Black Women in Atlanta Need More PrEP Access. Researchers and Advocates Are Working to Make This a Reality.
While most pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) campaigns focus on gay and bisexual men, Fulton County Board of Health officials and advocates look for solutions to get PrEP to black women.
The question of whether INSTIs cause weight gain continues to be debated. This story draws together some research on which drugs are associated with weight gain or other metabolic changes.
Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.
Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.
Creating Social Spaces for Black Gay and Bisexual Men Increased HIV Care-Seeking Behavior, Self-Acceptance
My Brother's Keeper's "Connect With Us" intervention in Jackson, Mississippi, shows that community self-empowerment improves intention to engage in health care and use safe sex practices.
Sept. 19, 2019: HIV antiretroviral stewardship plans in hospitals can save money -- and lives; demographic correlates of PrEP interruption; HIV and atrial fibrillation risk; cytopenias common, despite viral suppression.
Tokenism, a form of racism, is pervasive in the U.S. -- particularly within HIV organizations whose mission is to serve people of color.
"Providers need to not make assumptions about what black and brown and, more generally, trans patients of color need," one study co-author said.
Aug. 29, 2019: Viral load blips, low-level viremia, and eventual virologic failure; pinpointing non-adherence as a cause of HIV treatment failure; HIV care costs vary widely throughout U.S.; Kaposi sarcoma incidence in the modern HIV treatment era.
Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., discusses providing quality care to transgender people. It can be done.