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CHAIR/BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Appelbaum
MD, FACP, AAHIVS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amber McCracken

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Together While Apart

The Opportunities and Challenges of Telehealth in HIV Care
BY JOSEPH S. CERVIA, MD, MBA, FACP, FAAP, FIDSA, AAHIVS

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On the Line

Telehealth Services are a Vital Tool for Ending the HIV Epidemic

COPY EDITOR

Christy J. Adams, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY GROUP
CHAIR

Jeffrey T. Kirchner,
DO, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Medical Director
Penn Medicine/LGHP Comprehensive Care
Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA

Joseph S. Cervia,
MD, MBA, FACP, FAAP, FIDSA, AAHIVS
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics,
Donald and Barbara Zucker
School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Senior Medical Director,
HealthCare Partners, IPA & MSO
Garden City, NY

D. Trew Deckard, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS
Steven M. Pounders, MD, PA
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Theresa Mack,

MD, MPH, FACP, AAHIVS

Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
New York, NY

Milena Murry, PharmD, AAHIVP
Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL

Richard C. Prokesch,

MD, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS
Infectious Diseases Associates,
Riverdale, GA

William R. Short, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
UPenn Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

SPECIALIST

FE ATU RES

Bruce J. Packett II
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF HIV MEDICINE

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BY LANDON MYERS, JD

All Good News for Telehealth?

BY JOSEPH C. KVEDAR, MD

Telehealth Tales from a University-Based Ryan White Clinic
BY NUPUR GUPTA, DO, MPH, AND DEBORAH MCMAHON, MD

Telemedicine in the Deep South

Overcoming the Challenges of COVID-19

BY LAURIE DILL, MD, AAHIVS, CORDELIA STEARNS, MD, AAHIVS AND
ELANA PARKER MERRIWEATHER, EDS, NCC, BC-TMH

Virtual PrEP

How to Scale PrEP for Adolescents and Young Adults

BY: CARRIE CHAN, CPNP, GEOFFREY HART-COOPER, MD AND MEGEN VO, MD

Behavioral Health

Using Virtual Platforms to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being Among HIV
Healthcare Workers and their Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BY KAREN MCKINNON, MA, FRANCINE COURNOS, MD, DARIA BOCCHER-LATTIMORE, DRPH, CODY
LENTZ, BS, AND MARI MILLERY, PHD

Why and How We Can Do Better

Managing Addiction in a Pandemic

BYWILLIAM E. COOKE, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, AAHIVS

DEPA RTMENTS

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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
BY BRUCE J. PACKETT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AAHIVM

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IN THE NEWS
ViiV Healthcare Submits Supplemental
New Drug Application to US FDA for
Expanded Use of Cabenuva (cabotegravir,
rilpivirine) as an HIV Treatment for Use
Every 2-Months; Biden Administration
Moves to Roll Back Medicaid State Work
Requirements; Dr. Jeffrey Kwong Named
Co-Medical Director of National HIV &
Aging Initiative; USPSTF Members
Release Statement on Addressing Systemic
Racism; HIV Research Yields Potential
Drug Target; Study Examines Attitudes
Toward Long-Acting Injectable HIV
Therapy Among Women with a History of
Injection; The Immune System Mounts a
Lasting Defense

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AT THE FOREFRONT
Q&A with Dr. Michael Stefanowicz

48 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Lydia Aoun Barakat, MD, AAHIVS, New
Haven, Connecticut
BY AARON AUSTIN

50 ON THE FRONTLINES
The Power of Advocacy

BY: GARY F. SPINNER, PA, MPH, AAHIVS

52 CLINICAL RESEARCH UPDATE
BY JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER, DO, FAAFP, AAHIVS AND
CAROLYN CHU, MD, MSC, AAHIVS

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