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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
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To Better Health Care Outcomes for Black People, Listen to Black Health Care Workers

What starts as an assumption of patient incompetence results in the erasure of autonomy from Black patients.

By Chase Alston
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This Champion of Community’s Role in Clinical Trials Reflects on 40 Years of Fighting Medical Mistrust And Research Neglect

Wakefield retires from the HIV Vaccine Trials Network after 20 years of service.

By Kenyon Farrow
LaRon Nelson headshot.

COVID-19 (and HIV) Disparities Are About Racism, Not Race. This Nurse Explains How

LaRon Nelson, Ph.D., RN, talks about public health’s responsibility to meet this extraordinary moment.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Call to Action to Public Health Programs: You Need to Do Better

When will academic institutions educate on where health disparities come from?

By Nicole Elinoff
White Silence = Violence

White People, It’s Time to Resign. I did.

Diversity and inclusion trainings haven’t worked.

By Jaime M. Grant
BLACK LIVES MATTER on street DC

HIV Organizations Putting out Statements Supporting #BLM: Show Me the Receipts

Your former and current Black employees often swap battle stories in private.

By Ace Robinson
Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Brian Kemp’s COVID-19 Response Has Georgia On This HIV Doctor's Mind

Dr. Melanie Thompson discusses what’s happening in the state around coronavirus, and what it means for people living with HIV.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
President Lyndon B Johnson discusses the Voting Rights Act with Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

By D. Rashaan Gilmore
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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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.