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Are Patients Responsible for Initiating Conversations About PrEP?
After analyzing electronic medical records from 161 patients across 90 VHA sites, investigators determined that patients initiated 94% of conversations about PrEP.
The Hidden Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis
A new commentary outlines the drivers of Hispanic/Latino HIV health disparity, pointing out specific populations which would be key targets for improving HIV prevention and treatment.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing Remains Suboptimal Among MSM with HIV
A study on chlamydia and gonorrhea shows testing rates have steadily gone up, but only half of MSM had been tested during 2016-2017 with less than one-third of tests being 3-site.
Emphasizing Inclusion of Black Women in Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic
Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, RN, emphasizes including of black women in efforts to end the HIV epidemic and discusses an app she is developing to help women access information about sexual health.
How Fear Inhibits HIV Testing and Treatment in African Men
Many African men have a deeply rooted aversion to learning their HIV status. A new study sheds light on their fears and how we can counter them.
Developing Trauma-Informed-Care for People Living With HIV
A poster presented at ANAC2019 detailed a trauma-informed care education program for nurses providing inpatient care to people living with HIV which received a positive reception from nursing professionals.
Improving Care for Criminalized Populations at Risk for HIV in Botswana
Several key populations with heightened risk for HIV face criminalization in Botswana. The Botswana Family Welfare Association targeted efforts to improve care for these key populations.
A Nurse-Driven Model to Facilitating Same-Day ART Initiation
Heather Alt, BSN, RN, ACRN, CPH, discusses research on a nurse-led model for same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy for people newly diagnosed with HIV.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?