With a circulation of more than 12,000, HIV Specialist goes directly to frontline HIV care providers, pharmacists, policymakers, industry leaders, medical students, educators, and researchers.


HIV Specialist

HIV Specialist is a quarterly practice management magazine that addresses the unique issues facing frontline HIV care providers in the United States.

The publisher of HIV Specialist, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ie the nation’s leading independent organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in HIV care and prevention. The AAHIVM membership of practitioners and credentialed providers manage the health of the majority of people with and at risk for HIV in the United States.

The magazine’s editorial focus provides readers with credible and useful information to help them care for HIV patients across the nation. Each issue covers a specific theme that is top-of-mind for HIV providers in the many settings they serve, with helpful and actionable information for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and HIV pharmacists alike. 

Issues include topical columns, On the Frontlines, At the Forefront, In the Literature, In the News, and Best Practices—all written by and about HIV providers and researchers. Included in our practice management approach are reports on the latest research, often authored by the researchers who have done the studies on which we are reporting.

In addition, editorial content is recommended and reviewed by members of our Editorial Advisory Group, composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and HIV pharmacists.

Audience Profile

HIV Specialist reaches all AAHIVM Members and credentialed HIV Specialists™, HIV Experts™, and HIV Pharmacists™ on a quarterly basis. With a circulation of more than 12,000, HIV Specialist goes directly to health care providers, pharmacists, policymakers, industry leaders, medical students, educators, and researchers. The magazine is also distributed to the HIV advocacy community, health departments, and medical schools across the country.

Readership is composed of several provider types: physicians specializing in infectious disease, internal medicine, and family practice, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists. 

In addition to prescribing medications and providing quality care to those living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, these health care professionals are also responsible for recommending, specifying, approving, and purchasing products and services for their facilities.




Editorial Calendar

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March 2020

Cost of Care

Research and development has provided a variety of new HIV treatment and prevention drugs; but is cost a barrier to accessing the latest pharmacological advances? This issue will look at the real cost of keeping a patient virally suppressed or HIV-negative, which goes far beyond just the medications.

Feb. 14, 2020 Feb. 21, 2020

June 2020

Missed Opportunities

Every day, there are missed opportunities to test for HIV or HCV, prescribe PrEP to an at-risk patient, or help a person living with HIV access care. This issue will explore ways to close the gap on opportunities that fall through the cracks.

May 15, 2020 May 22, 2020

September 2020

HIV and the Latinx Community

Recent HIV trends among the Latino and Hispanic populations in the US reveal a largely unrecognized HIV crisis in this population. Annual diagnosis of new HIV infections is going up. This issue will look at the clinical and cultural barriers that exist within the Latinx community. This issue will be published in time for distribution at the US Conference on AIDS taking place in Puerto Rico in 2020.

Aug. 14, 2020 Aug. 21, 2020

December 2020

Care at Home

With more and more HIV patients growing older, there will be a greater need for care giving at home. Many older HIV patients are gay men, having never married or had children. Where will their in-home support come from? This is especially worrisome when you consider that most were unable to obtain long-term care insurance due to their HIV.

Nov. 13, 2020 Nov. 18, 2020










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  • high-resolution PDF/X-1a file is required for all ads.
  • Colors must be CMYK. No ICC profiles, RGB, or Pantone colors.
  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
  • Vital copy and images must be at least 1/8" away from trim. Spread ads must have at least 3/8" total gutter.
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  • PLEASE NOTE: Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected.
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