It's heartening to see a growing amount of research exploring some of our most marginalized communities -- the same communities that tend to be disproportionately affected by HIV, alongside a host of other challenges. Our latest selection of recently published HIV-related studies features an array of findings that further our understanding of how HIV affects some of these groups -- and how specific interventions can potentially ameliorate that effect.
This week, we learn that:
- Although HIV care retention is poorer among transgender women, viral suppression rates are not.
- A simple heating method may help curb HIV transmission within clustered areas of opioid use.
- Harm reduction and treatment access programs may not be enough to manage HIV outbreaks among people who are homeless.
- When it comes to improving viral suppression among people who use substances, it's not as black-or-white as "abstinence or bust."
And now, a bit more information on each of these findings. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!