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Harm reduction is a framework that has shaped public-health interventions and policies since the onset of the AIDS epidemic. It encompasses multiple practices and strategies in diverse clinical settings, guided by the principle of “meeting people where they are.” In the summer of 2019, as a group of students interested in the harm-reduction approach to Read More

Infographic showing numbers of people with HIV who have Karposi Sarcoma vs. general population

EDITORS’ NOTE: The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives. However, that increased life span has led to an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) has led national and international efforts to prevent Read More

Foreground of hand holding bottle labeled COVID-19 vaccine, with young blond woman in background in soft focus

Don’t rush to take the Russian coronavirus vaccine—or the first U.S. vaccine, for that matter. I am an infectious-diseases specialist and a virologist by training. I’m also a very strong advocate of the use of vaccination to prevent bacterial and viral infection. Since 1796, when the first cowpox vaccine was introduced to protect against smallpox, no medical Read More

People wearing masks to prevent COVID spread casting votes

At this moment, parents of school-age children are a focal point of the struggle in the United States against COVID-19. Debates over whether to open schools have now evolved into questions of how schools will function, technology challenges, income disparities, and what the health risks are for students, teachers, staff, and families. The entire situation Read More

Liise-Anne Pirofski, M.D., talks to Theresa Madaline, M.D.

In early March, the surge in COVID-19 cases made the Bronx the epicenter of the global pandemic. The critical months that followed would shape not only the delivery of healthcare in New York, but around the country and world. Montefiore and Einstein physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals were central to that effort. Now, as Read More

Illustration of people standing on opposite sides of see saw supported by a larger man supporting one end

Headlines are pouring in, warning us of the impending spikes in coronavirus cases throughout the country and the rise of eerily disturbing cases of children with a mysterious viral rash. All of these alerts appear against the backdrop of the loudest national outcry for justice and equality since the civil rights movement of the 1960s Read More