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 2021

Telemedicine and Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way HIV care providers practice medicine and clinical care. What elements of telehealth will remain after the pandemic is over? This issue will explore best practices that emerged from COVID-19 and how we can better prepare for the future.

Feb. 1, 2021 Feb. 8, 2021

June 2021

State of the HIV Union

With a new Administration in place, this issue will look at the state of HIV both in this country and around the world.  We will provide an update on the domestic Ending the HIV Epidemic plan and will highlight Academy members across the globe and compare strategies for combating HIV.

Apr. 23, 2021 Apr. 30, 2021

September 2021

HIV in the Latinx Community

COVID-19 provided a spotlight on the health disparities that exist within our country.  Notably, the Latinx community faces unique challenges in preventing and treating HIV. The issue will explore those challenges and offer solutions for moving forward.

July 30, 2021 Aug. 6, 2021

December 2021

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.

Oct. 28, 2021 Nov. 18, 2021










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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.
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