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Brian Minalga
Interviews

Transgender People Must Be Included in Every Aspect of HIV Research

Descovy’s approval for PrEP showcases real-life ramifications of leaving trans people out of research. But including trans people is about more than just saying trans people are welcome, says researcher Brian Minalga.

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This Week in HIV Research: More Answers—and Questions—on Cannabis Use

Jan. 23, 2020: Neurocognitive benefits of cannabis use; how unquantifiable HIV in CSF correlates to executive function; updated findings on efavirenz and microcephaly; cost-efficacy of a specialized HIV care coordination team.

Dr Travell Kindall and St Thomas Community Health Center
Interviews

How One Nurse Practitioner Builds Relationships to Boost HIV Suppression

“I’m not a physician. … We can diagnose and treat, but fundamentally we are taught to care.”

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New York City Makes Strides in HIV Diagnosis Times, More Work Ahead

Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.

Johanne Morne and Dr. Oni Blackstock
Interviews

Ending the HIV Epidemic Is a Team Effort. The New York City and State Health Departments Discuss Their Combined Work

Johanne Morne, M.S., and Oni Blackstock, M.D., sat down with TheBody to discuss their successes and their work to close the disparities gap.

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This Week in HIV Research: Where Our Reach Falls Short

Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.

Housing Works co-founder Eric Sawyer holding a proclamation with Ginny Shubert during the dedication of The Ginny Shubert Center for Harm Reduction on July 17, 2019 in New York City.
Interviews

This Community-Based Hepatitis C Treatment-Incentive Program Shows Great Results

The HIV services organization Housing Works implemented a hepatitis C treatment program in New York City, with very high completion rates.

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Interviews

How to Help Black Transgender Women With HIV Achieve Viral Suppression

One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.

man donating blood
Interviews

How to Keep America's Blood Banks HIV-Free While Letting All Gay Men Donate

Even after a series of reforms in 2015, advocates say U.S. policy still discriminates and furthers HIV stigma. Anthony Santella, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., has a better idea.