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The HIV Workforce Is in Trouble. Here Are Three Solutions to Address the Shortage of Providers.

If everyone living with HIV gets into care, do we have enough providers to support them? HIV doctors are proposing policy changes to address the workforce shortage.

By Sony Salzman
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New HIV Rate Similar Above and Below Age 45 in 86,836-Person U.S. Study

In the years 2011-2013 people 45 or older acquired HIV infection at a frequency similar to that of younger people in New York City, San Francisco, and North Carolina.

By Mark Mascolini
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Prison Release and Inequality Tied to HIV Prevalence in 12-City U.S. Study

Measures of prison release, inequality and poverty were independently associated with higher HIV prevalence, in a study presented at IDWeek 2016.

By Mark Mascolini
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High Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Spur Condom Debate

At the recent IDWeek 2016 conference in New Orleans, researchers presented data to try and answer the question: What's causing the rising STI rates among gay and bisexual men over the past several years?

By Liz Highleyman for BETA
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HIV Treatment Reduces but Does Not Abolish CNS Inflammation in Past Substance Users

Antiretroviral therapy reduced systemic and central nervous system (CNS) inflammation in past substance users compared with nonusers, according to the results of a study presented at IDWeek 2016.

By Mark Mascolini
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Benefits and Barriers to Decentralized HIV Care for Patients in Underserved Communities

People living with HIV who must travel long distances to their HIV care providers -- or are out of care due to a shortage of local providers -- are highly vulnerable to disease progression, which increases the likelihood of transmitting HIV. Brian Wo...

By Olivia G. Ford
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Women and HIV: Same Treatment, Different Care

Women with HIV should receive not only the same antiretroviral therapy as men, but also clinical care tailored to their specific risk factors and health care goals, according to Kathleen Squires, M.D.

By Sony Salzman
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Sex Workers, Injection Drug Users and Men Who Have Sex With Men Continue to Be Most Affected by HIV Epidemic, Panelists Say

People involved in sex work are 12 times more likely, men who have sex with men are 19 times more likely, and people who inject drugs are 28 times more likely to become infected with HIV than the general public.

By Rabita Aziz for Science Speaks
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HIV Researchers Weigh In on Ebola Outbreak

With the Ebola outbreak making headlines, many have drawn comparisons to the early days of the AIDS epidemic. We asked HIV researchers and clinicians what their opinions were on the current Ebola epidemic.

By Myles Helfand and Theo Smart
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Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM

Heterosexual HIV-infected men and women have a high prevalence of markers associated with anal cancer, such as infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) and cytological abnormalities, according to study results presented at IDWeek 2013. ...

By Fred Furtado