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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 09.01.2015 | Gay 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 05.31.2015 | Gay 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 | 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 10.01.2014 | Gay 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 03.23.2014 | Gay 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.

Radioimmunotherapy Can Destroy HIV-Infected Cells, Study Shows

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A type of treatment already used against cancer is also effective at killing HIV-infected cells, according to a new study in blood samples. Researc...

HIV/AIDS: NYC, Community Viral Load and Individual Responsibilities

Renato Barucco | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Renato Barucco

The entire city suffered physical, emotional, and financial damage. The epidemic will stop being a threat when every New Yorker will sustain a shared response to this communal and ongoing public health challenge.

Recovering Your Balance After the Doctor Breaks the News (And Your World Turns Upside Down)

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

You and I can let ourselves be defined and weighed down by a medical diagnosis or any other of our lives' difficult experiences. We can keep our world flipped over if we choose to. Or we can choose to claim our power and live while we are alive.

As HIV Drugs Spread Hope, Africa's Health Systems Struggle

Jeffrey Misomali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Misomali

I walked slowly through a maze of queues into the clinician's small office stacked high with patients' files. It was 7:30am on a cold winter morning and the facility was crowded with people.

Keeping the End in Sight: Beyond Open Enrollment

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Neil G. Giuliano

There is no doubt that new health coverage plans and programs under the Affordable Care Act can improve the lives of millions. But let's be clear: This stage of implementation is just a step in the process toward the broader goals of improving health care access, engagement in care, and health outcomes for all.