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AIDS Conference: Big Breakthroughs and Missed Targets

AIDS Conference: Big Breakthroughs and Missed Targets

Jul 27, 2020

Updates on treatment, prevention and next steps were revealed at the 23rd annual AIDS Conference, held online due to COVID-19.

Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 7, 2020

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 6, 2020

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, are getting treatment.

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

By Ignatius Ssuuna | Jul 6, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.

Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding

Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding

Jun 30, 2020

The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world.

WHO Reports Largest Single-Day Increase in Coronavirus Cases

WHO Reports Largest Single-Day Increase in Coronavirus Cases

By Joseph Wilson and Jamey Keaten | Jun 21, 2020

The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.

Lives Lost: South African HIV and Apartheid Activist

Lives Lost: South African HIV and Apartheid Activist

By Mogomotsi Magome | Jun 19, 2020

Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption.

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

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

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.

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