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This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

Sept. 10, 2020: Concomitant use of vaginal rings with condoms; benefits of more frequent HIV screening for young MSM; Black MSM, substance use, and the PrEP continuum; HIV outcomes stratified by anti-LGTBQ policy across U.S. states.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Lynne Mofenson

After Years of Decline, Perinatal HIV Transmission Has Hit a Plateau. Why?

This researcher has some ideas about what we need to do to address the problem.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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.

By Martha Kempner
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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.

By Chase Alston
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This Week in HIV Research: This Is Your Brain on Stigma

The impact of stigma on cognitive performance; risk factor dissonance among young black MSM; pregnancy and the HIV care continuum; new data on pediatric raltegravir use.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Donna Futterman, M.D. and Rachel L. Epstein, M.D., M.A.

Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Sex Education Not Adequate in Most U.S. Schools

In the U.S., fewer than half of high schools and just one in five middle schools teach all the essential sex education topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a new CDC report.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Key Issues Affecting the Care of HIV-Positive Adolescents

"When you give a diagnosis of HIV positive to a youth, not only are you giving them difficult news, which they may or may not be developmentally equipped to deal with, but they frequently have other variables in their life that make it more difficult...

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Redefine Positive: A Mom of an HIV-Positive Son Seeks to Reform HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools

After seeing outdated, fear-based educational videos in her HIV-positive son's classroom, Jodie Howerton decided to take action to shoot down stigma in school curricula.

By Jodie Howerton
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HIV, Other STD and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Secondary Schools -- 45 States, 2008-2010

In the United States, 46% of high school students have had sexual intercourse and potentially are at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy.1 The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for...

By Laura Kann, Ph.D. and Howell Wechsler, Ed.D. for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention