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raising the bar
News

This Week in HIV Research: Setting a New Bar

June 11, 2020: Diagnosis rates within a year of infection; rates of intentional non-daily PrEP use; neurological development in children of birth parents with HIV; point-of-care urine test to assess tenofovir levels.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
gay men in COVID-19 times
News

COVID-19 Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Behavior, and Access to HIV/STI Services

This new study is the first to look at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on men who have sex with men.

By Kenyon Farrow
teleconference therapy
Features

With In-Person Counseling Banned During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Telehealth Can Be a Lifeline

Psychotherapy, as a part of comprehensive HIV care, may forever be transformed.

By Larry Buhl
minority stress theory
Features

Why All HIV Care Must Be Trauma-Informed Care

Giving good HIV care means taking into account the many marginalize identities patients can hold. And, being marginalized often comes with a lot of trauma.

By Chase Alston
Joshua St. Louis
Interviews

How This Massachusetts Clinic Is Providing Transgender Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Telemedicine is helping keep transgender patients connected to care, but gaps still exist.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
staying connected
Features

Address Mental Health Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Experts Advise

People who have survived the isolation of HIV now have a pandemic whose main intervention is isolation.

By Barbara Jungwirth
traumatized health care worker
Features

Vicarious Trauma and the HIV Workforce: How to Take Care of Your Own Mental Health

Having to diagnose people with HIV again and again can take a mental toll on health care workers, as can hearing people’s traumas. But few health care workers process the vicarious trauma they experience.

By Chase Alston
silver linings
News

This Week in HIV Research: In Every Cloud, a Silver Lining

April 2, 2020: Physical activity vs. heart med adherence; reducing the burden of HIV emergency care; increasing smoking cessation intervention success; virologic failure following asymptomatic HIV treatment initiation.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
beat goes on
Research

This Week in HIV Research: The Beat Goes On

March 19, 2020: Mood disorders and metabolic syndrome; comorbidity burden among women living with HIV; two-year weight gain after switching to integrase; long-term adipose tissue density trends.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
man vaping
Features

Addiction Science: What Policy Makers Need to Know

Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.

By Barbara Jungwirth