As the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference kicked off on March 18, plenary speakers discussed not only recent biomedical advances, but also what is truly needed in heavily affected U.S. communities to end the epidemic.
"We don't need to spend another $140 million to find out how to retain people in care," activist David Barr writes. "We need to invest in the kinds of services people need so that they can use treatment easily and effectively."
Writing in JAMA, officials from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) review the scientific evidence underlying U=U and discuss the implications of widespread acceptance of the message.
How much of a role do community faith-based public health programs play in reducing the disparity we see among African Americans contracting HIV?
"The fight against AIDS is at a tipping point," Maureen Miller writes. "Increasingly, there are signs that we may be heading in the wrong direction."
If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them.
HIV and HCV Treatment, Shorter Antibiotic Courses, Malaria-Sniffing Dogs, and Other ID and HIV Reasons to Be Grateful, 2018 Edition
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Paul Sax, M.D., provides a rundown of developments that infectious disease and HIV specialists can be grateful for over the past year.
As rates of sexually transmitted diseases surge, public health officials want physicians to step up screening and treatment of patients.
A dial-in hotline program in New York City has helped qualified patients access post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) at their local pharmacies, raising the possibility that remote screening methods could be an important way to bolster PEP use.
The assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University discusses the challenges, and rewards, of being a gay man involved in HIV research.