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Interviews

Sexual Health Literacy for Providers Is Crucial to Ending the HIV Epidemic

New York physicians, physician assistants, and nurses may soon be required to talk about sex, gender identity, STIs, and HIV.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

The Unequal Impact of Anti-LGBTQ Policies: Researchers Call for ‘All Hands on Deck’ to Protect Black Men

New research finds state-level inequities are associated with worse health outcomes for Black gay, bisexual, and queer men.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

Rethinking Power—and Who Holds It—in HIV Organizations

Venita Ray's ascendancy to the co-directorship of Positive Women’s Network-USA is part of a broader effort within community-based organizations to thoughtfully center the voices of Black and Brown people.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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.
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This San Francisco Clinic Is Rethinking Care for People Living With HIV Experiencing Homelessness

The results: 79% of enrolled participants restarted their antiretroviral therapy within a week of enrolling, and 55% were virally suppressed after six months.

By Larry Buhl
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Major Conference on HIV and COVID-19 Under Fire for Putting Science Behind Paywall

For the first time, the influential annual CROI was going to postpone making its ample data available to the public. But the global HIV community swiftly protested.

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

Why White HIV Leadership Needs to Give Reins to Black Leaders

Racial and generational equity demand that leaders with “founder’s syndrome” transfer knowledge, relationships, and connections to new leaders in the movement to end HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Interviews

“It’s About Our Community”: Newly Formed Science Initiative Aims to Center the Black Experience in HIV and COVID Care

Raniyah Copeland and Stephaun Wallace explain the mission and context for the Black AIDS Institute’s new Scientific Advisory Committee.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: The Bridges We Strive to Make

Jan. 28, 2021: COVID-19 information mistrust among Black PLWH; opportunities to intervene prior to deadly drug overdoses; we're unprepared for end-of-life needs for aging PLWH; hospitalization disparities despite universal health care.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Features

It's Time to Incorporate Cultural Humility Into Your ASO or CBO

When organizations commit to cultural humility at the structural level through organizational accountability, HIV care can be far more responsive, community-focused, and of higher quality.

By Emmett Patterson