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Author Archives: Emily Land

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

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

, by Emily Land

Innovative HCV cure initiatives in San Francisco prioritize high-needs people who may still be actively injecting drugs. Read More

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

, by Emily Land

Research shows higher syringe coverage and safe disposal options provided by syringe access programs reduce improperly discarded injection equipment. Read More

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

, by Emily Land

Syringe access programs combat the spread of infectious diseases among people who use injection drugs, improve participant health, and increase linkage to social services including drug treatment. Read More