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Reference

Can HIV Meds Interact With COVID-19 Treatment? Here’s What We Know So Far

Whether it’s remdesivir, corticosteroids, convalescent plasma, or monoclonal antibodies, we’ve got the latest expert info on what people living with HIV and their clinicians need to keep in mind.

By Larry Buhl
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Viewpoints

How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

Disabled activists explain how BDSM has helped them heal and grow.

By Emmett Patterson
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Features

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Perfect Storm for People With Substance Use Disorders and Addiction

Between social distancing, depression caused by loss and unemployment, and the shortage of services caused by austerity measures, people struggling with substance use have many challenges and little support.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Amy Coney Barrett
Features

Amy Coney Barrett Is a Threat to the Affordable Care Act—and the Transgender and Disabled People Who Depend on It

A six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court—now including Justice Barrett—could repeal the law in its entirety.

By Emmett Patterson
Atripla
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Atripla for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

It's the oldest single-tablet regimen for HIV. But is it washed up as a viable treatment option? Here's a top expert's take.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Interviews

Why Pelvic Health Matters—and What Trans People Need to Know About It

We spoke with Patrick Wenning, a physical therapist in the Washington, D.C. metro area, who gave a presentation entitled “Pelvic Health for Trans Health” at a recent HIV community conference.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

Study: Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.

By Larry Buhl
COVID-19 mask
Viewpoints

COVID-19, You’re Driving Me Crazy!

People with HIV were already subject to a range of medical, mental health, and psychosocial challenges before the pandemic. The pandemic itself has exacerbated many of these challenges.

By Michael Broder
lonely man
Features

COVID-19, HIV, and Loneliness: Help From Dr. David Fawcett

Reaching out to old friends, helping others, and scheduling weekly social time can make a difference.

By Charles Sanchez
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Reference

Triumeq for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Get an HIV doc's rundown of the most important info to understand about this three-drug, single-tablet regimen.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.