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Robert Redfield
News Analysis

Robert Redfield’s Epic COVID Failure Is Not a Surprise to Many HIV and Public Health Experts

They say that the longtime HIV researcher already had a sketchy record that made him the perfect Trump flunky.

By Tim Murphy
dapivirine vaginal ring
News

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
Peter Stinner with his husband, Jeff Graham.
Interviews

Remembering Peter Stinner, a Keystone of Atlanta’s HIV Community

Stinner's husband, Jeff Graham, and colleague, Jonathan Colasanti, M.D., share a trove of stories about a person who embodied the ideals of empathy and care in HIV and health services.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
discarded syringes
Features

Setbacks for Safe Consumption Site Openings Due to COVID-19 Come at a Dangerous Time for Users

Already dealing with legal pushbacks, harm-reduction advocates for safe drug consumption sites now have COVID-19 to blame for slow progress.

By Larry Buhl
Black doctor Black patient
Features

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
Wakefield headshot.
Interviews

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.
Conference Coverage

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
Conference Coverage

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
staying in touch
News

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
Conference Coverage

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