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Viewpoints

Ending the HIV Epidemic Will Take More Than Medicine

Our HIV research agenda has to address the world outside of a clinical trial, vaccine researcher Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D., argues.

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This Week in HIV Research: HIV Is Not an Obstacle

April 11, 2019: acute syphilis and virologic control; neuropsychological performance after switching off efavirenz; structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in U.S. states; lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.

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Interviews

Mutual Admiration Inspires LGBT-Focused HIV Researchers at UNC

These social justice-minded researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill form a close-knit group that strives to counter stigma and discrimination against people of a gender minority, particularly people of color.

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CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

A leading researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressed community concerns that surveillance data will be used to put people in prison under HIV criminalization laws.

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New Study Triggers Concerns Over Use of Molecular HIV Surveillance

This study identified some information about transgender women's sexual networks in Los Angeles. But activists worry about privacy and the potential that the surveillance method will be used in HIV criminalization cases.

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Ariel Sabillon Is a Gay Latinx Immigrant and More Than His HIV Criminalization Case

The 23-year-old college student, originally from Honduras, is now facing an HIV criminalization charges in Florida for non-disclosure. But Sabillon is so much more than that.

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I'm a Straight Man; I Used a Gender-Neutral Bathroom; and the Sky Didn't Fall.

Aaron Anderson writes, "Walking into a restroom where all genders were welcomed filled me with the same feeling that I had the first time I walked into a marijuana dispensary: 'Finally!'"

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Incarcerated People

To Understand Challenges Black Men With HIV Face on Re-Entry From Prisons, an Intersectional Approach Is Needed, Study Shows

There are multiple reasons why re-entry into communities from prison for black men with HIV is a difficult proposition, according to a recent study.

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HIV Stigma Still Common in Europe, Survey Finds

In a recent survey of people not living with HIV, many still believed that people living with HIV should not be allowed to work in hospitals, restaurants, or universities, among other occupations, and 68% said they would be uncomfortable dating someo...

Stefan Baral, M.D.
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HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination: New Insights for Effective Interventions From AIDS 2018

At AIDS 2018, the session "Antifragile: Strengthening the HIV Response Through Addressing Stigma and Discrimination" reviewed new developments in the effort to combat stigma and discrimination.