DC Engage Local Resource Guide
This resource guide lists organizations in Washington, DC that offer assistance in areas including housing, harm reduction, safer sex and STI testing, food, clothing, legal, health care, and social support.
Fear and Hunger at AIDS 2022
At the first gathering of policymakers, activists, and clinicians since COVID-19, a precarious horizon of challenges, food insecurity, and famine, takes center stage.
The intersection of COVID-19, HIV, TB, and malaria; international conflicts fueled by proxy fights leveling cities; as well as domestic political chasms continue to over-burden the world’s emergency response resources.
Addressing Health Disparities in HIV: Introduction to the Special Issue, JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: December 15, 2021
This article is about how racial and ethnic minorities specifically in California are impacted by HIV/AIDS. It discusses how they tailored their programs to target low-income populations. This particular study was done to prevent further HIV infections in at-risk populations.
The Importance of Synchronicity for Remedying Health Inequities
The past two years were filled with an unimaginable amount of chaos, stress, and uncertainty for the future. The COVID-19 pandemic alone turned the world upside down; this, coupled with the ongoing and widespread stigmatization of marginalized groups, created much disjointment throughout the world and within various communities. The need for powerful entities working for […]
E-health: Patterns of use and perceived benefits and barriers among people living with HIV and their physicians, Part 3
More than half of PLHIV were ready for telemedicine. PLHIV and physicians endorsed the advantage of e-health in terms of better coordination across health professionals but mistrust the data collection factor, which warrants either clarification or stronger legal protections.
E-health: Patterns of use and perceived benefits and barriers among people living with HIV and their physicians, Part 2
mHealth apps and smart devices have failed to garner adoption by PLHIV. There is a case for good-quality health data sharing and exchange if PLHIV are provided with appropriately secure tools and physicians are backed up by adapted legislation.
E-health: Patterns of use and perceived benefits and barriers among people living with HIV and their physicians, Part 1
More than half of PLWH surveyed had already searched for health information on the Internet, and one in two had changed their behavior based on the online search. PLWH did not see the Internet as an alternative to physicians but they wanted their physicians to guide them on how to find quality health information to better self-manage their condition.
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men – 23 Urban Areas, 2017
A lower percentage of black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) than white MSM had discussed PrEP with a health care provider or had used PrEP within the past year. Healthcare provider training regarding cultural competencies may be beneficial when interacting with patients who are of these communities to ensure everyone gets equitable healthcare.
Health equity and aging of bisexual older adults: Pathways of risk and resilience
Aging Bisexual adults with HIV are a growing but commonly overlooked population. This population has significantly poorer health outcomes compared to aging lesbian and gay adults. Interventions need to take into account the unique factors that impact the health of Bisexual adults than just focus on their Gay and Lesbian peers in order to improve health equity.