We're probably not telling you anything you don't already know when we point out that the trends of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. often line up with the ways in which our country systemically treats its most marginalized communities, particularly people of color. But today's set of featured HIV-related publications drive that idea home with new data and new calls to action. They include:
- The higher the level of stigmatization African-American women with HIV feel, the higher their viral load appears to be.
- Annual U.S. HIV incidence would be reduced by more than half if we could eliminate racial disparities among men who have sex with men (MSM).
- Even when they're engaged in care, young men who have sex with men fare unusually poorly when it comes to viral suppression.
- We're overdue for a reckoning -- and a new approach -- in combating the rising tide of HIV among U.S. youth, leaders in the field contend.
Read onward for more regarding each of these important stories. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!