Lowering the Age for HIV Prevention

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez, a graduate student in public health at Brown who is writing his thesis on the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis counseling among young gay and bisexual men at risk for HIV, comments on an article on the push to lower the age of those who can take the drug.

(Distributed February 12, 2015)

Transgender inmate's lawsuit questions prison care

In an article about a lawsuit brought against prison officials and doctors by a transgender inmate, Josiah Rich, professor of medicine at Brown University and co-director for the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, comments that doctors who treat prisoners should follow the same standard of care as those who treat people from the general public.

(Distributed January 13, 2015)

Birth control shot could increase HIV risk

A new study finds that the injectable form of hormonal contraception may increase women's risk of becoming infected with HIV. Published alongside the study is a commentary co-authored by Abigail Harrison, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, praising the study for adding "an important element to the longstanding debates" about the link between HIV and injectable contraception.

(Distributed January 12, 2015)
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