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AIDS Virus Used in Gene Therapy to Fix 'Bubble Baby' Disease

By Marilynn Marchione | May 11, 2021

A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday.

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2021

A new vaccine design approach focusing on B cells rather than T cells may be the first step toward what's been a highly elusive vaccine for HIV.

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, Especially in the South, as Nation Battles Covid

By Sarah Varney | Apr 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruptions in almost every aspect of the battle against HIV/AIDS, grounding outreach teams, sharply curtailing testing and diverting critical staff away from laboratories and medical centers.

President Biden Asks for $267 Million More to Fight HIV

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 14, 2021

The president is seeking $667 Million in total to fund a program that makes HIV treatment and prevention drugs widely accessible.

CDC Inquiry Sought on HIV Outbreak in WVa's Largest County

By John Raby | Apr 6, 2021

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday submitted a congressional inquiry with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding an HIV outbreak in West Virginia's largest county.

HIV and High Blood Pressure: It's Complicated

By American Heart Association | Apr 6, 2021

For people with HIV and high blood pressure, the type of medication used to lower their blood pressure may impact future cardiovascular risk, new research shows.

UNAID's New Strategy Aims to END AIDS by 2030

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 26, 2021

The new Global AIDS Strategy 2021—2026, End Inequalities, End AIDS, is a bold approach that uses an inequalities lens to close the gaps preventing progress to end AIDS.

'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 24, 2021

The new hit series "It's A Sin" has helped spark a record-breaking rise in HIV testing in the U.K.

Gov. Cuomo Expands COVID Vaccine Access to HIV+ New Yorkers

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 11, 2021

This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include people living with HIV.

HIV Vaccine Approach Succeeds in First Clinical Trial

Feb 7, 2021

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced this week.

National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with Virtual Exhibition

Feb 5, 2021

The specially curated exhibition features 56 blocks of the Quilt that memorialize loved ones lost to AIDS, sharing stories and raising awareness about HIV today, particularly among communities of color.

New Study Reveals COVID Disparities Among Those Living with HIV

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 5, 2021

A new study reveals the impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV, adding to the alarming disparities the pandemic has inflicted on the LGBTQ community.

'It's A Sin' Star: I Became HIV-Positive after My First Sexual Experience

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 30, 2021

Actor and AIDS activist Nathaniel Hall, a star of the '80s-set miniseries "It's A Sin," became positive after his very first sexual relationship. That eventually led to his one-man show and his efforts to combat stigma.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Jan 26, 2021

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24, 2021

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

FDA Approves 1st Long-Acting HIV Drug Combo, Monthly Shots

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 22, 2021

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus.

Many Health Plans Now Must Cover Full Cost of Expensive HIV Prevention Drugs

By Michelle Andrews | Jan 5, 2021

Starting this month, most people with private insurance will no longer have to decide whether they can afford to protect themselves against HIV.

New Study by FDA Could Lift Blood Donation Bans for Gay, Bisexual Men

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 17, 2020

The FDA is funding a new study on blood donations by gay or bisexual men.

PrEP Price Gouging: Should We Expect Same With COVID Vaccine?

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 15, 2020

Concerned about the availability and affordability of burgeoning COVID-19 vaccines? Price gouging is nothing new. Just look at the history of HIV preventative drugs.

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2020

SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ elders, is commemorating World AIDS Day by elevating the experiencing older people living with HIV and remembering those that the community has lost to AIDS.

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