The New York Times Magazine Just Published a Fascinating Article about HIV

We’ve provided links to recommended reading before on our blog, and with that in mind those of us here at Williams and Associates wanted to point everyone in the direction of a very interesting and alarming article from The New York Times Magazine discussing, “America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic.” The piece discusses how America’s Black men… Continue reading The New York Times Magazine Just Published a Fascinating Article about HIV

The UK Provides Further Evidence of PrEP’s Effectiveness, But Faces an Obstacle

PrEP has previously been discussed on the blog, with its successes at reducing the risk of HIV well-recorded. Now, there is strong evidence of PrEP dramatically helping reduce the rate of HIV-transmission in the United Kingdom. In the city of London alone a 40% drop in HIV transmission rates has been observed over a single… Continue reading The UK Provides Further Evidence of PrEP’s Effectiveness, But Faces an Obstacle

HIV Disclosure–How to Respond When Someone Shares Their Status With You

Often it is emphasized how someone who has HIV needs to disclose their status to someone before they have sex (and in some locations could face legal concerns if they don’t). However, sometimes someone will want to share about their status with friends, family, etc. for a variety of reasons. It could be that someone… Continue reading HIV Disclosure–How to Respond When Someone Shares Their Status With You

Interesting New Facts in the History of HIV Show The Foolishness of Victim-Blaming

For numerous decades it has been thought by many that when HIV first came to America it originated during the 1980’s in and around San Francisco before spreading throughout the Nation. Often a French-Canadian man named Gaetan ¬†Dugas has been assigned blamed as the, “Patient Zero,” who transmitted¬†HIV through his being a flight attendant and… Continue reading Interesting New Facts in the History of HIV Show The Foolishness of Victim-Blaming

The Desire for an HIV Cure Can Inspire Irresponsible Reporting

We all want a cure for HIV and when one is hopefully discovered in the near future that will be cause for much celebration. That said, it seems like quite often the desire for there to be a cure results in the media discussing early study results incorrectly and irresponsibly. This has happened most recently… Continue reading The Desire for an HIV Cure Can Inspire Irresponsible Reporting