In This Issue

This week, we share the results of research performed in New York and Washington, D.C., to find out whether offering financial assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS could help incentivize them to enter care and take their meds so they can suppress their viral load.

Our friends at Kaiser Health News report on a study that supports what many of us already know—that Black and Hispanic people receive a disproportionate amount of low-value and ineffective forms of care when compared to their White peers.

Our friends at share a piece written by Corinna Dan, the Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, about how to address barriers to care for people living with HIV and AIDS who also have hepatitis C.

Sex reassignment surgeries are on the rise as more insurance companies cover the surgery and the discussion and acceptance of transgender people grows. Finally, as people living with HIV and AIDS live longer, we are more likely to experience the same chronic diseases as health challenges as others do as they age. This week we talk about older Black Americans' risk of developing colon cancer in between colonoscopies.

Finally, be on the lookout for next week's all-PrEP issue of the Black AIDS Weekly, when we will report on the state of pre-exposure prophylaxis in 5 Southern health departments.

Yours in the struggle,