Antarctic expert and HIV research pioneer among scientists made dames

Jane FrancisJane Francis first sailed into Antarctic waters on a BAS expedition in 1989. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

A polar scientist who helped to uncover dramatic historical warming in Antarctica and became the first woman to lead the British government’s research in the region has been made a dame in the New Year honours listRead More

NIH Testing Injectable Cabotegravir To Prevent HIV: Move Over, Truvada?

Injectable cabotegravir is being tested by the NIH in an effort to develop other HIV prevention options. Currently, the oral tablet Truvada is the only HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis approved for use.  ( Spencer Platt | Getty Images )

In an effort to find other options as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the National Institutes of Health launched a clinical trial to test the long-acting form of cabotegravir, an experimental anti-HIV drug. Read More

 

War continues on HIV/AIDS

Prevention remains a vital strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Photo: FilepicPrevention remains a vital strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Photo: FilepicWar continues on HIV/AIDS

Prevention remains a vital strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Photo: Filepic

 

Kick and kill. The Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), that is.  Touted as one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV, scientists are currently looking at a “kick and kill” technique to treat HIV/AIDS.  Read More

A pill revolutionized HIV prevention in gay men. D.C. wants black women to use it.

Calie Edmonds and Shalesha Majors, outreach workers with the Women’s Collective, speak to women Dec. 20 near the Benning Road Metro station in Washington about HIV testing and the benefits of using PrEP. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

A daily pill that drastically cuts the risk of contracting HIV has transformed how gay men talk about the disease, even to the point where the prophylactic drug is casually mentioned in dating-site profiles.   Read More