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

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."...

Black AIDS Institute board at USCA 2017

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.