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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 ...

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

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.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

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.

By JD Davids

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.

By Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. and Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., for National Institues of Health

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."...

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

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.

By Lilianna Angel Reyes

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.

By Udom Likhitwonnawut for AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth

Women and PrEP: 5 Important Facts

HIV impacts women differently, and women need innovative HIV prevention methods.

By Molly Bannerman, M.S.W., R.S.W. for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange