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One on One With Sharon Lewin

The noted HIV researcher reflects on recent advances, the search for a cure, and the long road ahead.

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware

Lab Chat: An Interview With Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi

Sanjabi talks about her early interest in science, her innovative research toward an HIV cure, and the importance of mentoring early career investigators.

By amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Price's 'Quarantine' Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

"The stigma, fear and ignorance associated with HIV are still very strong; those of us who do this work on a daily basis might forget this sad fact," Paul Sax, M.D., writes.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

Falling Behind: More Focus Needed on Retaining People in HIV Care

"Nationally, we've seen only modest progress in retaining people in HIV care. The amount of improvement hasn't been enough."

By Richard Wolitski, Ph.D. and Selena Gonzales, M.P.H. for HIV.gov

Free Your (and Carl's) Mind: An Open Letter to Anthony Fauci About HIV Prevention Research Priorities

Leading microbicide advocate Jim Pickett calls for the head of NIAID to persuade Division of AIDS chief Carl Diffenbach to "consider microbicides with the same passion and intensity and commitment he has for vaccines and long-acting formulations."...

By Jim Pickett

Let's Advance the Conversation Among Black Women on HIV and PrEP

With black women at far greater risk for HIV than women of any other race or ethnicity, health organizations should think more creatively about how to bring them HIV and PrEP information.

By Candace Y.A. Montague

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life

"As health care professionals, we can help long-term survivors embrace a life they never expected to live with a conscious awareness and acknowledgment of their life experience," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Declining Funding and Shrinking Donor Base Imperils Continued Success of HIV Prevention

A new report documents 2016 funding and highlights a continuing trend of flat or declining funding and its potential impact on further innovation in HIV prevention research and development.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

PrEP and Pleasure: We Need More Holistic Sexual Health Conversations

It's time that patients, providers, pharmaceutical companies and the public health community have honest and difficult conversations about condoms, PrEP and bodily pleasure.

By Preston Mitchum

Should You Answer Medical Questions From Clinicians You Don't Know About Patients You've Never Seen?

"There are a few reasons not to answer questions from clinicians you've never met about patients you haven't seen," writes Paul Sax, M.D.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch