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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.

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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.

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Features

The Ironies of a New Plan to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic

The attention of this specific U.S. president on HIV is curious. However, while it may be initially disorienting, it makes sense, explains David Wohl, M.D.

In 2013, The New and Observer cover featuring Dr. Charles Van Der Horst getting arrested during a protest
Features

A Final Tribute to Charles van der Horst

Although you may not have known -- or even heard of -- Charles van der Horst, his DNA is woven into the cloth of HIV care and research.

U.S. Border Agents Patrol The Rio Grande Valley In Texas
News Analysis

We Must End HIV-Based Family Separation at the Border

In this op-ed, a group of family physicians and HIV specialists revisit the cruel reality happening at the U.S. border for people living with HIV.

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Conference Coverage

People With HIV Need Care Providers to Use Non-Stigmatizing Language

Even in the medical and research communities, stigmatizing language lives on, and it can have negative repercussions in the lives of people with HIV.

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Conference Coverage

Stigma Was at Forefront of Annual Meeting of HIV Nurses

Nurses who care for people living with HIV wrestled with stigma around the illness at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference.