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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.

Ellen Eaton, M.D. (right), and Kelsie Dodson.

Studying HIV and STI Testing Preferences in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

HIV Prevalence Among Non-Medicaid Expansion States

Separate and Unequal Access Frames Discussion at CROI Panel on U.S. HIV Care Cascade

The lack of Medicaid expansion in the South is creating worse racial disparities in the U.S., according to researchers and medical providers discussing the HIV care cascade at CROI 2018.

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HIV in the Southern United States

The South has the greatest burden of HIV infection, illness and deaths of any U.S. region, lagging far behind in quality HIV prevention and care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Devastating Impact of Sequestration on ADAP in the South

Sequestration, automatic across-the-board spending cuts, originally created in the Budget Control Act of 2011, is currently scheduled to take place on March 1. Sequestration will result in up to 15,000 clients losing access to life-saving medications...

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NASW's "HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project" Supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The sun was gleaming on Miami's Biscayne Bay. Palm trees swayed in the gentle breeze and, in the distance, cruise ships were about to set sail for exotic ports. English, Spanish and a dozen other languages drifted through the air as happy people enjo...

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Tennessee Senator: It's Virtually Impossible for Heterosexuals to Contract HIV From Sex

Another day, another opportunity for our elected officials to completely expose themselves for being entirely out of touch with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country. Recently, state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) from Tennessee has found himsel...

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Louisiana: Endoscopes Were Not Properly Sterilized

Ochsner Health System (OHS) is notifying more than 200 endoscopy patients to get screened for a range of infectious diseases including HIV and hepatitis. The announcement this week marks the second time this year that a New Orleans hospital has poten...

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Florida: Broward Health Department Turning Over HIV Care

On March 1, Broward County Health Department will privatize the provision of primary medical care, mental health care, and case counseling to uninsured HIV/AIDS patients.

According to officials, hundreds of health department patients whose care is p...

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South Carolina: Some AIDS Patients Face Longer Wait for Drug Assistance

The waiting list for South Carolina's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is growing. "Each week we continue to receive applications," said Noreen O'Donnell, manager of the Ryan White program for the state Department of Health and Environmental Contr...