Heather Boerner

Heather Boerner

Journalist and Author

Heather Boerner is an award-winning journalist who specializes in storytelling on healthcare issues. She's most interested in how people choose between equally important needs.

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This Device Could Stop HIV's Spread. Will It Get Funded? - The Daily Beast

“I thought for that moment that I was happy, and the reason I was happy was: what if instead of 61 percent, it could have been 85 percent if used correctly?” Zikhaili wondered. “Maybe it could be a totally different story [than 27 percent]. Maybe the results would be something we didn’t expect.”

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The HIV Drug Half a Million Women Need - The Daily Beast

“When you live in a country where three gay men an hour get infected with HIV, this epidemic is not stopping, not slowing down—and he called us all cowards,” Krellenstein said. “I was fucking furious. I was… I was beyond angry. I’m still kind of amazed I sat down and had dinner with him.”

But he did, and Kramer did. And the fighting words dissolved. Kramer was on board.

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Transgender? A Doctor Won't See You Now

Trans patients face do-or-die situations when trying to find transition care. But the medical community is not ready for them.

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The Daily Beast

This Story Made an Insurance Company Cover AIDS Drugs - The ...

If Shore were to become infected with HIV, Assurant would cover it, no problem (Truvada is also used to treat people who have HIV, in combination with other drugs). But as for prevention? He was out of luck.

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Even After Obamacare, It's Still Way Too Hard to Get HIV Meds - The ...

Even After Obamacare, It's Still Way Too Hard to Ge...

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Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue - The Daily Beast

Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue ...

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Dissed By Her Doctor for Wanting HIV Protection - The Daily Beast

Dissed By Her Doctor for Wanting HIV Protection - T...