A man in Sydney has contracted HIV despite taking PrEP anti-retroviral drugs. Advocates hope the case does not discourage potential patients from taking the medication.
Medicine March 23, 2019
Eight in 10 new HIV infections were transmitted by people who do not receive the care they need to suppress the virus. The CDC launched an initiative to reduce new infections and keep those who are infected in treatment.
Public Health March 21, 2019
A new treatment for HIV promises to eliminate the need for daily pills to suppress the virus that causes AIDS. If approved, patients only need to visit a clinic once a month to get the necessary shots.
Medicine March 9, 2019
An HIV patient in London could be the second person to be cured of the AIDS-causing infection. He had hematopoietic stem cell transplant from a donor with a genetic mutation that prevents the expression of an HIV receptor.
Public Health March 6, 2019
President Donald J. Trump has joined the fight against HIV/AIDS. At his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he declared that he will ask for a budget that will go toward eradicating the epidemic in the United States.
Public Health February 6, 2019
The gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration. The decision was made after a report had emerged claiming that juvenile users contracted AIDS-causing HIV after going on dates that were set up through the app.
Public Health January 7, 2019
Christopher Seerden asked a police officer if he wanted to have AIDS before biting him in the leg. Police later confirmed through medical records that indeed the 37-year-old HIV.
Public Health December 2, 2018
Last year, Europe's human immunodeficiency virus cases increased, albeit at a slower pace than the previous years. Health officials urged government officials to take necessary actions to address the issue.
Public Health November 28, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs for patients diagnosed with HIV-1. Delstrigo and Pifeltro will be widely available across the country in the coming months.
Medicine September 3, 2018
An experimental HIV vaccine showed promise of protecting healthy adults from contracting the deadly virus that killed millions of people in the past years. The drug showed it could boost the immune responses against HIV.
Medicine July 7, 2018
A man who contracted HIV and then AIDS, as a result, won an $18.4 million lawsuit. Doctors canceled an HIV test that would've showed he had the disease.
Medicine June 21, 2018
The ex-president of Gambia is being sued for his fake AIDS treatment program that forced people to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs. The country is slowly making significant progress in response to HIV/AIDS.
Medicine June 1, 2018
A man was found guilty of purposely trying to infect men with HIV by sleeping with them without using protection. The 27-year-old was diagnosed with HIV in April 2015 but never sought treatment.
Public Health April 18, 2018
Apple has been collaborating with the (RED) foundation to fight against HIV/ AIDS and it's getting ready for another launch. According to reports, the company is about to launch iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Editions.
Apple April 9, 2018
ABC7 reporter Karl Schmid admitted publicly that he has been HIV positive for the last 10 years. In a Facebook post, Schmid said he held off the announcement because his peers told him that it would ruin his reputation.
Public Health March 26, 2018
Robert Redfield, a longtime AIDS researcher, has been appointed as the new chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His appointment is clouded by controversies in effect of the HIV treatment scandal in the 1990s.
Public Health March 22, 2018
After a state agency illegally used her stock photo for an HIV campaign, the NY court ruled in favor of Avril Nolan. The model can now pursue a lawsuit demanding payment for the emotional distress caused by the ad.
Public Health January 17, 2018
Amazon has launched preorders for the Amazon Echo (Product) RED, a red version of the second-generation smart speaker for the same price of $99. Amazon will donate $10 out of every purchase of the device to the fight against AIDS.
Smart Home November 21, 2017
More than half of HIV-infected people are now on life-saving treatment. Experts, however, said that more could have been done given the amount of money spent for battling AIDS epidemic.
Medicine July 21, 2017
Six top members of Trump’s presidential advisory council on HIV/AIDS have resigned on June 13 to protest the administration’s lack of HIV/AIDS policies. What will happen to the ongoing fight against this disease?
Public Health June 19, 2017
In experiments with mice, researchers found that the gene editing technology CRISPR works for active and dormant forms of HIV. How does treatment with this controversial technique differ from currently available drugs?
Biotech May 4, 2017
West Virginia became the 29th state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The new law will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for terminally ill and support 16 medical conditions including cancer and AIDS.
