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chlamydia
Conference Coverage

DoxyPEP for STIs: Are We Ready for Prophylactic Doxycycline for MSM on HIV PrEP?

A recent expert debate explored the pros and cons of prescribing the antibiotic as a preventive measure for a subset of people at especially high risk for sexually transmitted infections.

By Michael Broder
doctor talking to unrecognizable patient
Conference Coverage

For PrEP to Work, Shared Doctor-Patient Decision-Making Is Key

The process of choosing between PrEP options is often not straightforward. Oni Blackstock, M.D., explains how providers can help ensure their patients end up with the most successful option for them.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Homeless Man Shaking a Person's Hand
Conference Coverage

U.S. Homeless Shelters Are Key Centers for HIV and Tuberculosis Prevention, Experts Say

HIV and TB often go hand in hand among people experiencing homelessness in the U.S.—a reality that gives public health officials an opportunity to utilize shelters in tackling both viruses at the same time.

By Larry Buhl
Latinx patient
News

‘PrEP for Women Too’ Campaign Aims to Bring This Empowering HIV Prevention Tool to More Black and Latinx Women

Despite PrEP being safe to take for people of all genders, there’s still a lag in uptake among cisgender women.

By Juan Michael Porter II
intimate
Interviews

Understanding U=U Can Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV—but the Message Matters

W. David Hardy, M.D., discusses the takeaway messages for HIV care providers after a recent research paper found that a third of all people living with HIV reported never discussing U=U with their provider.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
medical trust
Features

We Need to Talk About Racism as a Barrier to HIV Prevention and Care for Black Women

HIV infection rates among Black women in the U.S. have fallen sharply over the past decade, but look closer and the numbers still paint a troubling story.

By Ginger Skinner
sizes and shapes
News

This Week in HIV Research: Many Sizes Fit Many People

Oct. 15, 2020: Adherence barriers among Latinx MSM; Atlanta's Ending the HIV Epidemic priorities; Ryan White HIV service coordination; PrEP, white coat dosing, and drug resistance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
patient history
Sexually Transmitted Infections

Taking a Sexual History Is an Essential Part of Good Health Care

Sex is a vital part of human life—and clinicians should be asking about it.

By Gigi Engle
MSM
News

This Week in HIV Research: Incidence and Clinical Care Trends Among MSM

Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Juan Berenguer, M.D., Ph.D. and Antonio Urbina, M.D.
Interviews

Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM

Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W. and Myles Helfand