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Conference Coverage

Do Intimate Relationships Affect Drug Use in Black Gay and Bisexual Men?

Men with a main partner used drugs during sex at similar rates to those with only casual partners. But studying couples could lead to HIV prevention programs that could reduce racial disparity.

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News Analysis

Misleading Ads About PrEP Are Threatening Progress to End the HIV Epidemic. They Must Be Removed.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a vital part of ending HIV, but ads targeting people to join lawsuits are planting needless fears in patients, three leading HIV specialists write.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: Removing Barriers to Better Care

Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.

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Features

HPV Vaccine Rates Are Low Because People Still Don't Understand Its Cancer Risks

The vaccine for human papillomavirus got a bad rap when it debuted. And yet time has shown it's very effective in reducing cancers linked to HPV.

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Conference Coverage

Best Practices for Most Vulnerable Populations: Transgender People, Adolescents, and the Recently Incarcerated

"As we think about the care cascade, we can't even test people [for HIV] to diagnose them if we can't get them in the door to a health care setting," one clinician said.

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Conference Coverage

Black Women in Atlanta Need More PrEP Access. Researchers and Advocates Are Working to Make This a Reality.

While most pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) campaigns focus on gay and bisexual men, Fulton County Board of Health officials and advocates look for solutions to get PrEP to black women.

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News

Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.

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Conference Coverage

Grindr Users Take PrEP More and Have Lower HIV Rates, but Have Higher Rate of STIs Than Men Not on the App

Gay and bisexual men who used Grindr were having more sex acts associated with increased risk, but were more likely to use PrEP or be open to it, which translated to lower HIV incidence.

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Features

Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

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News Analysis

We Have a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are Rates So High?

An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).