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Sundararajan Team and TBA

Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

In sub-Saharan Africa, herbalists and spiritual healers are working closely with researchers to help reduce HIV transmission in rural communities.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: We Need to Better Serve Our Teens

April 8, 2021: PrEP “contemplation” and uptake among adolescents; adolescent perception of HIV risk; HIV diagnosis rates among transgender people; PrEP and HIV incidence in Scotland.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Feb. 18, 2021: Insomnia rates among PLWH; trends in multimorbidity diagnosis; viral load control loss in the modern HIV treatment era; acceptability of HIV self-test dissemination methods.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: What’s in Your Head

Nov. 12, 2020: The most significant burdens experienced by PLWH; asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment and HAND risk; financial incentives for improving HIV knowledge and testing; linking HIV and COVID-19 testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Real-World Effects of COVID-19

Oct. 22, 2020: Impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on HIV viral suppression; unsuppressed HIV viral load despite no treatment failure; point-of-care rapid testing vs. lab testing; it's not about "what," it's about "when."

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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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
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This Week in HIV Research: Why Aren’t We Listening to Ourselves?

Aug. 13, 2020: HCV testing rates among people newly diagnosed with HIV; HCV treatment referrals ammong coinfected people; HIV mortality rates despite free treatment access; mysterious, plummeting CD4 test results.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

July 9, 2020: Abysmal HIV testing rates in U.S. ambulatory care settings; STI testing frequency in PrEP users; trends in U.S. PrEP uptake; integrating opioid therapy with HCV care in people who inject drugs.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Closing Our Care Chasms

June 25, 2020: 25 years of HOPS; successes of San Francisco’s test-and-treat program; missed opportunities to test people who inject drugs; how patient-provider trust can curb prescribing cascades.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Could COVID-19 Contact Tracing Also Help End HIV? These Researchers Think So.

Some advocates support it but want to ensure protections against criminalization.

By Larry Buhl