Dr. Althoff is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
HIV prevention is key, and HIV treatment is essential, to protecting individual and population health. Remove the barriers to the tools we know are successful in preventing HIV, including access to clean needles. Address the social barriers, namely stigma, to testing and treatment. Learn more about the most vulnerable populations, including (but not limited to) older adults with HIV, transgender persons, women and young, black men who have sex with men. Use conversation, legislation, and research priorities to increase access to HIV prevention tools and treatment, decrease HIV-associated stigma, and learn more about how to serve the populations in greatest need.