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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.
Bidi Bidi refugee camp

Indigenous People and Global Migrants Face Similar Issues Accessing Health Care

Hostilities against migrants and indigenous people are also threats to their health.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

Multiple U.S. health agencies have released HIV-specific information, and research on HIV and the novel coronavirus is trickling in. Here's what health care providers need to know.

By Myles Helfand and Sony Salzman
Queer Liberation March

HIV and LGBTQ Criminalization Laws Are Both Human Rights and Public Health Issues, Experts Say

In addition to scientific advances, the 23rd International AIDS Conference also focused on the human rights of marginalized groups.

By Barbara Jungwirth
Barbed wire fence layed around prison walls

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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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.

By Sony Salzman
Doctors from HIVMA and IDSA on Capitol Hill

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.

By Sony Salzman
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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.

By Sony Salzman