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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
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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.
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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
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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.

By Monica Hahn, M.D., M.P.H., Yuyang Mei, M.D., Caitlin Felder-Heim, M.D., Eva Raphael, M.D. and Danielle Baurer, M.D., M.A.
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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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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.

By Daniel J. Downer
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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.

By José Echeverría Vega
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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.

By Chase Alston
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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.

By Daniel J. Downer
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth