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Sundararajan Team and TBA
Interviews

Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

In sub-Saharan Africa, herbalists and spiritual healers are working closely with researchers to help reduce HIV transmission in rural communities.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
clinical trial
Interviews

Clinical Trial Data Needs to Reflect the Demographics of HIV, Say Activists

A recent analysis conducted by the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition revealed that, among HIV drug trial participants, data specific to race and sex were dramatically underreported.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Researchers on a Zoom meeting during a CROI 2021 press conference
Conference Coverage

CROI 2021 Data Bites: HIV Prevention and Epidemiology

From new forms of PrEP to new data on HIV in the U.S., CROI 2021 has plenty of developments to report when it comes to preventing HIV and better understanding the drivers of the modern epidemic.

By Myles Helfand and Larry Buhl
genetic analysis
News

The Future of HIV Treatment and Prevention Is Coming, and It’s Spelled bNAb

New findings from the Antibody-Mediated Prevention (AMP) studies indicate that broadly neutralizing antibodies can work, but several will need to be used in combination.

By Michael Broder
health care
Features

Mortality Is Way Down Among People With HIV in the U.S.

A new report from the CDC highlights encouraging trends in death rates among people with HIV in the U.S., and is explicit in associating them with strong and concerted public health interventions.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
smoking
Features

What Drives Lower Life Expectancy for People With HIV in the U.S.?

Given the decline in mortality among people living with HIV in the U.S., it’s no surprise that the difference in life expectancy between those with and without the virus is shrinking. But the disparities that remain are striking.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
pregnant woman
Features

Neighborhood Is a Factor in Women’s HIV Viral Load During Pregnancy

A reasonably understandable initial response to this important study could be “WTF”—but the forces that conspire to harm people of color and people living in poverty are persistent and intransigent.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
Robert Redfield
News Analysis

Robert Redfield’s Epic COVID Failure Is Not a Surprise to Many HIV and Public Health Experts

They say that the longtime HIV researcher already had a sketchy record that made him the perfect Trump flunky.

By Tim Murphy
Juan Berenguer, M.D., Ph.D. and Antonio Urbina, M.D.
Interviews

Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM

Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W. and Myles Helfand
on a date
Conference Coverage

Real Talk at SYNChronicity 2020: Black Women Are Essential to Eliminating HIV

Open conversations between care providers and Black women are vitally important in order to empower women with information about HIV and how to protect their health.

By Juan Michael Porter II