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Tonia Poteat's Career Started With a Piece of Folded Paper

Looking back on Poteat’s professional arc, it can appear as though her path toward a leadership role in HIV care was always clear. But there have been plenty of twists in that path.

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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.

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New Study Triggers Concerns Over Use of Molecular HIV Surveillance

This study identified some information about transgender women's sexual networks in Los Angeles. But activists worry about privacy and the potential that the surveillance method will be used in HIV criminalization cases.

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Virginia Governor Northam's Blackface Med School Antics Are the Reason Black Doctors Matter

While Ralph Northam's medical school photo in blackface is a political scandal, it is important that we not lose sight of how provider racism in medicine endangers the lives of black people seeking care, especially when living with HIV.

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'Female Condom' Gets a Genderless Rebrand From FDA

After years of pressure from prevention advocates, FDA has finally given the other rubber a new name - the internal condom – and a new classification.

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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.

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This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

Cholesterol guidelines may underestimate statin value; shifting from Ryan White CARE Act to Affordable Care Act coverage; HCV seroconversion and CD4 count suppression; HCV reinfection odds by risk group.

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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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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

The Reunion Project Seeks to Build an HIV Research Agenda for Long-Term Survivors

Since 2015, The Reunion Project (TRP) long-term survivors connect and talk about their common experiences. Several workshops at USCA 2018 facilitated by TRP offered long-term survivors a rare opportunity voice to their experiences and feelings.

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Ariel Sabillon Is a Gay Latinx Immigrant and More Than His HIV Criminalization Case

The 23-year-old college student, originally from Honduras, is now facing an HIV criminalization charges in Florida for non-disclosure. But Sabillon is so much more than that.