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This Week in HIV Research: The Long Road to Racial Health Justice

Sept. 24, 2020: HIV adherence cohorts usually fail to reflect the diversity of the epidemic; HIV thrives in deprived neighborhoods; rethinking barriers to rapid HIV treatment initiation; long-term adverse events on INSTIs vs. efavirenz.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
worried Black patient

These HIV Experts Engage Black and Brown Folks on the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Despite Medical Mistrust

Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” has left people of color even more wary about research, they say. But it’s still possible, if done the right way by the right people.

By Tim Murphy
pulling back curtain

This Week in HIV Research: Life in the Integrase Era

Aug. 6, 2020: Recent trends in drug interaction rates; integrase inhibitors and cardiac event risk; a deep dive into HIV drug resistance in Florida; frailty symptoms and neurocognitive disorders amidst high CD4 counts.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Black doctor Black patient

To Better Health Care Outcomes for Black People, Listen to Black Health Care Workers

What starts as an assumption of patient incompetence results in the erasure of autonomy from Black patients.

By Chase Alston
COVID-19 hospitalization

Still No Clear Indication That HIV Status Affects COVID-19 Severity

A pair of presentations at AIDS 2020 provides some of the largest studies to date on COVID-19 among people with HIV, but leaves us with many questions about the interplay between the two viruses.

By Myles Helfand
long road ahead

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
white man black man

This Week in HIV Research: Existing Solutions Won't Close the Race Gap

June 18, 2020: Existing evidence-based interventions aren't enough to close HIV's racial gap; transgender patient outcomes in the HIV care continuum; meeting long-term needs of formerly incarcerated people; acute respiratory illness severity and HIV status.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
snowball

This Week in HIV Research: HIV/COVID-19 Case Studies Gain Momentum

June 4, 2020: The latest on COVID-19 hospitalization among people with HIV; real-world success of hepatitis C treatment in coinfected patients with good health care; poverty and adherence in Canada's health system; demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with viral rebound.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Brian Kemp’s COVID-19 Response Has Georgia On This HIV Doctor's Mind

Dr. Melanie Thompson discusses what’s happening in the state around coronavirus, and what it means for people living with HIV.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
minority stress theory

Why All HIV Care Must Be Trauma-Informed Care

Giving good HIV care means taking into account the many marginalize identities patients can hold. And, being marginalized often comes with a lot of trauma.

By Chase Alston