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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

Multiple U.S. health agencies have released HIV-specific information, and research on HIV and the novel coronavirus is trickling in. Here's what health care providers need to know.

Governor Brian Kemp
Interviews

Governor Brian Kemp’s COVID-19 Response Has Georgia On This HIV Doctor's Mind

Dr. Melanie Thompson discusses what’s happening in the state around coronavirus, and what it means for people living with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Fast-Acting Power of Integrase

April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.

Jesse Milan
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Due to Coronavirus, a Virtual AIDSWatch 2020 Happened This Week—and Set a Record for Number of Attendees

AIDS United quickly revised the conference when it became clear that the COVID-19 crisis would shut down the longstanding IRL version.

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U.S. Lawmakers, Advocates Say Coronavirus Pandemic Requires Revision in Gay Blood Donor Ban

Advocates and public health organizations say the 2015 policy revision still stigmatizes gay men and isn’t based on science.

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Features

America, Meet Tony Fauci. AIDS Activists Have Known Him a Long Time

Thirty years ago, the NIH legend deftly negotiated between bureaucrats and activists. As part of Trump’s COVID-19 team, can he negotiate between loyalty and truth?

Bré Rivera credit Max Woltman
Features

Want to Hire More Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Folks at Your Agency? These Staffers Have Some Blunt Advice

Many HIV service organizations say they’re open to hiring TGNC employees, but advocates say most have a long way to go.

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Interviews

Oral Arguments in Antitrust Case Against HIV Drug Companies Began Last Week. Plaintiff Peter Staley Explains the Case

The case could change the way pharma companies make agreements to keep generic versions of single-tablet pills at bay.

President Lyndon B Johnson discusses the Voting Rights Act with Martin Luther King Jr.
Viewpoints

Dr. King’s Fear of the White Moderate Still Applies to HIV and LGBTQ Organizations

Advocate D. Rashaan Gilmore explains how white-led HIV organizations in the U.S. engage in movement capture—e.g., the co-opting of Black racial justice efforts—under the guise of ending the HIV epidemic.