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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.

Christina Garcia and Patricia "PJ" Nachman of TIN Rx
Interviews

To Combat LGBTQ and HIV Stigma, These Two Women Are Reinventing the Pharmacy

For people taking medications for HIV prevention, HIV treatment, STIs, or transgender health care, this couple -- in life and in business -- seeks to revolutionize the pharmacy experience at TIN Rx in San Francisco.

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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.