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Ligia Peralta, M.D.: Engaging HIV's Most Vulnerable

Ligia Peralta, M.D., does more than just give her adolescent patients a pill. She gives them hope, job opportunities, and -- most importantly -- the tools to fight for better HIV health care.

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Judith Currier, M.D.: "You Can't Design Clinical Research Without Really Understanding the Patients"

See how Judith Currier, M.D., used her successes in HIV therapeutic research to pave the way for better treatment options and a stronger focus on women's health.

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., M.P.H., PA-C

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D.: "Our Will to Fight [HIV] Tells Us About Who We Can Be"

Since the 1990s, Tonia Poteat, Ph.D, M.P.H., PA-C, has provided compassionate and competent care to people living with or affected by HIV. Now, she is inspiring a new generation of HIV care providers and researchers to better understand and fix LGBTQ health disparities.


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Tonia Poteat's Career Started With a Piece of Folded Paper

Looking back on Poteat’s professional arc, it can appear as though her path toward a leadership role in HIV care was always clear. But there have been plenty of twists in that path.

By Myles Helfand
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Mutual Admiration Inspires LGBT-Focused HIV Researchers at UNC

These social justice-minded researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill form a close-knit group that strives to counter stigma and discrimination against people of a gender minority, particularly people of color.

By Myles Helfand
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Mentor-Mentee Training Helps New Prospects Tackle HIV Neuropathy

Distal sensory polyneuropathy affects approximately 50% of persons living with HIV. We spoke with neuroscience mentor and mentee to discuss how to reduce the risk of neuropathy and what treatments are available.

By Jeanine Barone