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This Week in HIV Research: A Patient’s History Really Matters

Jan. 14, 2021: Interpersonal violence history and adverse HIV outcomes; the incidence and severity of breast cancer; the effect of menopause on integrase-associated weight gain; two-drug therapy for HIV treatment-experienced people.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers
Interviews

Leading HIV Scientist Eulogizes a Pioneering Atlanta-Based Research Organization

“ARCA started because there was a heartbreaking need for new drugs to treat HIV,” says Melanie Thompson, M.D. “The landscape for HIV research has indeed changed, largely as a result of our successes.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Delivering Care Through Uncertainty

Jan. 7, 2021: HIV status and COVID-19 disease severity; associations between tobacco smoking, cancer incidence, viral load, and CD4 count; immune recovery on integrase inhibitors; using smart pill bottles to boost adherence.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Interviews

Why Are Parents Living With HIV Still Being Advised Not to Breastfeed?

A new expert consensus statement explores how providers can give birthing parents who are living with HIV the information they need to decide for themselves.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

It's Time to Incorporate Cultural Humility Into Your ASO or CBO

When organizations commit to cultural humility at the structural level through organizational accountability, HIV care can be far more responsive, community-focused, and of higher quality.

By Emmett Patterson
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This Week in HIV Research: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Dec. 28, 2020: The power of clinic-pharmacy collaborations; overcoming COVID-19-induced barriers to HIV care; urine testing as a PrEP adherence tool; using incarceration history in PrEP Rx assessments.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Taking Stock of Our Epidemic

Dec. 17, 2020: HIV-related mortality in the U.S.; trends in extensive multidrug resistance; 96-week fostemsavir data; statins for microbial cancer prevention.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Features

Self-Swabbing Is an Affirming and Effective Cervical-Cancer Screening Tool for Transmasculine People

Transmasculine people face an array of barriers when understanding their HPV risk and accessing cervical-cancer screenings.

By Emmett Patterson
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This Week in HIV Research: Are Our Priorities in the Right Place?

Dec. 10, 2020: Where the Ending the HIV Epidemic plan falls short; housing instability and HIV care incentives; financial wellbeing vs. health care access; San Diego's complex webs of HIV transmission.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Viewpoints

4 Things We Must Do to Fight Medical Mistrust After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends

It’s long been time to put Black experts at the center of public health, make public health visible and relatable to people, and truly understand and address medical mistrust.

By Kenyon Farrow

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.