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Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 7, 2020

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 6, 2020

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, are getting treatment.

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

By Ignatius Ssuuna | Jul 6, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.

Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding

Jun 30, 2020

The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world.

Lives Lost: South African HIV and Apartheid Activist

By Mogomotsi Magome | Jun 19, 2020

Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption.

AP Fact Check: Trump on an AIDS Vaccine that Doesn't Exist

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Jun 17, 2020

Seizing on a medical milestone that doesn't exist, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks the same scientific expertise that produced a vaccine for AIDS can deliver one soon for COVID-19, too. There is no vaccine for AIDS.

A Long-Term Survivor's Hope: End the HIV Epidemic

Jun 5, 2020

A long-time HIV survivor emphasizes the steps the federal government needs to take in order to end the HIV epidemic.

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

By Mark Kennedy | May 28, 2020

Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer's demands.

Activists, Celebs and More Pay Tribute to Larry Kramer on Social Media

May 28, 2020

After it was announced that AIDS and LGBTQ activist Larry Kramer died Wednesday at 84, tributes from fellow activists, celebrities and others soon came pouring in on social media.

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Prevention Drug Proven Effective in Trial

May 21, 2020

Injected once every eight weeks, recent studies reveal that the drug cabotegravir safely and effectively prevents HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men.

How MISTR Makes PrEP Access Easy and Affordable

Apr 29, 2020

Telemedicine platform MISTR offers discrete and convenient online access to PrEP, the once-daily pill regimen that helps prevents HIV — one less thing to worry about during these stressful times.

Coronavirus Could Erode Global Fight Against HIV and Other Diseases

By Aniruddha Ghosal and Victoria Milko | Apr 16, 2020

As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and cholera that kill millions every year.

National Youth HIV and Awareness Day: What You Need to Know

Apr 10, 2020

Today marks National Youth HIV and Awareness Day. It serves as an essential reminder to millennial and Gen Z youth to understand the importance of practicing safe sex and getting tested.

HIV and COVID-19: 8 Questions Answered

Mar 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issues these COVID-19 guidelines for those living with HIV.

Coronavirus: 3 Lessons From the AIDS Crisis

Mar 17, 2020

The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.

Coronavirus — Its Impact on HIV and the LGBTQ Community

Coronavirus — Its Impact on HIV and the LGBTQ Community

By Merryn Johns | Mar 17, 2020

The WHO has declared a global pandemic as coronavirus (COVID-19), which has killed 7,500 people globally & infected over 185,000, rapidly spreads. The LGBTQ community & those living with HIV are quickly mobilizing to understand & respond.

Coronavirus Raises Concerns for People with HIV

Mar 15, 2020

With much still to be learned about the new coronavirus, experts are offering recommendations for people at higher risk for severe complications and making provisions for vulnerable populations.

Georgia Moves Closer to Major Overhaul of HIV Criminal Law

By Sudhin Thanawala | Mar 13, 2020

The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would dramatically overhaul a state law that makes it a crime for people who know they have HIV to have sex without first disclosing the infection.

Second Man Cured of HIV Confirmed

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 9, 2020

A second man has been verified as cured of HIV following a rare combination of factors around a bone marrow transplant - and he's chosen to go public as an "ambassador of hope."

Washington Legislature Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure

By Rachel La Corte | Mar 4, 2020

The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a bill that reduces the crime of intentionally exposing a sexual partner to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

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