"We need to meet people where they are at. If you do not want to have a medical provider, but you are interested in being on [pre-exposure prophylaxis], then we should create an environment where it is possible for you to get that," says Matthew Gold...
"Infectious disease -- HIV, Ebola, Zika -- does not know borders," says Wendy Armstrong, M.D., chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) board of directors.
"This is really the first step in demonstrating that two-drug regimens can be as effective as three-drug regimens," says Kimberly Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
"Even if we have the best drug, it cannot do anything if we don't have all [the social] aspects together," says Bindiya Meggi, M.Sc.
Social networks are a big part of life and offer a community of support. But could they also play a role in HIV status?
Incidence of all cancers combined fell in the years after HIV-positive people stopped smoking, according to results of a nine-year 35,424-person analysis.
Higher total bilirubin predicted incident cardiovascular disease in an analysis of 98,405 U.S. veterans with or without HIV infection.
"The line between government interests and community interests is completely fuzzy in the HIV universe," says Demetre Daskalakis, M.D., M.P.H.
"Look for women mentors and make use of the spaces we have created for you," says Morenike Ukpong-Folayan.