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Is Moldova Leading the World on Harm Reduction in Prisons?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Recently in Moldova visiting government officials, I was invited to visit the prison 15 in Cricovia which houses some 550 inmates. A 30 minute ride ...

On World AIDS Day, Let's Focus On The Next Generation

Randy Neece | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Randy Neece

For those of us who survived those pre-cocktail years, we were so AIDS-weary that we couldn't wait to put the nightmare behind us. In the process we neglected to pass along our history to the next generation. Their future may depend on learning from our past.

Robert's Walk With AIDS (Part 3): The Homecoming

Gary Nelson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

Robert still had money from Jim's life-insurance policy, so he felt he'd be fine, at least for a while. His body had recovered from the pneumonia, and he had started taking the miracle drug, AZT, which promised to delay the symptoms of AIDS and prolong the lives of AIDS patients.

Sen. Sanders' Common Sense on HIV Drugs Would Save Money and Lives

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
John-Manuel Andriote

The prohibitive cost of medication has forced thousands of HIV-positive Americans who need treatment to wait, or be turned down altogether -- despite the fact that we know antiretroviral therapy saves lives.

Can Patent Pools Get More AIDS Drugs to Patients?

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Although many of the ARVs in widespread use in low- and middle-income countries now are already off-patent, the new and better drugs that are still needed would be subject to patent protection.

AIDS Nonprofit Founder Brings Life-Saving Drugs To Africa

ossining.patch.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

Rolande Hodel is one of Ossining's unsung heroes. In 2005 Hodel started the nonprofit organization AIDSfreeAFRICA, which works towards increasing the ...

United States Domestic AIDS War Is Falling Apart

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Anand Reddi

Sadly and unbeknownst to many in the U.S., some of our fellow citizens are experiencing AIDS treatment rationing.

110,000 New Yorkers Are HIV Positive

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Health officials in the nation's largest city are recommending that any residents living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs as soon as th...

Potential HIV Breakthrough

Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers like what they've seen so far from a new HIV gene therapy treatment. From Reuters: An early stage trial of Sangamo BioSciences Inc's...

AIDS Drugs Can Cause Premature Aging: Study

Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living

A class of generic AIDS drugs often used to treat HIV in Africa and other poor regions can cause premature aging and lead to age-related illnesse...

Cash-Strapped Cut Access To Free AIDS Medication

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Cash-strapped states are cutting back on a program that provides free medicine to people with HIV, leaving thousands of patie...

AIDS Drug Cocktail Cuts Death Rate By Half

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking a cocktail of powerful AIDS drugs appears to have cut the average death rate by half in a group of people infected ...