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This Week in HIV Research: We Need to Better Serve Our Teens

April 8, 2021: PrEP “contemplation” and uptake among adolescents; adolescent perception of HIV risk; HIV diagnosis rates among transgender people; PrEP and HIV incidence in Scotland.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Hippocratic oath

This Week in HIV Research: U=U and the Hippocratic Oath

April 1, 2021: The ethics of teaching U=U; the role of primary care in HIV service acceptance; STI testing rates in transgender women; the potential in anal self-sampling.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
The main entrance to Grady Health System in downtown Atlanta, Georgia

How Can Clinics Become Safer Places for Transgender Women to Access PrEP?

Researchers recommend PrEP programs be linked to a gender-affirming care clinic, to build trust and retain patients in care.

By Mathew Rodriguez
HPV

Anal Cancer Screening Must Include Women Living With HIV, Researchers Say

The incidence of anal cancer is rapidly growing in the United States, and may overtake cervical cancer within the next 10 years.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
women arm-in-arm

Among Women in the U.S., Race and Place Play an Outsized Role in New HIV Infections

Beyond the big-picture improvements, a closer look at the data reveals stark racial and geographic disparities in HIV incidence and prevalence.

By Ginger Skinner
stop virus

Injectable Long-Acting PrEP Is Safe, Highly Effective in Cisgender Women

The findings add to evidence that injectable PrEP could ultimately have greater real-world efficacy than daily oral PrEP in many populations, thanks to better adherence.

By Michael Broder
building bridges

This Week in HIV Research: The Bridges We Strive to Make

Jan. 28, 2021: COVID-19 information mistrust among Black PLWH; opportunities to intervene prior to deadly drug overdoses; we're unprepared for end-of-life needs for aging PLWH; hospitalization disparities despite universal health care.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers

Leading HIV Scientist Eulogizes a Pioneering Atlanta-Based Research Organization

“ARCA started because there was a heartbreaking need for new drugs to treat HIV,” says Melanie Thompson, M.D. “The landscape for HIV research has indeed changed, largely as a result of our successes.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
teamwork

This Week in HIV Research: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Dec. 28, 2020: The power of clinic-pharmacy collaborations; overcoming COVID-19-induced barriers to HIV care; urine testing as a PrEP adherence tool; using incarceration history in PrEP Rx assessments.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
priority

This Week in HIV Research: Are Our Priorities in the Right Place?

Dec. 10, 2020: Where the Ending the HIV Epidemic plan falls short; housing instability and HIV care incentives; financial wellbeing vs. health care access; San Diego's complex webs of HIV transmission.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand