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Conference Coverage

Activists Call for Ending Unjust HIV Criminalization

Some 200 people living with HIV, human rights activists and representatives of key populations gathered for a one-day meeting at the International AIDS Conference on challenging HIV criminalization under the title "Beyond blame: challenging HIV crimi...

A Long Road Ahead to Reduce HIV Among South Africa's Sex Workers
South Africa

A Long Road Ahead to Reduce HIV Among South Africa's Sex Workers

More than half the female sex workers in South Africa's three largest cities are HIV positive -- but less than one-third are on antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released study.

There Are No Shortcuts: Laurel Sprague on Stigma Research and HIV Community Engagement at CROI 2016 Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

There Are No Shortcuts: Laurel Sprague on Stigma Research and HIV Community Engagement at CROI 2016

"We have to slow down and build relationships," stresses Sprague of the U.S. HIV Stigma Index. That's the only way, she says, researchers and community alike can benefit.

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News

NHS England Pulls Proposed Timeline for PrEP: Perpetuates HIV Health Crisis in Gay Men and Trans People

Simon Collins of HIV i-Base reacts scathingly to England's apparent decision to "block access to the most effective new option for protecting people at highest risk from catching HIV."

A community health worker walks a couple through an HIV test in Malawi. Mostly men do not access these services. (Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation -- Malawi/Robbie Flick)
News

Dying From a Treatable Disease: HIV and the Men We Neglect

In eastern and southern Africa, the regions most affected by HIV, over 65% of men who are HIV positive have never started treatment. Why aren't men tested and treated for HIV?

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Discussing HIV Stigma and Criminalization With Newly Diagnosed Patients

Care providers for newly diagnosed patients should be prepared for common questions such as: How should I disclose to my partner? Am I obligated to tell future partners about my status? What if my boss finds out?

_King v. Burwell_: U.S. Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015 Img

King v. Burwell: U.S. Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015

Although it's not getting much attention lately, even from presidential candidates, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a big year in 2015. Foremost, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on King v. Burwell, in which opponents of the law challenged the federal ...

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Quick Question: How Do I Fill Out This Tricky Patient Job or School Form?

From a long-term and highly respected colleague comes this challenging query:

Hi Paul, One of my HIV pts, doing wonderfully well, is planning to enroll in a nursing program. She does not want to disclose her HIV status (fine with me), but the ho...

I'm an HIV Physician. And I'm Starting PrEP. A Blog Entry by Howard Grossman, M.D. Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

I'm an HIV Physician. And I'm Starting PrEP. A Blog Entry by Howard Grossman, M.D.

I am a doctor who specializes in LGBT health and HIV medicine. I have spent the last 30 years working to help my patients who have HIV live with the illness and trying to help those who are HIV negative stay that way. I am also a 60-year-old gay man ...

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News

Advocates Speak: A Snapshot of Voices and Perspectives From Grinnell

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Esq., legal director of the Center for HIV Law and Policy, shares some of the conversations and themes from the 2014 HIV Is Not A Crime conference.