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30 Years in the Fight Against AIDS

Richard Besser, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Richard Besser, M.D.

On Friday, I have the honor of moderating an incredible panel discussion on the progress that has been made to understand AIDS, how that was accomplished, and what it will take to finally end the AIDS epidemic.

Historic Gains In the Fight Against HIV Are Within Reach and Within Budget

Tim Hallett | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Tim Hallett

The scientific advances and the programs that have been developed over just the last few years now provide an historic opportunity to drive HIV to levels that we had previously not dared to hope for.

'Not Enough Money' Is No Excuse for Africa's HIV Treatment Gap

Nicci Stein | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Nicci Stein

Think about those who are living with HIV and cannot access the life-saving medications that are freely available in richer countries. This is surely what will happen more often if we don't keep our promise to get people living with HIV onto medications and keep them in treatment.

In The Days Before 'Test And Treat'

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In my upcoming book, The AIDS Generation, I share the life stories of 15 remarkable gay men who bravely navigated the pioneering days of the AIDS epidemic, a time when many of us had very limited understandings of the disease and few viable options for fighting the virus.

WATCH: A Hollywood Family Devastated By AIDS

OWN | Posted 04.03.2013 | OWN

In the early 1980s, "Starsky & Hutch" star Paul Michael Glaser and his wife Elizabeth were enjoying life as parents to two young children following th...

D.C. Rolls Out New HIV Test That Could Increase Chance of Cure

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

To be functionally cured means that after a few years of treatment, someone could theoretically stop their medication. Although HIV would still be found in the DNA of their cells, it would not reproduce, circulate in the blood and bodily fluids, and destroy the immune system.

The Face of AIDS Today

Derek Brocklehurst | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Derek Brocklehurst

Though I have remained HIV negative, the virus is, and continues to be, a part of who I am. I'm a registered nurse working in clinical trials in hopes of finding a cure for HIV. Yes, I said the "C" word. It's controversial and politically charged, but that's how revolutions begin.

Scientists: Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from...

Running the Anchor Leg

Neil Lowe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Neil Lowe

Our country and our community need to create an environment where people with HIV can freely disclose our HIV status in a fashion that is appropriate for us and without fear of discrimination, stigma or reprisal.

Away With AIDS! Advancing Our Perceptions Parallel to Current HIV Science

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

Advancements in HIV treatment can eliminate the threat of dying from AIDS but the community psyche is trapped in the past. In 2013 no one has to develop or die of AIDS. Why aren't we getting this message?

Cutting Off Essential Health Care for HIV Patients: The Latest Managed Care Scheme

David Balto | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
David Balto

The holiday season is a time to reflect on and cherish our relationships with family, friends, and others that we see every day. But for thousands of HIV patients in Los Angeles, this holiday season will mean the loss of the critical relationship they have with their local specialty pharmacist.

Ending HIV in the United States: The Ultimate Challenge

Scott W. Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott W. Royal, Ph.D.

The stigma associated with HIV is only partially to blame. More problematic is the difficulty of reaching the most vulnerable members of the U.S. population who are living with HIV but unaware of their status: racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and disenfranchised, and people who are homeless.

Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Promise In Killing HIV

Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser An experimental cancer drug dubbed JQ1 shows promise in killing latent HIV and other inflammatory conditions, researchers at th...

World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

We cannot do it alone, but together we can make an AIDS-free generation a reality. The blueprint is driven by five key principles that are the foundation of PEPFAR's work with partner countries.

HIV Stigma: Standing in the Way of an AIDS-Free Generation

Michael J. Kaplan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Michael J. Kaplan

Today, an HIV diagnosis is not the death sentence it was considered to be in the 1980s, or even when I myself was diagnosed as late as 1992.

From Despair to Hope

Michel Sidibé | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Last week UNAIDS released two reports -- its annual World AIDS Day report "Results" and the bi-annual "Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic." Both reports have one message: The pace of progress is unprecedented.

WATCH: Young Woman Tells Friend She Has HIV

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 11.27.2012 | College

Research suggests young Americans live this scene at higher rates in 2012 -- about 30 years after America itself struggled to come to terms with it. ...

Cascade Helps Keep People Coming Back for HIV Treatment

Ward Cates | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

Last year, we celebrated 30 years of progress in the fight against AIDS. This year, let's celebrate World AIDS Day by looking forward. We've challenged ourselves by setting an ambitious goal of an AIDS-free generation. Let's examine where we are on our way to that goal.

Warrior Or Victim? How Shall We Live In The Face Of The Continuing AIDS Plague?

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

How shall we live, knowing the time of youthful athletic prowess is brief, knowing, as HIV/AIDS reminds us, that life is fragile, precious and short? For me, in my life, with my time, I choose not to be a victim.

Will The Latest Preventive Measures Help Curb HIV Among Blacks?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.27.2012 | Black Voices

Between the crisis levels of HIV among African-American women in D.C. and the disease's impact on black gay men, the conversations taking place at thi...

Seeing the End of AIDS Takes More Than Just Hope

Georgia Arnold | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

Is there truly the political will, the communal will, and the global funding to really change the course of this epidemic to get to where we need to be? While HIV is still not curable, it is treatable and certainly preventable.

Making AIDS History: Achieving an HIV-Free Generation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Of great concern right now is that the remarkable progress toward ending AIDS that has been made over the past decades is being threatened by a decline in resources and the threat of budget cuts to support HIV research and services worldwide.

International AIDS Conference Opens At Key Turning Point

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine – and the U.S. is donating an extra $150 million ...

In the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, a New Tool for New York's Women in Underserved Communities, but Challenges Remain

Joan Malin | Posted 09.17.2012 | New York
Joan Malin

Despite a steady decline in HIV deaths, NYC remains an epicenter of the U.S. epidemic. But now, testing yourself for HIV will soon be simple. While celebrating this new drug, however, we must ensure it reaches those in greatest need.

From Isolation to Telemedicine: Improving Treatment Options for HIV Patients in the Rural South

Vignetta Charles, Ph.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Vignetta Charles, Ph.D.

Change is not easy, but the change taking place in Selma -- and across Alabama -- is building momentum for much broader systematic change in the southern communities hit hardest by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.