HIV

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HIV in Indiana: 81 Cases and Counting
Apr 5, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana declared the state’s current HIV outbreak a public health emergency [1]. As of March 27th, 2015, there was...

New Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment
Jul 11, 2013 | Anonymous

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), earlier administration of antiretroviral treatments may be our newest weapon in the war against HIV...

New Research on HIV Antibodies: Is a Vaccine in Sight?
Apr 9, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Researchers are taking a new approach to combat HIV; rather than focus on the virus, scientists are now looking at patients for an answer....

Should It Really Take $100K to Create a Condom Men Will Actually Use?
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

People generally like sex. A lot. With so many fans out there, and many of those folks needing to use contraception and stay safe from infections,...

HIV Cure in Mississippi?
Mar 8, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Doctors in Mississippi are believed to have cured an infant of HIV by initiating high-dosage treatment with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs within hours...

HIV Vaccine Progress
Feb 1, 2013 | Yuki Ara

In a recent study published online by Immunity this January, researchers have been able to successfully isolate four antibodies against human...

New Tool to Reduce HIV Transmission: Thinner Syringes
Jan 25, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

New research published in the International Journal of Drug Policy suggests that widespread use of thinner syringes could reduce HIV transmission...

New Recommendation: HIV Testing for Everyone Aged 15-65
Nov 27, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a draft recommendation that all individuals aged 15-65 get tested for human...

New HIV Test is Ten Times Cheaper, More Sensitive
Oct 30, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A study published in Nature Nanotechnology on Oct. 28 reports the invention of an HIV test that is ten times cheaper and more sensitive than existing...

First HIV Prevention Drug Approved by FDA
Jul 17, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

The FDA announced yesterday that it has approved Truvada, the first pill that prevents infection with HIV after sexual exposure. The drug is to be...

The War on Drugs' HIV Epidemic
Jul 10, 2012 | David Bui

According to a new report released by The Global Commission on Drug Policy, punitive anti-drug policies of the war on drugs have been fueling the HIV...

Pharmacies to Offer Free HIV Testing
Jul 5, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Last week, the CDC and Walgreens announced the launch of a pilot program to deliver free HIV tests in 24 pharmacies and retail clinics across the...

UNAIDS and Algeria to Build Region's First HIV/AIDS Research Center
May 21, 2012 | David Scales

Earlier this month the UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Algerian Ministry of Health announced their cooperation in building a dedicated HIV/...

HIV Testing Moves Closer to Home
May 17, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may soon approve the first over-the-counter at home HIV test that delivers results within 20 minutes....

East African Bill Rejects HIV Criminalization Clause
May 15, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

On April 23, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Bill, which outlines progressive...

Changes to MA HIV Policies
Mar 22, 2012 | Jane Huston

A bill recently passed by the Massachusetts Senate and awaiting approval in the House would take steps at bringing HIV testing policy in...

Fairbanks, Alaska Sees Spike in HIV Cases
Feb 24, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Alaskan public health officials were shocked as they produced the reports of HIV and syphilis cases from this past year. Susan Jones, Alaska’s HIV/...

Criminalization and stigma puts sex workers at high risk for HIV/AIDS
Dec 5, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

In Rwanda and Cameroon, as well as in many other African nations, prostitution is criminalized and sex workers may face an extended prison sentence...

GFATM cuts HIV funding, Sub-Saharan Africa carries greatest burden
Nov 30, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

The single largest donor for HIV funding, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria (GFATM), was forced to cancel the latest round of new grants...

AIDS: Thirty Years Later
Jun 6, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

On June 5, 1981 the first cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) were documented in a United States medical bulletin. 2011 marks the 30th...

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Shows Promise
May 18, 2011 | healthmap

A new HIV/AIDS vaccine may be in the works as research at an Oregon University has shown to prevent virus replication in monkeys. Louis Picker, a...

Rio de Janeiro: Carnival 2011
Mar 9, 2011 | Laura Pinheiro

  The much-anticipated Carnival in Brazil comes to an end today, March 8th, better known in the United States as “Fat Tuesday”.  After four days of...

Chlamydia Epidemic in New Brunswick
Feb 17, 2011 | healthmap

New Brunswick has issued a warning over the growing number of cases of chlamydia, particularly among youths.  “If you are under 30 and you are...

HIV in China
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

Recently, China released figures that as of September this year, there are 360,000 HIV positive cases in the country, among whom 130,000 have...