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Drug Resistance To Popular HIV Treatment Could Spell Trouble

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, ac...

Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Improving HIV Health Outcomes

Jane Wathome | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Jane Wathome

On December 1st we celebrated World AIDS Day. This year the focus is on expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.

Newly Unearthed Tapes Reveal Reagan Administration's Shocking Response To HIV/AIDS

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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8 Common Misconceptions About HIV And AIDS

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

There's plenty to be proud of in the fight against HIV and AIDS this year. Today is World AIDS Day, when we'll celebrate campaigns like New York Gov....

Here's What It's Like To Live With HIV In 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What is it like to be HIV-positive in 2015? We've come a long way as far as HIV treatment and prevention is concerned. However, stigma is still alive ...

With Millions On HIV Treatment, AIDS Pandemic Tide Turns

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show resu...

Almost 16 Million People On HIV Treatment: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandem...

One Injection Every 8 Weeks Works As Well As 3 Daily HIV Pills, According To Trial

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - A long-acting two-drug injection given once every eight weeks worked as well as three daily pills in suppressing HIV, the virus that caus...

This Doctor Invented The HIV Blood Test. Now He Has A Vaccine That May Beat The Virus

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science

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How San Francisco Is Taking On HIV, And Succeeding

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2015 | Media

New York Times: San Francisco Is Changing Face Of AIDS Treatment New York Times: San Francisco Is Changing Face Of AIDS Treatment In 1992,...

37 Million People Worldwide Need HIV Treatment

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Everyone with HIV should be given anti-retroviral drugs as soon as possible after diagnosis, meaning 37 million people wo...

WHO Revises Guidelines For HIV-Positive Patients

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AID...

Who Do You Trust?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

It is a lot easier for gay men to have sex then talk about it. Online hookup sites make it very easy with stats, HIV-status and pictures to find your man in a few clicks. Unfortunately for safer sex advocates, their message may come too late.

In Some Ways, AIDS In America Has Gotten Worse

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The...

French Teen's HIV Infection Under Control For 12 Years, Even Without Drugs

AP | James Gerken | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ag...

Cuba Is The First Country To End Mother-Baby HIV And Syphilis Transmission

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syph...

How The AIDS Discussion Reflects The 'Diminishing Of Black Lives'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices

We may be closer than ever to "the beginning of the end of the AIDS epidemic," but Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, says i...

Don't Wait To Start HIV Treatment, According To Groundbreaking Study

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don't delay. People ...

HIV Exposure?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Besides the educational component, Impulse encourages HIV prevention by facilitating testing opportunities, providing condoms and other materials for safe or safer sex. The group also provides resources for those who learn they are HIV positive.

Living With HIV: My Untold Story

Vanessa Mills | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Vanessa Mills

When I heard the words, 'your results came back HIV positive,' it felt as if I got punched in the stomach and my best friend had died. It was 1991 and I was a nurse at a local hospital. I still had a lot of living ahead of me, but after hearing those words, I went through every human emotion.

Anna Almendrala

Only Half Of Gay And Bisexual Men With HIV Are Getting The Care They Need

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living

We’ve got some of the most powerful antiretroviral HIV drugs at our disposal, capable of preventing AIDS and prolonging life to near-normal expectan...

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Substantial progress has been made to expand HIV testing efforts and increase the percentage of Americans with HIV who are aware they're infected -- from 75 percent in 2003 to 84 percent in 2010 -- but simply knowing your status isn't enough.

What Makes Jesus Mad as Hell?

Rev. Mel White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Mel White

With very few exceptions, clergy and lay leaders representing 2.5 billion Christians worldwide are still defending their tired old beliefs that homosexuality is a sickness and a sin, beliefs based on biblical misuse and scientific ignorance.

Gene Therapy Seems Safe, May Help Control HIV

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have modified genes in the blood cells of HIV patients to help them resist the AIDS virus, and say the treatment seems safe and promising. ...

Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.