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Dr. King’s Fear of the White Moderate Still Applies to HIV and LGBTQ Organizations

Advocate D. Rashaan Gilmore explains how white-led HIV organizations in the U.S. engage in movement capture—e.g., the co-opting of Black racial justice efforts—under the guise of ending the HIV epidemic.

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New York City Makes Strides in HIV Diagnosis Times, More Work Ahead

Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.

Johanne Morne and Dr. Oni Blackstock

Ending the HIV Epidemic Is a Team Effort. The New York City and State Health Departments Discuss Their Combined Work

Johanne Morne, M.S., and Oni Blackstock, M.D., sat down with TheBody to discuss their successes and their work to close the disparities gap.

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This Week in HIV Research: Where Our Reach Falls Short

Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.

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How to Help Black Transgender Women With HIV Achieve Viral Suppression

One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.

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Black Gay Men in the Ballroom Scene Experience a Unique Form of HIV Prevention

Though not as widely studied, there are many ways that men who belong to the gay family networks of the ballroom scene may be getting an HIV intervention.

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People With HIV Need Care Providers to Use Non-Stigmatizing Language

Even in the medical and research communities, stigmatizing language lives on, and it can have negative repercussions in the lives of people with HIV.

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Black Women Living With HIV Deserve Care Tailored to Them

A systematic review of research between 2000 and 2016 found no studies of interventions specifically designed to support medication adherence among HIV-positive black women.

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Do Intimate Relationships Affect Drug Use in Black Gay and Bisexual Men?

Men with a main partner used drugs during sex at similar rates to those with only casual partners. But studying couples could lead to HIV prevention programs that could reduce racial disparity.

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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.