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Author Archives: Emily Land

A reality check (and resources!) on all things anal cancer

A reality check (and resources!) on all things anal cancer

, by Emily Land

Before you jump to the conclusion that a bump on your butt is anal cancer, get a reality check from Joel Palefsky, MD, and J. Michael Berry-Lawhorn, MD, who are both anal dysplasia specialists. Read More

“Undetectable”: Your Burning Questions Answered

“Undetectable”: Your Burning Questions Answered

, by Emily Land

Get an HIV doctor’s answers to your burning questions about undetectable viral load—and what it means for your health and your sex life. Read More

A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

, by Emily Land

A small pilot study found that meth use may increase inflammatory activity in the rectal mucosa of both HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. Read More

One man’s experience with gene therapy

One man’s experience with gene therapy

, by Emily Land

Andrew Caldwell explains why he decided to participate in an “intimidating” HIV cure study, and how his life changed as a result.
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We asked clinicians: Would you prescribe doxycycline to someone for STI prevention?

We asked clinicians: Would you prescribe doxycycline to someone for STI prevention?

, by Emily Land

Overall, clinicians recognize the potential benefits of STI prophylaxis, but there’s still uncertainty over whether the protection offered is enough to justify risk of drug resistance, pill fatigue, and other concerns. Read More