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U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen in win for GSK

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at lessening the side effect burden of current treatments that combine three or four medicines...

New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies

(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) New data published today in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. Led by scientists at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.

New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies

New data further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. These results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.

Amazon is selling a red Echo as part of an effort to support an AIDS charity (AMZN)

Amazon has released a limited edition red version of its Amazon Echo smart speaker as part of an effort to support HIV/AIDs charity (RED). The Seattle-headquartered company has pledged to give $10 to (RED) every time someone buys one of its red Echo devices, which retail at $99 in the US. Show More Summary

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.

HIV-Undetectable Gay Men Have an Important Message for You: WATCH

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The UK health group  Gay Men Fighting AIDS has put out a new video aiming to reduce the stigma around HIV by explaining how antiretroviral therapy rendering HIV-positive people undetectable means there’s no chance of getting HIV from them. Earl… Read The post HIV-Undetectable Gay Men Have an Important Message for You: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Review: “BPM” evocatively captures the anguish of the HIV/AIDS crisis and ACT UP

Most breakups are awkward. Ours was a little more awkward than most. After two years together, when we ended our relationship, broke our lease and moved to separate places, Christian was healthy. In a matter of weeks, though, he was in the hospital with the kinds of infections that ambushed many young gay men back...

Russian education minister pledges support for students’ initiatives targeting HIV threat

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian education minister promised to help students who are organizing events to counter the spread of HIV and AIDS in Russia during a meeting in Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com

What man’s best friend taught me during a patient’s death

Years ago in a 15-bed acute medical-surgical ICU, the nursing supervisor contacted me about a special assignment. Once I knew what it was, I said, “Absolutely.” We were about to admit a patient in his 40s with end-stage AIDS/HIV. He asked to be a DNR, but his MD wanted to admit him to the ICU […]

21ST CENTURY MEDICINE: The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids? A surge in the use of preventa…

21ST CENTURY MEDICINE: The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids? A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains. Will Nutland is not infected with HIV, yet he has been taking an Aids drug for just under a year. […]

Good Sex, Bad Sex, Chemsex: Here’s What Was Covered at the European AIDS Conference 2017

Good Sex, Bad Sex, Chemsex: Here’s What Was Covered at the European AIDS Conference 2017 Last week's conference in Milan, Italy, brought together scientists and advocates to talk about ending HIV in Europe once and for all Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Evaluating progress on the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV infection: Week 1 of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on HIV/AIDS

Senior Editor Richard Turner discusses the content published in week 1 of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on HIV/AIDS. This week, PLOS Medicine begins publication of a Special Issue on Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment

An Ad Agency Is Opening the First HIV-Positive Restaurant in Toronto

Would you eat food prepared by someone who is HIV positive? According to a recent survey by pioneering HIV/AIDS hospital Casey House, almost half of Canadians would not, even though it has long been established that the infection cannot be transmitted that way. To combat the lingering stigma surrounding AIDS and food prep, the treatment...

Puerto Ricans With HIV/AIDS Are Suffering After Hurricane Maria

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Carmen Cruz, the mayor of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, said the government is doing everything it can to get medical help to people with HIV/AIDS. She said they “stocked up” medications and other supplies before Hurricane Maria hit, but quic… Read The post Puerto Ricans With HIV/AIDS Are Suffering After Hurricane Maria appeared first on Towleroad.

Reverend's Interview: France's AIDS-Themed Oscar Contender is Already a Winner

A number of powerful films depicting the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis are rightly considered classics. Parting Glances, Longtime Companion, And the Band Played On and Philadelphia helped to open eyes and hearts before there were any treatments for HIV infection. Show More Summary

Puerto Ricans With HIV And AIDS Are Suffering In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

“There’s still people who are dying of AIDS and can’t get to their medicine and there are still hospitals that are going to be on the verge of collapse because they continue to run on generation systems,” Democratic Representative Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois said.

Worldwide 52 million children living with viral hepatitis

New data presented at this year's World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis worldwide, compared to 2.1 million children living with HIV/AIDS. An estimated 325 million people were living with viral hepatitis worldwide in 2016. Show More Summary

Charlize Theron Talks HIV

The Oscar winning actor opened up about painful childhood experiences with HIV and AIDS at her organization’s anniversary dinner.

What Doctors Facing the Opioid Crisis Need Next

How do you confront an epidemic that has claimed more lives than the HIV/AIDS crisis at its peak? How do you counteract a system that incentivizes the flow of prescription painkillers from doctors to patients and ends up getting 3 million Americans addicted each year? And how do you reverse surging demand for prescription opioids’…

Looking Ahead to World AIDS Day 2017

Every year, the global community commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1. It is a time to honor those who have lost their lives to AIDS, communicate our ongoing commitment to assist those who are living with or at risk for HIV, and celebrate the caregivers, families, friends, and communities that support them.

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