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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
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Want Young People With HIV to Maintain Viral Suppression? Here’s How

A new JAIDS study shows linking to care quickly after diagnosis matters. But there’s more to it.

By Roman Blck
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How to Help Black Transgender Women With HIV Achieve Viral Suppression

One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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We Must End HIV-Based Family Separation at the Border

In this op-ed, a group of family physicians and HIV specialists revisit the cruel reality happening at the U.S. border for people living with HIV.

By Monica Hahn, M.D., M.P.H., Yuyang Mei, M.D., Caitlin Felder-Heim, M.D., Eva Raphael, M.D. and Danielle Baurer, M.D., M.A.
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In HIV Clinic Hiring, Weighing Lived Experience Alongside Advanced Degrees

Sure, it's important for some clinic staffers to have an M.S.W., M.P.H., B.S.N., Ph.D., or any other letters in the "alphabet soup" of health-related credentials. But maybe counting a caregiver's experience is just as valuable.

By Mathew Rodriguez and Sony Salzman
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HIV Clinic Personnel Should Be as Diverse as Communities They Serve. But How?

Diversity sounds simple enough, but many HIV clinic workers know that it isn't. So how can you make sure that your staff members resemble your clientele?

By Mathew Rodriguez and Sony Salzman
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People With HIV Need Care Providers to Use Non-Stigmatizing Language

Even in the medical and research communities, stigmatizing language lives on, and it can have negative repercussions in the lives of people with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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When It Comes to HIV and Fatigue, Nurses Have a Role in Breaking the Cycle

While there is not yet an app for helping patients to manage their fatigue, nurses can help patients get out of the house by finding a physical activity they enjoy.

By Sony Salzman
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My Advice to Doctors: Screw the Facade and Get Close to Your Patients

Doctors are trained to remain coolly detached. But David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., discusses how opening up to his patients, including young, black, same-gender-loving men living with HIV, may help save lives.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Social Work and HIV: Exploring Grief in the Newly Diagnosed Client

What medical providers should know about the mental health of their patients.

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW