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Conference Coverage

The HIV Workforce Is in Trouble. Here Are Three Solutions to Address the Shortage of Providers.

If everyone living with HIV gets into care, do we have enough providers to support them? HIV doctors are proposing policy changes to address the workforce shortage.

Doctors from HIVMA and IDSA on Capitol Hill
Conference Coverage

Doctors Meet With Congressional Staff to Push for 'Ending the HIV Epidemic' Budget

At IDWeek in Washington, D.C., leading infectious disease doctors and researchers met with U.S. Congress leadership to discuss HIV prevention, treatment, and care policy.

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Features

Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

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Conference Coverage

IDWeek 2019: What to Expect at This Year's Conference

We're covering the latest news and research from this major interdisciplinary meeting on infectious diseases, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.

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Viewpoints

HIV Organizations and Workers Should Routinely Disclose Ties to Pharma Industry

Improve the funding, control the potential conflicts of interest.

U=U at USCA2019. Left to right: Deondre Moore, Bruce Richman, Demetre Daskalakis, Victor Claros, Yonce Jones
News Analysis

The U.S. Congress Recently Recognized "U=U." Here's How It Happened.

This inspiring moment from the U.S. Conference on AIDS illustrates how relationships can produce results for advocates.

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Viewpoints

Three Signs Your HIV/AIDS Organization Has a Racism Problem

Tokenism, a form of racism, is pervasive in the U.S. -- particularly within HIV organizations whose mission is to serve people of color.

Aquarius Gilmer
Interviews

A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

"My gayness -- my identity -- is not a sin," says Rev. Aquarius Gilmer, the director of governmental affairs and advocacy at the Southern AIDS Coalition. "The sin is that people don't have access to prevention or care, not how a person contracts HIV or that they are living with HIV."

 Venezuelans rest after crossing the border between Colombia and Venezuela on June 09, 2019 in Paraguachon, Colombia.
Conference Coverage

Global Health Researchers and Activists Grapple With Complex Needs of Migrants Living With HIV

Recent Trump administration policies on migrants living with HIV have prompted a response from the international AIDS research community.

Asa Radix at IAS 2019
Conference Coverage

Taking Transgender Care From Research to Results

Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., discusses providing quality care to transgender people. It can be done.