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Heather Boerner is an award-winning journalist who specializes in storytelling on healthcare issues. She's most interested in how people choose between equally important needs.
Ample information, respectful interactions with clinicians and follow-up could be keys to supporting Black women in the South to use PrEP.
Undetectable viral load improves longevity and prevents transmission of HIV.
Study will test whether providing both together will improve HIV protection for trans women.
What this means for women’s HIV acquisition rates is unclear.
Awareness of the HIV prevention pills don’t match their use.
Immigrants and girls had worse HIV outcomes in this study.
People who started treatment on the same day as their HIV diagnosis achieved an undetectable viral load sooner.
At the start of the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative, safety-net clinics rarely offered PrEP directly.
Black women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but do they receive their fair share of funding?
On the 40th anniversary of the first reported HIV cases, the CDC looks back on how the epidemic has changed.
Access to early HIV care is lengthening the lives of people all over the world.
Right now, it typically takes six years after an HIV drug is approved to obtain data for pregnant people.
While systemic racism isn’t new, a new way of addressing it could help women protect themselves from HIV.
A survey of Black women with HIV found that national policy and cultural beliefs contributed to whether they reported breastfeeding.
Linking HIV and COVID-19 testing meant one Chicago hospital saw an increase, not a decrease, in early HIV diagnosis and treatment starts.
Stroke is the number one killer of Americans—and nearly twice as common in Black Americans—but the effect of viral load hasn’t been clea...
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