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Viewpoints

Five Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your HIV Service Organization

Many HIV service organizations need to grow and change, and that means becoming more reflective of the communities they serve, from bottom to top. Here's some advice on how to get there.

By Daniel J. Downer

Featured

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Interviews

Activists in Georgia Are Working to Modernize HIV Criminalization Laws

Laws that criminalize not disclosing one’s HIV status increase stigma and discrimination—and ignore scientific evidence.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

The Unequal Impact of Anti-LGBTQ Policies: Researchers Call for ‘All Hands on Deck’ to Protect Black Men

New research finds state-level inequities are associated with worse health outcomes for Black gay, bisexual, and queer men.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

Rethinking Power—and Who Holds It—in HIV Organizations

Venita Ray's ascendancy to the co-directorship of Positive Women’s Network-USA is part of a broader effort within community-based organizations to thoughtfully center the voices of Black and Brown people.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

“This Information Will Be Useful in the Future”: How a Tuberculosis Toolkit Became a COVID-19 Timeline

A newly launched chronology traces the unfolding pandemic and the consequences of economic and political decisions around the world.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

Most Cancer Drug Trials Still Exclude People With HIV. That’s Both Unfounded and Dangerous.

Helping my longtime friend Jeremy find such trials alerted me to this ongoing problem—which will only be reversed if patients, doctors, and trial reviewers keep pushing back on Pharma.

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

Why White HIV Leadership Needs to Give Reins to Black Leaders

Racial and generational equity demand that leaders with “founder’s syndrome” transfer knowledge, relationships, and connections to new leaders in the movement to end HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Viewpoints

Here’s How a Leading HIV Advocate Responds to COVID-19 Vaccine Mistrust

In the health care field, we are finally beginning to turn the mirror around and ask, “What are we doing wrong if our BIPOC patients state the same concerns time and time again?”

By Ace Robinson
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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News

NIH Restructures HIV Clinical Trial Networks; AIDS Director Touts Milestones

“You could think of this as ‘who is in and who is out,’ but in reality [restructuring] is more like changing chairs,” said Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D.

By Larry Buhl
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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