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Practicing Cultural Humility to Transform Health Care

Moving beyond culture competency to cultural humility acknowledges patients’ authority over their own lived experience

Health care delivery often involves a one-size-fits-all approach. As clinicians, we treat a patient with a particular diagnosis similar to the last patient we saw with the same diagn...

Jennifer
McGee-Avila

Darunavir/Cobicistat/FTC/TAF Single-Pill Combination in Treatment-Experienced Patients: EMERALD Study

The EMERALD Study is a Phase III, open-label, noninferiority study in which 1,141 patients with stable HIV suppression on a regimen comprising a boosted protease inhibitor plus TDF/FTC were randomized (2:1) to either switch to an investigational single-tablet regimen containing darunavir 800 mg/cobi...

Rifampin Drug-Drug Interactions with Newer Antiretrovirals (TAF, Bictegravir, Dolutegravir)

Treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected persons remains challenging, in part because of drug interactions between rifampin and some ARVs that may compromise antiretroviral therapy (ART). Three studies presented at CROI provide clinicians with additional guidance on how to manage certain inter...

Short Bites: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Update

HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancers are more difficult to detect than tobacco-related cancers because the symptoms are not always obvious to an individual, and health professionals may lack the education and background to diagnose HPV-related lesions. Although there are many adjunctive oral cancer sc...

Short Bites: What Is a Dental Emergency?

What is a dental emergency?

I often get this question from non-dental personnel including case managers, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. The following is a short list of questions you can ask patients to guide dental referrals for emergency care:

  • Are you in severe pain? Severe...

Short Bites: Xerostomia in Patients with HIV

It is estimated that 1.1 million people in the United States are infected with HIV. Of those, 1 in 7 do not know they are infected.[1] The number of new HIV diagnoses fell 19% from 2005 to 2014.[1] Because HIV testing rates have remained stable or increased in recent years, this decrease in diagnose...