“It’s all part of Trump’s attacks on marginalized communities,” said an LGBTQ advocate.
Researchers are working to improve treatment for the virus and are trying to tackle HIV? by editing DNA
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
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)
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
South Side Help Center (SSHC) is promoting HIV prevention in commemoration of the annual 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
Fighting for liberation on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
(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.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day takes place during Black History Month for a reason.
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
Timed to coincide with Black HIV Awareness Day, Wilson looks to the future.
Ricardo Querales will be sent back to Venezuela where access to medication is almost nonexistent and people with AIDS "disappear."
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.
(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
USC partners with Black AIDS Institute to host a screening and discussion addressing black women and HIV.
(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.
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.
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...
(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.