Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

Can HIV Meds Be Causing My Breast Enlargement?

If certain HIV medications can cause gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), could they do the same in women? Dr. Joel Gallant responds.

By Mathew Rodriguez

An HIV Doctor Discusses When Switching HIV Meds Is a Good Idea or a Bad Idea

There are many different reasons to want to switch regimens. But which are worth it? Joel Gallant, M.D., responds to two patients considering changes.

By Mathew Rodriguez

On Uplifting Voices, Social Justice and Listening to HIV Criminalization Accusers

"That word, justice, is hard to pin down. Any definition of justice that applies in our criminal justice system may be too paltry to encapsulate true justice for all those involved in this case," writes Mathew Rodriguez in this op-ed on the Michael J...

By Mathew Rodriguez

God's Love We Deliver Celebrates 30 Years of Food as Medicine for New York's Neediest

God's Love We Deliver, a New York City institution that serves those living with HIV and/or other chronic illnesses, is celebrating 30 years. Karen Pearl, CEO and president, shares her thoughts on this occasion.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Who's Who on Your HIV Care Team?

Each of the people in a care clinic or a care provider’s office has a unique set of responsibilities. Getting to know each person and all of the roles of your treatment team will help you get the best care possible.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Sell PrEP for HIV Prevention by Claiming Religious Freedom?

Several states have approved "religious freedom" legislation. Could pharmacists refuse to fill a prescription for Truvada for PrEP if they say they have a religious belief against certain sexual behaviors? The answer, as you may guess, is not simple....

By Mathew Rodriguez

Medical Office That Kicked Out Patient With HIV Settles Discrimination Suit

The settlement requires Stephen G. Diamantoni, M.D., & Associates Family Practice to compensate the family and develop an anti-discrimination policy. All staff members must undergo training on HIV transmission and universal precautions.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Some Notes From an HIV Doctor on Life Expectancy After an HIV Diagnosis

HIV doctor Joel Gallant responds to a patient question about life expectancy after diagnosis and squashes  some misconceptions.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Trans 100 List Highlights HIV/AIDS Leaders

The Trans 100 celebrates excellence in the transgender community, and this year's list includes many people who are working to correct HIV disparities in the community.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Fired AIDS Healthcare Foundation Staff Files Suit, Claiming Illegal Kickbacks

Three former AIDS Healthcare Foundation employees have filed a suit claiming that the organization's business model includes illegal kickbacks. AHF denies these claims.

By Mathew Rodriguez