 2019 Forum

Activists working on human rights discuss the challenges of achieving an end to the HIV epidemic.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: The Clinical Impacts of Stigma

July 25, 2019: Challenges in viral suppression for young, black women; stigma's impact on women's health; generalized anxiety disorder screening needed; how depression harms the brain.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: A Bite of the Apple

June 20, 2019: Housing stability and HIV viremia; how the stigma of poverty affects viral load; the best time to employ syringe services; promise for the practice of index testing.

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News Analysis

Researchers Discuss Ethics and Privacy Concerns About the Growing Field of HIV Adherence Monitoring

"A lot of patients want to know, 'Who else is going to see this data?'" said Peter Chai of Fenway Health in Boston.

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Features

Initiative Amplifies Voices of Women Scientists in News Media

"I would like to dispel the notion that scientists in general are old white men in lab coats," said HIV researcher Zandrea Ambrose, Ph.D, a participant in the "500 Women Scientists" movement.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: The Racism of Perceived Risk

June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.