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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
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Are Our Priorities in the Right Place?

Dec. 10, 2020: Where the Ending the HIV Epidemic plan falls short; housing instability and HIV care incentives; financial wellbeing vs. health care access; San Diego's complex webs of HIV transmission.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Viewpoints

4 Things We Must Do to Fight Medical Mistrust After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends

It’s long been time to put Black experts at the center of public health, make public health visible and relatable to people, and truly understand and address medical mistrust.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Features

PrEP and Prior Authorization: A Discriminatory Cheap Ploy

An important new analysis describes a key barrier to PrEP in the U.S., one that is almost sinister in its application predominantly in southern states.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Features

Neighborhood Is a Factor in Women’s HIV Viral Load During Pregnancy

A reasonably understandable initial response to this important study could be “WTF”—but the forces that conspire to harm people of color and people living in poverty are persistent and intransigent.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Features

Biden Wins. What’s Next for HIV Medicine?

"More than anything, I worried that the four years of his administration would not be good for people living with HIV. At the end of those four years, some of these worries have been validated."

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Interviews

Will the Biden-Harris Administration Breathe Life Back Into Vital HIV and Hepatitis Programs?

We spoke with Amy Killelea at NASTAD, a major national health policy advocacy organization, about the priorities she sees in January 2021 and beyond.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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News Analysis

Three Immediate Ways the Fight Against HIV Is Likely to Change in the Biden-Harris Administration

Hopes rest on president-elect Biden to fight HIV along with COVID-19, implement a more humane and inclusive approach to health policy, and expand the Affordable Care Act.

By Larry Buhl
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News Analysis

Robert Redfield’s Epic COVID Failure Is Not a Surprise to Many HIV and Public Health Experts

They say that the longtime HIV researcher already had a sketchy record that made him the perfect Trump flunky.

By Tim Murphy
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

Sept. 10, 2020: Concomitant use of vaginal rings with condoms; benefits of more frequent HIV screening for young MSM; Black MSM, substance use, and the PrEP continuum; HIV outcomes stratified by anti-LGTBQ policy across U.S. states.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand