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Dr Perry N. Halkitis: To Eradicate HIV, We Must Deal With Structural Inequities

July 14, 2021

By 2020, UNAIDS had hoped to meet the 90-90-90 goal it originally set in 2014: to have 90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% be on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 90% have achieved viral suppression. The world fell short of meeting that goal, with just 81% knowing their positive status, two-thirds on ART, and 59% being virally suppressed.

Understanding the Intersection Between COVID-19, Firearm Ownership, and Suicide

June 22, 2021

Michael D. Anestis, PhD, executive director of the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center and associate professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, discusses his research on firearm ownership and suicide, in addition to steps needed to help decrease rates of gun-inflicted suicide and gun violence in general.

Contributor: A Renewed Call to Arms to Defeat HIV/AIDS on Its 40th Anniversary

June 02, 2021

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the CDC’s first report on what would become known as HIV/AIDS, Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, sends out an urgent call to continue this fight and rededicate resources to finding a cure.

Dr Perry N. Halkitis: Injectable HIV Treatments Could Be a Game Changer

May 21, 2021

Injectable versions of HIV treatments and pre-exposure prophylaxis will be a game changer in terms of convenience over daily pills, noted Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies.

The Search for an HIV Vaccine Continues

May 18, 2021

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. Here we explore just a few of the many reasons why a vaccine that is effective at preventing the acquisition of HIV and at reducing the viral load in those currently living with HIV remains an elusive goal.

Dr Perry N. Halkitis on Eliminating the Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

April 25, 2021

There is no reason for the ban on gay men donating blood to exist, emphasized Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies.

Dr Perry N. Halkitis Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Persons Living With HIV

April 14, 2021

For some living with HIV, old wounds have reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic, explained Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies.

Dr Perry N. Halkitis: Health Care Disparities Grow From Structural Inequities

April 07, 2021

To effect change, we must address health care disparities beyond the individual level, says Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies.