WHAT IS BETA?
BETA is your bright and brainy source on new developments in HIV prevention, evolving approaches to HIV treatment, and strategies for living well with the virus. Contributing writers include well-known HIV/AIDS researchers, clinicians, and community advocates—smart folks with a passion for turning science and jargon into something everyone can understand and use.
WHO IS BETA?
See more about our contributors on our Author page.
The first issue of BETA, printed in 1988, began with a one-word headline: “AZT.” Thanks to the tireless work of advocates, researchers, care providers, and community members, treatment options grew and readers’ needs reached beyond the AIDS drug pipeline. (Indeed, recent BETA articles addressed aging with the virus and becoming a positive parent.)
While continuing to cover science-driven developments and community-born interventions, BETA’s mission today is all about health literacy—providing tools to help you ask smarter questions, understand meaningful developments in HIV research, and get the most from your medical care.
In 2013, BETA turned 25. With that milestone, BETA shifted from a print magazine to an online publication. Our goal with this change was to better meet the needs of our full spectrum of readers and harness new ways of sharing information, while simultaneously returning the publication to its roots as a community-based resource for news about HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
Whether you are a longtime reader or are discovering BETA for the first time, we hope you will find our publication a vital resource for your health and well-being.
Emily Newman, MA, Editor
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