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Samuel J. Bunting

Getting PrEP to People by Training Entire Health Teams

Primary care providers need more education when it comes to PrEP, not only for them, but also for patients, who often think they need to see a specialist just to take this preventative medicine.

Steven Deeks, M.D.

The State of Cure Research for HIV and Hepatitis B: Similarities and Differences

Steven Deeks, M.D., talks about the medical community's hopes, inspirations, and unanswered questions regarding research for an HIV cure.

Conference Centre at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), Mexico City, Mexico

Does Descovy Really Work Better Than Truvada for PrEP? One Researcher Raises Questions About the DISCOVER Trial Results

Newly presented data from IAS 2019 spark discussion about study populations, study endpoints, and potential weight gain.

Demetre Daskalakis

In New York City, PrEP on Demand Is Now on the Menu for Men Who Have Sex With Men

On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis may be best for people with episodic risk who cannot or would prefer not to take the pill every day.

Joshua Safer

Caring for Transgender Individuals: Interview With a Transgender Medicine Specialist

"Being transgender is not necessarily an HIV risk factor," Joshua D. Safer, M.D., says.

PleasePrEPMe screenshot: St. Louis provider search

New Website Helps People Trying to Navigate Their PrEP Options

A team led by Shannon Weber, M.S.W., has developed PleasePrEPMe, an online PrEP provider search and chat service.

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Mutual Admiration Inspires LGBT-Focused HIV Researchers at UNC

These social justice-minded researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill form a close-knit group that strives to counter stigma and discrimination against people of a gender minority, particularly people of color.

Ronald Ellis and Jennie Xu

Mentor-Mentee Training Helps New Prospects Tackle HIV Neuropathy

Distal sensory polyneuropathy affects approximately 50% of persons living with HIV. We spoke with neuroscience mentor and mentee to discuss how to reduce the risk of neuropathy and what treatments are available.

Rachel Bender Ignacio, M.D., M.P.H., and William Trebelcock

Exploring HIV Drug Resistance in Trans Women, MSM

We spoke with a mentor/mentee pair, an infectious diseases expert and a second-year medical student, about a research project that focuses on HIV drug resistance in trans women and MSM.

What You Need to Know About the Second Person Likely Cured of HIV Img

What You Need to Know About the Second Person Likely Cured of HIV

Richard Jefferys, an expert in HIV cure research, spoke to TheBodyPro about this new case of HIV remission -- and the danger in rushing to publish these stories, especially for people who live with stigma.