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Trump's Budget Cuts Millions In Funds To HIV/AIDS Programs -- Again

“It’s all part of Trump’s attacks on marginalized communities,” said an LGBTQ advocate.

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight AIDS virus?

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Researchers are working to improve treatment for the virus and are trying to tackle HIV? by editing DNA

Trump's Budget Cut for HIV/AIDS Would Kill 300,000 People Per Year, Report Says

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Three-hundred thousand deaths per year. That’s the human cost of President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut $1 billion cut from global HIV funding in 2019, a 20% reduction from current levels, according to a report by the ONE campaign. Show More Summary

Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Fight HIV

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Gene therapy has scored wins against some rare blood diseases and even a form of blindness. Now scientists are trying it for a much more common foe, HIV, the virus that causes AID. (Feb. 13)        

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 9, 2018

HRC RESPONDS TO BUDGET DEAL, URGES CONGRESS TO PROTECT DREAMERS: “While this budget agreement includes vital funding for health care, especially for people living with HIV and AIDS, we remain deeply concerned that millions of Dreamers are still at risk each day that Congress fails to protect them. Show More Summary

Chicago Center Provides free 'Black Panther' Tickets with HIV Testing

South Side Help Center (SSHC) is promoting HIV prevention in commemoration of the annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

A Moral Imperative: National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

The CDC’s landmark report on the rate of HIV infections for Black and Hispanic people put into sharp focus the barriers for LGBTQ communities of color in accessing reliable health care. Though Black communities make up only 14 percent of the population, the 2016 report said, they account for an alarming 44 percent of all new HIV infections. Show More Summary

Until We Get Free

Fighting for liberation on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

African-Americans disproportionately endangered by HIV/AIDS

(Reuters Health) - African-Americans are far more likely than other Americans to be infected with HIV but far less likely to get life-saving treatments that stop the virus’ spread, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds.

AIDS In America Is A Black Disease

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day takes place during Black History Month for a reason.

National Black HIV and AIDS Awareness Day: Stay the Course, the Fight is Not Over

Post submitted by Ashland Johnson and Devin Barrington Ward, President of Impulse Group DC “Stay the course, the fight is not over.” This year’s theme for National Black HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) inspires us to reflect about the ways that HIV and AIDS have impacted Black communities. Show More Summary

Phil Wilson to Retire From The Black AIDS Institute

Timed to coincide with Black HIV Awareness Day, Wilson looks to the future.

Trump is sending an HIV+ gay man to his death

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Ricardo Querales will be sent back to Venezuela where access to medication is almost nonexistent and people with AIDS "disappear."

Big improvements in HIV vaccine production

Research on HIV has led to many promising ideas for vaccines to prevent infection by the AIDS virus, but very few candidate vaccines have been tested in clinical trials. One reason is the technical difficulty of manufacturing vaccines based on the envelope proteins of the virus, according to a vaccine expert who has now developed new methods for the production of HIV vaccines.

Scientists report big improvements in HIV vaccine production

(University of California - Santa Cruz) Research on HIV has led to many promising ideas for vaccines to prevent infection by the AIDS virus, but very few candidate vaccines have been tested in clinical trials. One reason is the technical...Show More Summary

Forum to Address Alarming HIV Spike Among Black Women in L.A.

USC partners with Black AIDS Institute to host a screening and discussion addressing black women and HIV.

Microbiome research refines HIV risk for women

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women.

Why Do Some People With HIV Develop AIDS Faster Than Others?

The secret lies in a specific-type human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene that helps infected cells evade the body’s first line of defense against HIV.

Microbiome research refines HIV risk for women

Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women...

Progress toward an HIV cure in annual special issue of AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have shown that despite effective combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), HIV can hide in the spleen of patients with no detectable HIV in their blood.

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