Public Health April 20, 2017
The new syringe vending machines in Las Vegas, Nevada will dispense clean needles for free to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. How do these machines work?
Public Health April 15, 2017
The cure for AIDS could start by engineering immune cells to produce HIV-fighting antibodies that prevent the infection with the HIV virus. Researchers have already created HIV-resistant cells in a petri dish following this groundbreaking technique.
Public Health April 12, 2017
Health organizations plan to continue the great progress in HIV treatment and prevention. Consistent efforts by PEPFAR are getting close to ending the AIDS pediatric epidemic in Africa.
Public Health April 7, 2017
New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.
Public Health March 20, 2017
A therapeutic vaccine strategy may be a 'functional cure' for patients with HIV, a new study revealed. The clinical trial found the vaccine is effective in controlling HIV levels without the need for antiretroviral drugs.
Medicine February 23, 2017
A new research at the Rockefeller University has shown that HIV can be suppressed by combining three antibodies in the treatment. This checks the ability of the virus to escape the immune system and mutate.
Medicine January 28, 2017
Apple has expanded its partnership with Bono's (RED) foundation to help provide HIV/AIDS medication and has increased its efforts for this initiative. The company is donating a percentage of Apple sales made with Apple Pay and is putting up (RED) signs at 400 of its stores.
Apple December 1, 2016
The WHO has released new guidelines for HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day. People can use finger-prick tests or their oral fluid to check their HIV status in private settings.
Public Health November 30, 2016
New HIV trial will begin in South Africa, in the attempt to diminish and even eradicate this disease. The subjects taking part in this trial will be monitored for two years after being administered the medication.
Public Health November 26, 2016
The newly identified N6 antibody was found potent in neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains making it an attractive candidate for developing a potential treatment or preventive tool for HIV infection. What makes this antibody different?
Medicine November 20, 2016
New research denies the influence of 'Patient Zero' on the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. in the 1980s. Far from being the epicenter of the disease, Gaétan Dugas was simply a patient who volunteered to help the research.
Public Health October 27, 2016
Shortfalls in testing capacity could seriously undermine efforts to attain global targets against HIV/AIDS, a new WHO report revealed. Researchers suggest the improvement of both national and international measures.
Public Health August 24, 2016
People who were hospitalized with infection have increased risk for suicide death, new research suggests. The risk is higher in those with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis.
Public Health August 11, 2016
Findings from a new study show that taking anti-HIV pills before and after sex can lower the risks of developing an HIV infection. The anti-HIV pill also helps lower the rates of condom usage among the participants.
Public Health July 21, 2016
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, an openly gay member of Congress, is calling on the FDA to lift the ban on gay men who wish to donate blood. The ban creates a 'very bizarre and perverse' situation.
Public Health June 17, 2016
The 'condom of the future' is here and Charlie Sheen is endorsing it. Will the innovative LELO HEX condom be a game changer in sexual health and help prevent HIV?
Biotech June 16, 2016
The recently concluded United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York announced that they have concrete plans to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The said meeting was well-attended by stakeholders from different fields.
Public Health June 11, 2016
The first organ transplant between an HIV-positive donor and an HIV-positive patient in California can take place this month. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on May 27 that made the procedure legal.
Public Health May 28, 2016
A clinical trial in Australia for the new HIV drug recruits over 1,100 participants. According to doctors, the PrEP drug called Truvada could help in significantly reducing the rates of infection.
Medicine May 24, 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushes to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state. The leader set out new legislation to curb the problem by enhancing testing and access to treatments for patients.
Public Health May 15, 2016
Canada has pledged an additional $785 million CA to support the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the country has a duty to lead by example.
Public Health May 10, 2016
A new gene editing system may eventually cure HIV, one study presents. This special method is said to snip out HIV from cells infected by the virus.
Life April 3, 2016
Gene-editing tool could replace antiretroviral therapy as treatment for HIV. CRISPR/Cas9 was able to eliminate HIV in infected human T cells in culture.
Life March 26, 2016
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