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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.

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USCA (U.S. Conference on AIDS)

DACA, Immigrant Rights and the 'Larger Compassion' of the HIV Community

"I remember when it was illegal to be a practicing homosexual," recalled Richard Zaldivar at the 2017 USCA. "DACA is not an immigrant issue. DACA and the Dreamers are an American issue. Just like gay rights, just like the battle for HIV and AIDS."...

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USCA (U.S. Conference on AIDS)

Disparities in Health Outcomes, Barriers to Care Are About More Than Just Access

The overlap between structural racism that people of color face every day and significantly lower health outcomes is impossible to ignore.

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USCA (U.S. Conference on AIDS)

Conversations on HIV-Related Stigma and Curing HCV Coinfection

HIV.gov shares their conversations with several presenters and participants at USCA 2017 about HIV-related stigma and curing hepatitis C coinfection among people living with HIV.

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Comment on CDC Correcting Misleading HIV Conception Guidance, Responding to Community Pressure

"We were, frankly, shocked and appalled to see a CDC guidance rife with outdated and misleading information that implied otherwise," JD Davids states. "Today, CDC has not only corrected these errors but also released an updated analysis that shows re...

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CDC Corrects Misleading HIV Conception Guidance, Responding to Community Pressure

The CDC is now "in line with current science and supports a patient-centered approach," said Shannon Weber, M.S.W., which can mean "accessible safer-conception options for thousands of Americans living and loving with HIV."

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Where Criminalization of Sex Work Intersects With HIV Criminalization

"Similar to HIV-specific criminal laws, laws criminalizing sex work are generally broadly written and arbitrarily enforced, enabling systemic discrimination and bias to turn into prosecutions of people of color and poor people," Laurel Sprague writes...

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Review of HIV Criminalization Research in the U.S., 1990-2014

Researchers found that, while awareness of HIV exposure laws was generally low, attitudes were generally supportive of HIV criminalization.

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Stigma and Empty Wallets Make HIV Positive People Carry on Despite Pain

Up to three quarters of people living with HIV suffer from pain. The Conversation Africa spoke to Antonia Wadley about research that measured activity and resilience among people living with HIV and pain.

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The Undetectable Problem: Dating, Sex and Criminalization (Part 2)

"Anxiety, fear, shame and othering perpetuate HIV stigma. Viral load stigma is now what exclusionary dating clauses of 'no positives' used to be. 'Are you clean?' now means viral load. It isn't serosorting; it's viral load sorting." writes Keiko Lane...