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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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USCA (U.S. Conference on AIDS)

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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USCA (U.S. Conference on AIDS)

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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Men Who Have Sex With Men

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.

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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.