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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
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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.
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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
Catherine Hanssens.
Interviews

Leading With a Public Health Response to COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails

Legal groups provide pathways to reducing coronavirus spread in carceral settings.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

Call to Action to Public Health Programs: You Need to Do Better

When will academic institutions educate on where health disparities come from?

By Nicole Elinoff
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Existing Solutions Won't Close the Race Gap

June 18, 2020: Existing evidence-based interventions aren't enough to close HIV's racial gap; transgender patient outcomes in the HIV care continuum; meeting long-term needs of formerly incarcerated people; acute respiratory illness severity and HIV status.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
White Silence = Violence
Viewpoints

White People, It’s Time to Resign. I did.

Diversity and inclusion trainings haven’t worked.

By Jaime M. Grant
BLACK LIVES MATTER on street DC
Viewpoints

HIV Organizations Putting out Statements Supporting #BLM: Show Me the Receipts

Your former and current Black employees often swap battle stories in private.

By Ace Robinson