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News

This Week in HIV Research: Do You Believe in U=U?

Feb. 27, 2020: U=U perception vs. reality; frequency of incorrect self-reported viral load levels; how HIV transmission cluster predicts care continuum gaps; integrase inhibitor uptake and discontinuation.

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Features

How to Develop a Curriculum Around HIV

Teaching young people of all ages about HIV is essential. But how do you start to outline a class?

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Features

Want to Hire More Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Folks at Your Agency? These Staffers Have Some Blunt Advice

Many HIV service organizations say they’re open to hiring TGNC employees, but advocates say most have a long way to go.

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Viewpoints

Dr. King’s Fear of the White Moderate Still Applies to HIV and LGBTQ Organizations

Advocate D. Rashaan Gilmore explains how white-led HIV organizations in the U.S. engage in movement capture—e.g., the co-opting of Black racial justice efforts—under the guise of ending the HIV epidemic.

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Interviews

How to Keep America's Blood Banks HIV-Free While Letting All Gay Men Donate

Even after a series of reforms in 2015, advocates say U.S. policy still discriminates and furthers HIV stigma. Anthony Santella, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., has a better idea.

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Features

The Ironies of a New Plan to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic

The attention of this specific U.S. president on HIV is curious. However, while it may be initially disorienting, it makes sense, explains David Wohl, M.D.

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News Analysis

We Must End HIV-Based Family Separation at the Border

In this op-ed, a group of family physicians and HIV specialists revisit the cruel reality happening at the U.S. border for people living with HIV.

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Conference Coverage

Black Women Living With HIV Deserve Care Tailored to Them

A systematic review of research between 2000 and 2016 found no studies of interventions specifically designed to support medication adherence among HIV-positive black women.

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Viewpoints

Five Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your HIV Service Organization

Many HIV service organizations need to grow and change, and that means becoming more reflective of the communities they serve, from bottom to top. Here's some advice on how to get there.

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News

When Providers Don't Use Gender-Affirming Language, It Negatively Impacts HIV-Positive Transgender Women's Health

A new study shows that helping clinicians use gender-affirming language is important for transgender women in care. But we need more research on how HIV medications and feminizing hormones interact.