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Conference Coverage

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What the HHS and CDC Are Recommending to HIV/AIDS Clinicians

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Research

This Week in HIV Research: A New Year, an Old Enemy

Jan. 2, 2020: Cancer treatment among people with HIV in the Obamacare era; chemotherapy, CD4 count, and mortality; cutting meds to cut costs; tailoring interventions on the microepidemic level.

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Interviews

How to Help Black Transgender Women With HIV Achieve Viral Suppression

One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.

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Interviews

How to Keep America's Blood Banks HIV-Free While Letting All Gay Men Donate

Even after a series of reforms in 2015, advocates say U.S. policy still discriminates and furthers HIV stigma. Anthony Santella, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., has a better idea.

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Conference Coverage

Coordinating Re-Entry Care Is Essential for Incarcerated People With HIV

Re-entry planning can help prevent opioid overdose and enable people living with HIV to connect with and stay in care.