Heather Boerner is a healthcare and science journalist based in Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Atlantic. Her book, Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science’s Surprising Victory Over HIV came out in 2014.
Heather’s Recent Stories
Health Apr 24Why a promising new approach to HIV prevention could lose funding
NIH officials have announced that after 2020, they don’t plan to fund topical HIV prevention products like douches or gels, unless they can protect the whole body, or unless early studies have shown they can substantially reduce HIV risk.
Health Aug 19Uncovering the female body’s secret protection against HIV
New research highlights the vagina as a powerful HIV prevention tool.
Health Jul 18How vaginal bacteria could be stoking HIV cases and blocking prevention
At the International AIDS Conference in Durban today, researchers at the Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) will unveil startling new evidence of a bacterial culprit that could be responsible for as many as two…