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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.

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Dec 1, 2020

Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 1990s have countries faced such a common health threat. This explains why UNAIDS has selected the theme "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

By Mogomotsi Magome | Dec 1, 2020

Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

Dec 1, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial has launched the first-ever 50-state virtual AIDS Quilt display. The curated exhibition includes digital images from thousands of hand-sewn quilt panels, each telling the story of loved ones lost to AIDS.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Nov 24, 2020

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Nov 19, 2020

Scientists from the HIV Prevention Trials Network recently found that a PrEP regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.

Study Finds Long-Acting Shot Helps Women Avoid HIV Infection

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 9, 2020

Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every two months worked better than daily pills to help keep women from catching HIV from an infected sex partner.

HIV Infections in UK Down According to New Report

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 6, 2020

A new report by Public Health England (PHE) says the number of HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in the UK has dropped to its lowest number in 20 years.

Anderson Cooper Slams Trump, Comparing Him Those with HIV Who Can Be Arrested

Oct 12, 2020

After the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Anderson Cooper slammed President Donald Trump for his "reckless behavior since his diagnosis with Covid-19."

HHS Awards $2.4 Billion in HIV/AIDS Grants

Oct 9, 2020

The funding supports a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, medication and essential support services vital to improving the health quality of more than half a million people with HIV in the United States.

CAN Community Health Opens New HIV Clinic in Tarrant County

Oct 9, 2020

CAN Community Health (CAN) has announced that it is adding a new health clinic in Arlington, Texas, delivering HIV medical care and services to patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

Timothy Ray Brown, 1st Person Cured of HIV, Dies of Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 30, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as "the Berlin patient," the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died. He was 54.

First Man Cured of HIV Infection Now has Terminal Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 28, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago.

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

By Billy McEntee | Sep 27, 2020

Despite an overall decrease in HIV infection rates, the rates for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men are more than four times that of white males. EDGE finds out why.

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Remembering the Other Pandemic

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Remembering the Other Pandemic

Sep 27, 2020

September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/Awareness Day, which focuses on the disproportionate impact of HIV on gay and bisexual men in the United States — and what we can do in response.

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