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Author Archives: Emily Land

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

You told us: HIV stigma still exists

You told us: HIV stigma still exists

, by Emily Land

An executive producer of the TV drama The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story said he personally didn’t think stigma of having HIV still existed. We asked you to weigh in, and you told a very different story. Read More

Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery

Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery

, by Emily Land

Dr. Kenneth Mayer discusses the state of PrEP uptake and delivery in the U.S., with an eye toward reducing barriers for people who may benefit from this method of HIV prevention. Read More

What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

, by Emily Land

Researcher Ron Stall, PhD, presented data from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study at a recent community event. Read More

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

, by Emily Land

Overall, PrEP users feel liberated by the freedom of knowing they are protected from HIV. But, a recent study reveals that some men who take PrEP experience stigma related to their PrEP use and the assumptions it elicits about their sexuality. Read More