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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.

By Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D.

Making Trans Women Count in HIV Vaccine Trials

"For us who focus on HIV prevention research, it is paramount that we go where the epidemic is in this country," said Michele Andrasik, Ph.D.

By Stephen Hicks

Despite Uptick, Black and Latinx People Have Relatively Low Participation in HIV Vaccine Trials

HIV vaccine researchers are working to study and solve the problem, with a focus on how researchers themselves can more deeply build and earn trust.

By Stephen Hicks

Why Do Study Participants Misreport Their HIV Status?

A new study demonstrates the phenomenon, but experts say more research needs to determine why it occurs -- and what researchers can do differently to reduce it.

By Barbara Jungwirth

This Week in HIV Research: Fentanyl Smooths the Path for HIV

April 4, 2019: what’s driving the HIV outbreak in northeastern Massachusetts; race-gender HIV disparities among Baltimore sex workers; high PrEP interest, low awareness among southern black women; naltrexone implants for opioid dependence.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

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.

By Sony Salzman

Black Gay and Bisexual Men Demonstrate High PrEP Adherence in Hotly Anticipated Study

This study shows that with the right supportive services, black men who have sex with men will use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and with very high adherence.

By Stephen Hicks

PrEP Use Doesn't Increase STIs Among Black MSM, New Study Shows

Some have expressed concern that, as PrEP use increases in the U.S., so will the transmission of other STIs. A new study pushes back against that worry.

By Stephen Hicks

This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

Alternate PrEP guideline recommendations; partner notification and onward HIV transmission; shifting causes of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected people; correlates of lower adherence among people on methadone maintenance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Getting Clergy to Step Out on Faith With HIV Education and Mobilization

How much of a role do community faith-based public health programs play in reducing the disparity we see among African Americans contracting HIV?

By Jeanine Barone