Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haiti has been plagued with the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the Western Hemisphere. While it has declined significantly – from nearly 10 percent of those screened a decade ago to 3.7 percent as of 2012 – AIDS-related deaths have taken a toll on the Caribbean nation’s children. Roughly 100,000 of those age 17 and younger are orphans of the disease, according to the most recent count provided to UNICEF.
Christian Paige-Bass is positive in attitude and in HIV status. An activist in Washington, D.C.’s gay African-American community, he believes in confronting the HIV/AIDS crisis and related stigma head on, with solid information.
MELBOURNE – The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded today as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying six of its delegates, one of whom was the past president of the […]
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Participants in this year’s International AIDS Conference welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly HIV virus – one of the advances that have provoked celebrations as well as debates. By Anita Powell Medical treatment of the virus is big business, generating multibillion-dollar annual revenues. Dr. […]
HOMOPHOBIC STIGMA AND VIOLENCE BLOCK ACCESS TO HIV SERVICES FOR AFRICAN MEN Results of a study released July 16, 2014 by Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), http://www.msmgf.org/files/msmgf/documents/MSMinSSA_PolicyBrief.pdf show that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to […]
Marseille, France – An upcoming conference will focus on the subjects of HIV, Hepatitis C, and newer disease that are going viral. It’ll be held at by the International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID) anticipates more than 900 top experts to attend on 21-23 May.
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.
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 […]
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 […]