Latest by Sony Salzman

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.

By Sony Salzman

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.

By Sony Salzman

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.

By Sony Salzman

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.

By Sony Salzman

In North Carolina, an HIV Criminalization Reform Bill Passed, but People Who Aren't 'Undetectable' Remain at Risk

North Carolina's unique journey to HIV criminalization reform might serve as a roadmap for other advocates hoping to modernize their own state's laws. But it hasn't been without controversy.

By Sony Salzman

Hepatitis C Exposure Is a Crime in Some States; Is This the New HIV Criminalization?

As the opioid crisis has spiked hepatitis C rates, are police departments now using laws written to criminalize HIV for another public health crisis?

By Sony Salzman

People With HIV Take Note: This Year's Flu Strain Can Be Dangerous, Especially for Elders

This season's flu is considered "moderately severe" and is already "widespread" in 49 states. Making matters worse, the strain of flu circulating this year is considered one of the deadlier, especially for people over 65.

By Sony Salzman

Exploring the Possible Dangers of HIV and Zika Coinfection Among Pregnant Women and Newborn Children

In response to the Zika epidemic, the National Institutes for Health (NIH) has launched a study to shed light on how coinfection with HIV and Zika impact maternal and fetal health.

By Sony Salzman

HIV-Positive Trans Women Worry About Side Effects of Taking Hormone Therapy and HIV Treatment Together

Many trans women worry about the harmful side effects of taking hormone therapy and antiretroviral therapy at the same time, prompting some to stop treatment.

By Sony Salzman

Decline in New HIV Infections in D.C. Points to Effectiveness of Treatment as Prevention

Over the past decade, the District of Columbia has seen more than a 74% decrease in the number of new HIV infections, from 1,333 new cases in 2007 to 347 in 2016. What's behind this decrease?

By Sony Salzman