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AIDS Group Issues Dire Warning About South Africa's Response To The Disease

AP | By LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In T-shirts boldly declaring "HIV Positive," members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court...

With AIDS Vaccines, It's Not "If" But "How"

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The real question with AIDS vaccine research is not if, or even when, we'll have an effective vaccine. It's how to achieve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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.

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...

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?

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.

Architecting the End of AIDS

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

History shows when we take action before the peak of disaster, enormous gains can be realized. If more world leaders support a bold plan like the "Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation," we could find ourselves on the flip side of the global disaster of AIDS that much faster.

The Beginning of the End? Why the World Is Off-Track on AIDS But 2013 Gives Us Hope

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

Without scaled-up financing, more targeted programming and expanded political will, the beginning of the end of AIDS will remain a distant ambition. But with concerted action, the world can chart a course towards ending this pandemic.

End Of AIDS Is 'Entirely Feasible,' UN Report Says

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A United Nations report said on Tuesday that eradicating AIDS was in sight, owing to better...

HIV, Renewal And Surrender

Khizer Husain | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Khizer Husain

No one would have faulted Agbaje and Waheedah for surrendering to their HIV status, but instead they persevered, becoming activists in their own right.

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.

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 ...

If We Knew Then What We Know Now...

Ace Robinson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

Our hope is that the correct actions are taken so that in a few decades, we do not look back and wonder why the tools that we have today were not utilized. There is no viable excuse for knowing now what we already know and still not doing the right thing.

'Test and Treat:' What Newt Should Have Said on AIDS

Michael Weinstein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Weinstein

The status quo is unacceptable. The most direct path to ending this epidemic is the "Test and Treat" approach: increase testing to find those with HIV, link them to care, and get them on treatment.

Getting to Zero: Mothers Leading the Way to End Pediatric AIDS

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Anu Gupta

As employees of mothers2mothers, mothers living with HIV are trained to educate and support newly-diagnosed pregnant women -- to help them stay healthy and take the necessary steps to avoid transmitting HIV to their babies.

World Aids Day 2011: New York's Continued Battle

Robert Doar | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Robert Doar

As we celebrate World AIDS Day, we look to the future of HASA, and remain as committed as ever to providing the highest quality of service to those living with clinical symptomatic HIV or AIDS.

Time to Bring the AIDS Fight Home

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

It's time to retire another worn-out dichotomy: the global v. domestic response to AIDS. We need a unified commitment and a detailed plan for fighting the epidemic at home and abroad.

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...

The 30-Year Fight Against AIDS and for Patient Rights

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

In the last thirty years there has been no respite in the fight against disease: not for patients, not for doctors, not for researchers. I strongly believe that the fight against AIDS can be won.

Mozambique HIV Patients Help Each Other Stick To Treatment Regimen

NPR | Posted 08.05.2011 | Impact

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique has a high HIV rate, reaching nearly 20 percent among some sectors of the population. In Mozambi...

North Carolina GOP Lawmaker Seeks To Cut HIV/AIDS Treatment Programs

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina state Rep. Larry Brown (R), whose controversial comments have offended members of the gay community in the past, has announced plans to...

Researchers Say There's Hope For South Africa AIDS Fight

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JOHANNESBURG — Reversing South Africa's AIDS epidemic may be impossible but there is reason for hope, a researcher who has mapped the cost of co...

Staggering Gains in the Fight Against AIDS

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michel D. Kazatchkine

In a world where inequality continues to grow, the recent gains in health form a bridge between the rich and the poor. We need to strengthen this bridge.

Proteins Lead To AIDS Breakthrough

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The AIDS virus has to hijack human proteins to do its damage, but scientists until now have known only a few dozen of its targets. On Thursday, Harvar...