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This Week in HIV Research: The Clinical Impacts of Stigma

July 25, 2019: Challenges in viral suppression for young, black women; stigma's impact on women's health; generalized anxiety disorder screening needed; how depression harms the brain.

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Having Fallen Out of Care, Most Gay and Bisexual Men With Detectable HIV Viral Loads Were Successfully Reconnected, Study Finds

The study enrolled more than a thousand people in four U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, and Boston.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Racism of Perceived Risk

June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.

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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.

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This Week in HIV Research: A Long-Acting Popularity Contest

The most popular form of long-acting HIV treatment; telehealth for PrEP uptake among young MSM of color; PrEP awareness and usage among Rhode Island women; assessing cognitive benefits of switching off of efavirenz.

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African-American Men and HIV Treatment Outcomes: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2018

The HIV pandemic, like the virus itself, is opportunistic and parasitic. AIDS is a disease of poverty, disruption, stigma, and chaos. Wherever the social fabric is torn, HIV enters and occupies. Wherever communities struggle, HIV thrives. Here in the...

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This Week in HIV Research: Vitamin D for CD4? Eh.

The effect of vitamin D levels on CD4 count during HIV treatment; helping black men who have sex with men utilize PrEP; HIV and aortic stiffness; Legionnaires’ disease severity among people with HIV.

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Making HIV -- and Bias -- 'Part of the Party' to Strengthen Our Response to the Epidemic

Not talking about HIV does not lead to HIV ceasing to be a profound public health challenge; the same is true for the explicit and implicit biases that underpin the HIV response. Marsha Martin, D.S.W., discusses ways to remove the harm of bias on a w...

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Bias Is Everywhere: Uncovering HIV Prejudice to Improve Service Delivery

"All disparities in HIV are connected to the biases," proclaimed HIV public health veteran Marsha Martin, D.S.W., in a workshop at September's U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA); "and we need to figure out how we are going to take them on."

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How to Reverse Implicit Bias in HIV Care: 6 Steps to Take Today

We caught up with speakers and presenters at a major HIV community meeting to learn how HIV care providers can uncover and remove the harm of bias in their work.