In the previous article, I introduced the microbiome. To review, recall that our bodies are essentially a reservoir of billions, even ... Read More
Another HIV Cure?
The 23rd International AIDS Conference, originally scheduled for San Francisco/Oakland in late July was held virtually in early July 2020 ... Read More
New HIV Drugs In The Pipeline!
This is the third article in a series of updates on research coming out of the prestigious Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic ... Read More
An End To The US HIV Epidemic? For Real?
Several months ago, the President delivered the “State of the Union Address”. To be clear, I had low expectations, really low! I think I may ... Read More
What Are The Medication-Based Treatment Options For Opioid Addiction
Yesterday morning, I was seeing patients with a colleague of mine, a physician and medical director of a large clinic providing medical care ... Read More
Intravenous Drug Use of Opioids and HIV transmission: Opioids 101
Opioids are natural and synthetic derivatives of opium, a compound produced by the poppy plant. Opium and its derivatives have been used for ... Read More
We Asked 10 College Women About Their HIV status…
Women and girls deserve the knowledge and power they need to live their best lives—and we’re not going back and forth with you on this one. ... Read More
Why Are Blacks Suffering Disproportionately From AIDS?
The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been afflicting our country for more than three decades and is a disease that severely affects marginalized ... Read More
Gay Dating App Grindr Now Offers HIV Test Reminders
Grindr is hands down the world’s largest social dating app for Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer individuals. The purpose is to chat and make friends ... Read More
Human Clinical Trials Are Up Next for Experimental HIV Vaccine
Black people account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS ... Read More
A Crash is Inevitable: The HIV epidemic and Drug Addiction
In the previous article, I tried to shed some light on this current “Opioid Epidemic”, the social and political complexities and it’s ... Read More
I want the protection from PrEP but I hate taking pills!! (part 3 of 3)
In the two previous articles, we introduced PrEP as a strategy to protect individuals from getting infected with HIV. Pre-exposure ... Read More