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  • The Country Is Reopening—Now What?

    “There is nothing magically ‘safe’ about May 20, and very little difference in epidemiologic risk between May 19 and May 21," says Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. Only a public health approach that is data-driven will dictate a slow and measured reopening.”

    Source: Yale Medicine
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  • Video Abstract from Jaimie Meyer of Yale University

    Authors Jaimie P. Meyer, Javier Cepeda, Faye S. Taxman, and Frederick L. Altice explore the ways in which incarceration affects HIV treatment in their new article “Sex-Related Disparities in Criminal Justice and HIV Treatment Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study of HIV-Infected Inmates”. This project studied inmates' patterns of adherence to antiretroviral therapies (ART) prior to incarceration, during the course of incarceration, and after release. Dr. Jaimie Meyer explains more in a video abstract

    Source: AJPH Talks
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  • Distinct Challenges Affect Women’s HIV Treatment Outcomes After Jail

    Women who are infected with HIV and are transitioning back to communities after serving jail time are less likely than their male counterparts to have a regular HIV care provider, to take and regularly adhere to an HIV medication regimen, and to have suppression of the virus, a NIDA-sponsored study reports.

    Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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  • Opioid use in women is not just 'a fetus problem'

    Opioid abuse among American women has reached epidemic proportions: The Centers for Disease Control this month released a report showing that 28 percent of privately insured women aged 15 to 44 fill prescriptions for opioids like Percocet, Vicodin, and Oxycontin every year.

    Source: Boston Globe
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  • Women’s Health Behind Bars: Not So Black and Orange

    While much public attention has focused on the flagrant human rights violations associated with incarceration in Eastern Europe, or the mass incarceration of black men nationally, there is a quieter but burgeoning epidemic of incarceration among U.S. women.

    Source: Huffington Post
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  • “Safe” Sex with IUDs Is Not Safe Enough

    An innovative study on birth control, published in the New England Journal of Medicine Oct. 2, was reported with such headlines as, “Free, long-acting contraceptives may greatly reduce teen pregnancy rate.”

    Source: Ms. Magazine
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