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AP Fact Check: Trump on an AIDS Vaccine that Doesn't Exist

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Jun 17, 2020

Seizing on a medical milestone that doesn't exist, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks the same scientific expertise that produced a vaccine for AIDS can deliver one soon for COVID-19, too. There is no vaccine for AIDS.

A Long-Term Survivor's Hope: End the HIV Epidemic

Jun 5, 2020

A long-time HIV survivor emphasizes the steps the federal government needs to take in order to end the HIV epidemic.

More Reactions to the Death of AIDS Activist, Writer Larry Kramer

May 28, 2020

More reactions to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease.

Activists, Celebs and More Pay Tribute to Larry Kramer on Social Media

May 28, 2020

After it was announced that AIDS and LGBTQ activist Larry Kramer died Wednesday at 84, tributes from fellow activists, celebrities and others soon came pouring in on social media.

AIDS Activist, Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 84

May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer, one of the most prominent activists to the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s, died Wednesday in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. He was 84.

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Prevention Drug Proven Effective in Trial

May 21, 2020

Injected once every eight weeks, recent studies reveal that the drug cabotegravir safely and effectively prevents HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men.

Money for Worldwide AIDS Fight at Issue in Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | May 5, 2020

The Supreme Court's second day of arguments by phone is devoted to a new version of a case it decided seven years ago involving federal money to fight AIDS around the world.

How MISTR Makes PrEP Access Easy and Affordable

Apr 29, 2020

Telemedicine platform MISTR offers discrete and convenient online access to PrEP, the once-daily pill regimen that helps prevents HIV — one less thing to worry about during these stressful times.

How Does Being Immunocompromised Increase Risk of COVID-19?

Apr 15, 2020

An under-performing immune response leaves people susceptible to infection, but the severe symptoms in some people are actually caused by a huge immune response sweeping over the whole body.

National Youth HIV and Awareness Day: What You Need to Know

Apr 10, 2020

Today marks National Youth HIV and Awareness Day. It serves as an essential reminder to millennial and Gen Z youth to understand the importance of practicing safe sex and getting tested.

LGBT Rabbi Who Confronted AIDS Crisis Now Faces COVID-19

By David Crary | Apr 9, 2020

Sharon Kleinbaum was installed in 1992 as rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, considered the largest LGBT synagogue in the nation. At the time, AIDS was killing thousands of gay New Yorkers each year.

South Africa's TB, HIV History Prepares it for Virus Testing

By Andrew Meldrum | Apr 6, 2020

South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis.

HIV and COVID-19: 8 Questions Answered

Mar 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issues these COVID-19 guidelines for those living with HIV.

Coronavirus: 3 Lessons From the AIDS Crisis

Mar 17, 2020

The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.

Coronavirus Raises Concerns for People with HIV

Mar 15, 2020

With much still to be learned about the new coronavirus, experts are offering recommendations for people at higher risk for severe complications and making provisions for vulnerable populations.

Georgia Moves Closer to Major Overhaul of HIV Criminal Law

By Sudhin Thanawala | Mar 13, 2020

The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would dramatically overhaul a state law that makes it a crime for people who know they have HIV to have sex without first disclosing the infection.

Second Man Cured of HIV Confirmed

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 9, 2020

A second man has been verified as cured of HIV following a rare combination of factors around a bone marrow transplant - and he's chosen to go public as an "ambassador of hope."

Washington Legislature Ease Penalty for HIV Exposure

Mar 4, 2020

The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a bill that reduces the crime of intentionally exposing a sexual partner to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

HHS Removed Images Of Condoms From HIV/AIDS Awareness Fliers

By Rachana Pradhan | Mar 2, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services stripped from a government website HIV/AIDS educational material that featured condoms, calling the images "unapproved."

Dance Teacher Sentenced to 9 Months for Exposing Teen to HIV

Feb 29, 2020

A Tennessee dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison for raping a teenage student and exposing him to HIV.

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