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This Week in HIV Research: A Yawning Racial Gap in U.S. Testing

HIV testing disparities among black MSM in the Southern U.S.; reasons for non-adherence in a vaginal HIV prevention ring trial; the importance of PrEP despite successful HIV treatment; inaccurate antiretroviral usage rates in Africa.

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Younger People Living With HIV More Likely to Have a Positive Self Image

Results from a survey of people living with HIV in the UK who are aged 15-24 included the optimistic results that younger people might be experiencing less stigma than older HIV-positive people.

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This Week in HIV Research: How Discrimination Feeds Cigarette Use

Tobacco use and HIV discrimination; enhancing viral suppression after prison with naltrexone; asymptomatic myocardial impairment during acute HIV infection; undetectability and yellow fever vaccine efficacy.

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Making HIV -- and Bias -- 'Part of the Party' to Strengthen Our Response to the Epidemic

Not talking about HIV does not lead to HIV ceasing to be a profound public health challenge; the same is true for the explicit and implicit biases that underpin the HIV response. Marsha Martin, D.S.W., discusses ways to remove the harm of bias on a w...

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Bias Is Everywhere: Uncovering HIV Prejudice to Improve Service Delivery

"All disparities in HIV are connected to the biases," proclaimed HIV public health veteran Marsha Martin, D.S.W., in a workshop at September's U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA); "and we need to figure out how we are going to take them on."

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PrEP Use Can Reduce HIV Stigma in Gay Communities

A new study reports how earlier prejudice against people who use PrEP has largely been overcome among users of social media hook-up apps in four large U.S. cities.

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Price's 'Quarantine' Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

"The stigma, fear and ignorance associated with HIV are still very strong; those of us who do this work on a daily basis might forget this sad fact," Paul Sax, M.D., writes.

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Providers Unite: Protect the Undocumented Community

The increased threat of deportation causes many immigrants to go without necessary medical services. Here's how health care providers can protect undocumented patients according to the law.

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Say Goodbye to 'Risk'

Using the words "at risk" is risky in itself. It has the potential to turn people off -- and away from HIV prevention messages.