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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.

AIDS Activists Hold March And Rally In New York City

Ending the HIV Epidemic Will Take More Than Medicine

Our HIV research agenda has to address the world outside of a clinical trial, vaccine researcher Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D., argues.

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Plan to End HIV Epidemic in U.S. Must Contend With Uneven State Health Care Systems

Best practices need to be replicated, but our health care structure will make doing so more challenging, says Ace Robinson of the Fast-Track Cities initiative.

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Long-Acting HIV Treatment Is Coming. Our Health Care System Needs to Prepare

Providers, payers, and health systems need to catch up, said Melanie Thompson, M.D., at the ACTHIV conference.

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Advances in HIV Science Must Not Leave Needs of People Behind, Experts Urge

As the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference kicked off on March 18, plenary speakers discussed not only recent biomedical advances, but also what is truly needed in heavily affected U.S. communities to end the epidemic.

Allison Glaser, M.D.

New York City's Hotline for HIV Exposure a Success, Study Finds

A dial-in hotline program in New York City has helped qualified patients access post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) at their local pharmacies, raising the possibility that remote screening methods could be an important way to bolster PEP use.

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Making Clinical Trials of PrEP More Inclusive of Women, No Matter Their Pregnancy Status

Three new trials of HIV prevention drugs seek to answer directly a question that researchers inside and outside the field of HIV have explicitly avoided for years: How do drugs work -- and are they safe -- in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

Alicia Garza

At USCA 2018, Black Lives Matter Cofounder Alicia Garza Discusses HIV and Building Black Social Justice Power

Alicia Garza talks with TheBodyPRO's Kenyon Farrow about HIV's relative invisibility in black social justice spaces, despite its disproportionate impact on black communities.

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The Cost of Cuts in HIV Spending: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2017

2017 could have been worse. Although propelled to power by blustery threats to cut or eliminate publicly funded programs, including those that keep people living with HIV alive and well, the new administration has largely been unable to convert rheto...

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Price's 'Quarantine' Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

"The stigma, fear and ignorance associated with HIV are still very strong; those of us who do this work on a daily basis might forget this sad fact," Paul Sax, M.D., writes.