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Brian Minalga
Interviews

Transgender People Must Be Included in Every Aspect of HIV Research

Descovy’s approval for PrEP showcases real-life ramifications of leaving trans people out of research. But including trans people is about more than just saying trans people are welcome, says researcher Brian Minalga.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: More Answers—and Questions—on Cannabis Use

Jan. 23, 2020: Neurocognitive benefits of cannabis use; how unquantifiable HIV in CSF correlates to executive function; updated findings on efavirenz and microcephaly; cost-efficacy of a specialized HIV care coordination team.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: Just a Text Away

Jan. 16, 2020: Texting (and stigma support) vs. email for care retention; beyond-childhood health risks for HIV-exposed infants; HIV, cardiovascular risk, and cognitive impairment; direct-acting antiviral efficacy and prescription delays.

Dr Travell Kindall and St Thomas Community Health Center
Interviews

How One Nurse Practitioner Builds Relationships to Boost HIV Suppression

“I’m not a physician. … We can diagnose and treat, but fundamentally we are taught to care.”

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News

Despite ART, Immune System Ages Faster Among People Living With HIV, Study Finds

Even with an undetectable viral load, study participants who had been vaccinated as children lost smallpox immunity.

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News

New York City Makes Strides in HIV Diagnosis Times, More Work Ahead

Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.

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Research

This Week in HIV Research: A New Year, an Old Enemy

Jan. 2, 2020: Cancer treatment among people with HIV in the Obamacare era; chemotherapy, CD4 count, and mortality; cutting meds to cut costs; tailoring interventions on the microepidemic level.

Johanne Morne and Dr. Oni Blackstock
Interviews

Ending the HIV Epidemic Is a Team Effort. The New York City and State Health Departments Discuss Their Combined Work

Johanne Morne, M.S., and Oni Blackstock, M.D., sat down with TheBody to discuss their successes and their work to close the disparities gap.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: Where Our Reach Falls Short

Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.

Housing Works co-founder Eric Sawyer holding a proclamation with Ginny Shubert during the dedication of The Ginny Shubert Center for Harm Reduction on July 17, 2019 in New York City.
Interviews

This Community-Based Hepatitis C Treatment-Incentive Program Shows Great Results

The HIV services organization Housing Works implemented a hepatitis C treatment program in New York City, with very high completion rates.

Meet the Experts

Paul E. Sax, M.D. Img
Paul E. Sax, M.D.

Dr. Sax is director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston.

David Alain Wohl, M.D. Img
David Alain Wohl, M.D.

David Alain Wohl, M.D., is a professor at the University of North Carolina, site leader of the UNC AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Chapel Hill, director of the North Carolina AETC, and co-director of HIV services for the NC state prison system.