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Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., and Raniyah Copeland

“It’s About Our Community”: Newly Formed Science Initiative Aims to Center the Black Experience in HIV and COVID Care

Raniyah Copeland and Stephaun Wallace explain the mission and context for the Black AIDS Institute’s new Scientific Advisory Committee.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers

Leading HIV Scientist Eulogizes a Pioneering Atlanta-Based Research Organization

“ARCA started because there was a heartbreaking need for new drugs to treat HIV,” says Melanie Thompson, M.D. “The landscape for HIV research has indeed changed, largely as a result of our successes.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
breastfeeding

Why Are Parents Living With HIV Still Being Advised Not to Breastfeed?

A new expert consensus statement explores how providers can give birthing parents who are living with HIV the information they need to decide for themselves.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
prescription telemedicine

Can a Low-Contact, Minimal Monitoring Approach Become the New Normal for Treating Hepatitis C?

No baseline genotyping. Fewer in-person medical visits and lab tests. No need for refills. Could the future of HCV treatment take place almost entirely remotely?

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Marlon M. Bailey and Tonia Poteat

LGBTQ Health and Well-Being: Where Is the U.S. Right Now?

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., PA-C, M.P.H., and Marlon M. Bailey, Ph.D., dive into the important takeaways of a major new report on sexual and gender diverse populations in the U.S.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
pain

How Can We Manage Pain Better in Older Adults Living With HIV?

“Telling them now that ‘the government is saying I need to decrease your opioids. ... Sorry you’re going to suffer,’ was just not satisfying to me as a physician,” says Maile Young Karris, M.D.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
groceries

HIV Incidence Is Lower in States With More Generous Low-Income Food Benefits

“The message that needs to be communicated to people in power, and it needs to be communicated loud and frequently, is, ‘Look. Here’s the actual human cost of not enacting these kinds of policies. Here’s the potential benefit,’” says Aaron Richterman, M.D., M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Biden Harris

Will the Biden-Harris Administration Breathe Life Back Into Vital HIV and Hepatitis Programs?

We spoke with Amy Killelea at NASTAD, a major national health policy advocacy organization, about the priorities she sees in January 2021 and beyond.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
birds on soil

Histoplasmosis and HIV in the U.S.: Often Forgotten, Never Gone

IDWeek 2020 provided a perfect opportunity to better understand the modern-day impact of histoplasmosis among Americans living with HIV—and to bone up on the basics.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
doctor talking to unrecognizable patient

For PrEP to Work, Shared Doctor-Patient Decision-Making Is Key

The process of choosing between PrEP options is often not straightforward. Oni Blackstock, M.D., explains how providers can help ensure their patients end up with the most successful option for them.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.