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Sony Salzman

Sony Salzman

Sony Salzman is a freelance journalist reporting on health care and medicine, who has won awards in both narrative writing and radio journalism. Follow Salzman on Twitter: @sonysalz.

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No-BS Basics on HIV Prevention

Thanks to decades of extensive scientific research, we now have extremely reliable ways to prevent HIV transmission. Here’s a breakdown of the tools you can use to prevent HIV.

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HIV Transmission and Risk: Separating Fact From Fiction

We dish truth and dispel myths about how HIV infects people, and how the virus is—and isn't—passed from person to person.

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News

Survey Finds Alarming HIV Misinformation Among Young Adults

Despite advances in undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), this survey shows that lack of education drives lack of treatment adherence and HIV stigma.

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Local Health Officials Respond to Spike in HIV Diagnoses in West Virginia County

A West Virginia county is hard-hit by the opioid epidemic, but the community is divided on syringe exchange programs.

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What Does PrEP Cost Outside the United States?

Generic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is available in at least 26 countries, allowing those countries to scale up access and reduce HIV transmissions. Why not here?

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Features

Several HIV Vaccine Research Trials Are in the Works. Here's What You Should Know.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2019 falls on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough.

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Sticker Shock: PrEP Is Not Cost-Effective at Current Price, Health Economists Find

But a survey reveals that about a third of black and Latino gay men would be willing to pay more than $50 per month for a prescription.

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PrEP Pricing Is the Elephant in the Room at the CDC National HIV Prevention Conference

In a debate during a plenary session, Michael Saag, M.D., argued for more activism to make PrEP accessible to people who need it.

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Personal Stories

Denied Service Because of His Status, Nikko Briteramos Wants to End HIV Stigma in Barbershops and Beyond

Nikko Briteramos just wanted a haircut. The rejection was especially acute because it had come from one of the few safe spaces he knew: the black man's barbershop.