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April 5, 2018

The Diamondback looks at a new HIV treatment protocol that has been discovered by UMD researchers, and talks to two SPH researchers about how the disease affects vulnerable populations.

“People who are most at risk for HIV have the hardest time getting help for it," says Gretchen De Silva, assistant clinical professor for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

The article also quotes Dr. Bradley Boekeloo, director of the UMD Prevention Research Center: ”I worry about college students who have multiple partners or partners they don't know well, such as in hook-ups, and not using condoms every time they have vaginal or anal intercourse.”

Both agree that treatment available today is much more effective than it has been in the past.

"It's a very intimate disease that affects very intimate parts of your life, and that makes it a hard diagnosis to handle," Dr. De Silva says.

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