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Are Providers Ignoring Anal Sex as a Health Care Issue for Women at Risk for HIV and Cancer?

Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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This Week in HIV Research: The Challenges of Our Assumptions

May 28, 2020: Anal lesion recurrence among women with HIV; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease frequency in lean patients; long-term efficacy for a smoking cessation intervention; non-lymphoid cancers following lymphoid malignancy.

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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Increased HIV Testing and Treatment for Black Bisexual Men May Have Played a Role in HIV Drop in Black Women. But Has the Stigma Gone Away?

Researchers say the “bisexual bridge” theory creates stigma and biphobia.

By Akilah Wise, Ph.D.
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This Week in HIV Research: Special Considerations

April 30, 2020: Substance use relapse following opioid therapy for chronic pain; affect of cannabis on blood-brain barrier disruptions; PrEP considerations for adolescents; updated CDC contraceptive recommendations for women at risk for HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Some Research on Pregnant and Postpartum Women with HIV Is Presented at CROI, But More Trials Are Needed

Pregnant people who are living with or vulnerable to HIV need to be included in clinical trials in order to close our knowledge gaps.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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This Week in HIV Research: Is Viral Suppression an STI Prevention Tool?

March 5, 2020: How U=U reduces more than HIV transmission; "other" HPV strain risks post-vaccination; vitamin E for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; HCV therapy and increased cardiovascular risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Barriers to Cisgender Women and HIV Prevention

Health care providers and educators need to acknowledge the impact of clinical bias and reframe sexual health education when it comes to tending to cisgender women's needs, Chase Alston writes.

By Chase Alston
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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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.

By Sony Salzman