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Are Providers Ignoring Anal Sex as a Health Care Issue for Women at Risk for HIV and Cancer?

Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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We Need to Temper Expectations for Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

Because the public is getting so many mixed messages, it’s our responsibility to provide clarity and moderate optimism.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Case Report and In Vitro Study May or May Not Hold Promise Against COVID-19

Two recent coronavirus studies are only the beginning of our understanding of how different antiviral meds interact with the virus.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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U.S. Lawmakers, Advocates Say Coronavirus Pandemic Requires Revision in Gay Blood Donor Ban

Advocates and public health organizations say the 2015 policy revision still stigmatizes gay men and isn’t based on science.

By Larry Buhl
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Has Deborah Birx Crossed the Line?

Widely respected by U.S. and African activists for her work on global AIDS, she’s also increasingly seen as playing fast and loose with COVID facts to appease President Trump.

By Tim Murphy
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HIV Life Expectancy in U.S. Now Matches General Population—With Some Big “Buts”

The biggest may be that more of an HIV-positive person’s equally long lifespan will be spent managing comorbidities, one large study found.

By Myles Helfand
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HIV Vaccine Trial Stopped Early, but Research Into Other Approaches Continues

HVTN 702 is but one of many vaccine trials underway, researchers note.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Factors Associated With Hepatitis C Infection Among Men Who Take PrEP

IPERGAY scientists recommended that clinicians screen patients who request PrEP, as well as patients who are already using it, for a number of key HCV risk factors.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Barriers to Cisgender Women and HIV Prevention

Health care providers and educators need to acknowledge the impact of clinical bias and reframe sexual health education when it comes to tending to cisgender women's needs, Chase Alston writes.

By Chase Alston
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Should All PrEP Users on Truvada Switch to Descovy? These Leading Docs Say, ‘Not So Fast.’

Many fear the push to put more people on the new brand-name drug before Truvada goes generic this year.

By Larry Buhl