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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.

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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.

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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.

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Viewpoints

Five Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your HIV Service Organization

Many HIV service organizations need to grow and change, and that means becoming more reflective of the communities they serve, from bottom to top. Here's some advice on how to get there.

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Personal Stories

Eliminate Education Requirements at Your AIDS Service Organization

If you're a manager or director at an AIDS services nonprofit, here are some clear steps you can take to open up the leadership pipeline to low-income communities of color.

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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.