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

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.

Can't HIV Serodiscordant Couples Now Just Have Children the Regular Way? Img

Can't HIV Serodiscordant Couples Now Just Have Children the Regular Way?

Paul Sax, M.D. asks, "Does one really need to put couples through the expensive and time-consuming process [of 'sperm washing'] when the risk of transmission is unmeasurably tiny, if not zero, if the man is on suppressive ART and the woman is taking ...

In the Face of Complex HIV Vaccine Research, the Ground Is Ripe for Renewed Advocacy and Activism Img

In the Face of Complex HIV Vaccine Research, the Ground Is Ripe for Renewed Advocacy and Activism

"Good participatory practice and community voices are needed now more than ever in the HIV vaccine research arena," Daisy Ouya and Morenike Upkong write.

Expert: Long-Awaited CDC HIV Report on Conception Options for Serodiscordant Couples Is Disappointing and Confusing Img

Expert: Long-Awaited CDC HIV Report on Conception Options for Serodiscordant Couples Is Disappointing and Confusing

We're in the middle of a revolution in our efforts to fight HIV. However, you wouldn't know it from a new U.S. health department agency report that advises providers about conception when one partner is living with HIV.

NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - 2017 Img

NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - 2017

In honor of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, see what progress the NIH has been making toward developing an HIV vaccine.

Celebrating the Invaluable Knowledge and Expertise of ID Specialist Pharm.D.'s Img

Celebrating the Invaluable Knowledge and Expertise of ID Specialist Pharm.D.'s

"Since expression of gratitude makes you happier ... and whining does the reverse, I've decided to turn what was going to be a typical rant about dealing with insurance companies into an expression of thanks to a remarkable group of professionals."...

Getting Real on Smoking and HIV Prevention Img

Getting Real on Smoking and HIV Prevention

Lilianna Angel Reyes writes about what works and doesn't work for helping people to quit smoking, while drawing lessons from the HIV prevention world.

Thai HIV Advocates Drop the PrEP Ball Img

Thai HIV Advocates Drop the PrEP Ball

A long-time advocate for community engagement in HIV research in Thailand argues in favor of PrEP in Thailand.

Governmental Bodies Must Become More Flexible in Promoting HIV Prevention Img

Governmental Bodies Must Become More Flexible in Promoting HIV Prevention

"The line between government interests and community interests is completely fuzzy in the HIV universe," says Demetre Daskalakis, M.D., M.P.H.

Communities Affected by HIV Must Have a Voice in Clinical Research Img

Communities Affected by HIV Must Have a Voice in Clinical Research

"Look for women mentors and make use of the spaces we have created for you," says Morenike Ukpong-Folayan.