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Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+

President Obama on Tuesday announced his selection of Douglas Brooks as the head of his Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the White House agency that coordinates, monitors, and facilitates HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education programs in the United States.

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Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’

Doctors have used gene therapy to upgrade the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield them from the virus’s onslaught. It raises the prospect of patients no longer needing to take daily medication to control their infection. By James Gallagher The patients’ white blood cells were taken out of the body, given HIV […]

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Breast Cancer Drug Fights Lethal Fungal Infection in HIV/AIDS Patients
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

Breast Cancer Drug Fights Lethal Fungal Infection in HIV/AIDS Patients

A drug used to treat breast cancer may soon have another use – as a weapon against a lethal fungal infection that kills more HIV/AIDS patients than tuberculosis. The potential new use for tamoxifen was discovered as part of a screening process of older, already approved drugs. By Jessica Berman Each year, an estimated one […]

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Iowa Professor Resigns In AIDS Vaccine Scandal
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Iowa Professor Resigns In AIDS Vaccine Scandal

An assistant professor of biomedical science at Iowa State University has resigned after admitting he manipulated his research into an AIDS vaccine, school officials announced yesterday. By Nathan James Dong-Pyou Han, who received $19 million in multiyear grants from the federal National Institutes of Health (NIH), admitted under pressure that he had “tampered” with the […]

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Ending AIDS in the City Where It Began
By December 22, 2013 Read More →

Ending AIDS in the City Where It Began

A Nov. 15 town hall event on HIV/AIDS in New York. Credit: Courtesy of Matt Curtis/VOCAL-NY NEW YORK – Four hundred Eighth Avenue, home to the largest welfare centre for people with AIDS in New York, is the kind of grey, drab city building that seems like it was dragged, scowling, into the 21st Century. […]

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Scientists Discover Mechanism of Immune System Cell Death in AIDS
By December 20, 2013 Read More →

Scientists Discover Mechanism of Immune System Cell Death in AIDS

Scientists have discovered that the AIDS virus destroys the immune system by infecting a relatively few number of cells that create a fiery pathway that consumes nearby cells. Finding could lead to treatments to dampen disease activity. By Jessica Berman Scientists have long known that HIV sets up little biological factories inside the the body’s […]

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Walgreens, CDC Team Up On New HIV Care Model Program
By December 18, 2013 Read More →

Walgreens, CDC Team Up On New HIV Care Model Program

Walgreens, the national pharmacy giant, and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are joining together to create a new HIV care model, the retailer announced today. By Nathan James The program, aimed at “advancing clinical integration and medication therapy management”, seeks to improve HIV-positive patient care across the board. “Our approach to improving HIV […]

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Will African Men Line Up for Circumcision if There’s No Doctor?
By December 10, 2013 Read More →

Will African Men Line Up for Circumcision if There’s No Doctor?

A Rwandan youth is tested for the AIDS virus before he receives a free male circumcision at the Shingiro Health Center in Musanze. (Courtesy the Global Fund) An ambitious campaign in 15 high-risk countries in sub-Saharan Africa to foster an AIDS-free generation by circumcising 20 million men and boys by 2016 may depend on a […]

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AIDS-Free Generation Still a Dream in Southern Africa
By December 8, 2013 Read More →

AIDS-Free Generation Still a Dream in Southern Africa

Eighteen-year-old Maureen Phiri from Malawi knows first-hand about the loneliness of HIV. At age 12, she discovered her HIV status but did not tell her mother. Courtesy: Martina Schwikowski JOHANNESBURG – Maureen Phiri, 18, has a soft voice and a strong message about HIV and young people in her country. “In Malawi, people are still […]

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Obama Announces $100M HIV Initiative, Gates Adds $200M More
By December 4, 2013 Read More →

Obama Announces $100M HIV Initiative, Gates Adds $200M More

In a bold new initiative aimed at finding a cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), President Obama announced a $100 million National Institute of Health (NIH) operation, reversing sequester funding cuts made to that agency earlier this year. “The United States should be at the forefront of new discoveries into how to put HIV […]

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