Providers, payers, and health systems need to catch up, said Melanie Thompson, M.D., at the ACTHIV conference.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Paul Sax, M.D., provides a rundown of developments that infectious disease and HIV specialists can be grateful for over the past year.
The assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University discusses the challenges, and rewards, of being a gay man involved in HIV research.
Leading researchers and clinicians who influence best practices for conversations about the direct and indirect impact of HIV infection and treatment agree that communications regarding transmission must shift.
"Nationally, we've seen only modest progress in retaining people in HIV care. The amount of improvement hasn't been enough."
"There are a few reasons not to answer questions from clinicians you've never met about patients you haven't seen," writes Paul Sax, M.D.
"Since expression of gratitude makes you happier ... and whining does the reverse, I've decided to turn what was going to be a typical rant about dealing with insurance companies into an expression of thanks to a remarkable group of professionals."...