HIV/AIDS

Four Things an HIV Policy Survey Reveals About 2020 Candidates’ Harm Reduction Positions

Six Democratic presidential candidates—Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke,Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—have answered a recent survey about…

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The Quest to Pass Medical Cannabis in “Prohibition Island” Idaho

"Idaho is what we call a prohibition island,” said Russ Belville. The state borders three others⁠—Oregon, Washington and Nevada—where cannabis…

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PrEP Education Campaigns Leave People Who Inject Drugs Behind

On July 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that found an "encouraging" increase in recent…

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A Conversation with Michael Johnson, Criminalized by Missouri’s HIV Law

Last week, Michael Johnson, a young black gay man, was released earlier than expected from Boonville Correctional Center in Missouri.…

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After Michael Johnson’s Release, What Next for Missouri HIV Criminalization?

On July 9, Michael Johnson, a Black gay man from Missouri, made headlines when he was released early after entering…

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What Happens When a Syringe Exchange Is Shut Down

HIV infections are surging in Cabell County, West Virginia. On April 4, 2019, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health…

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Gilead Relinquishes Its PrEP Patent—But Did It Mislead Investors?

On May 8, pharmaceutical company Gilead quietly announced that it will relinquish its exclusive patent on Truvada for HIV pre-exposure…

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New Study: Syringe Service Providers Could Have Prevented the Scott County HIV Outbreak

In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs in Scott County, Indiana 4 years…

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Sharing “Cookers” Heightens HIV Transmission Risk—But There’s An Easy Way To Fix That

Sharing injection drug preparation equipment, like "cookers," increases people's risks of transmitting HIV, according to a study released online in…

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Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up by Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful…

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