Point-of-care tests could save lives by allowing faster diagnosis and treatment of the leading cause of death for people with HIV.
An innovative urine test developed in part by University of Alberta researchers can detect tuberculosis in people living with HIV earlier and more quickly than before. Read More
More than 90% of HIV/AIDS infections are the result of sexual transmissions, with men-to-men sexual transmissions making up the highest percentage of cases.
Regardless of sexual orientation, the Health Ministry said those in high-risk groups should get themselves screened and treated early. Read more
Emish Ondiek did not want his peers to find out his status so he resorted to taking his HIV medication late at night. But at times he would fail to wake up at the time he had set for himself, and he would consequently miss to take his medication. He tells Jeckonia Otieno how he was helped to overcome self pity. Read more
A mere decade ago, 45,000 Americans a year were contracting HIV. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started collecting data on HIV-related deaths just over 30 years ago, more than half a million of those people have died from AIDS. Read More
Southwest China’s Yunnan Province has reported 11,321 foreigners with HIV/AIDS as of 2017, which accounts for 56 percent of China’s total number of reported HIV/AIDS cases involving foreigners.
In the past five years, Yunnan reported 1,000 HIV-positive foreigners per year, and 80 percent were from Myanmar, who contracted HIV mainly through sex, Jia Manhong, a senior official at the Yunnan Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Friday at the 5th National Conference on HIV/AIDS in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Read More
Donald Trump arrives to a press conference on September 26, 2018, in New York.
Just months after President Trump took office, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS quit in protest. In an op-ed announcing their resignations, former council member Scott A. Schoettes explained that his colleagues could no longer ignore the “many signs” that Trump does not take the needs of people living with HIV seriously. Read MoreRead More
The Mean Girls star has a message for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
We are living in thrilling times for the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. It’s helpful to know that with all the tools we have, we can eradicate this disease in our country. However, our current statistics regarding HIV and AIDS awareness are alarming. A staggering one in three gay men have never been tested for HIV. When you consider that gay/bi/MSM (men who have sex with men) make up 2 percent of the U.S. population but account for 70 percent of new HIV diagnoses, these numbers reflect that many things still need to change. Read More
A new generation of broadly neutralizing antibodies provides a novel approach to treating HIV infection. The research group of Prof Florian Klein, Director of the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital Cologne and scientist at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has collaborated with scientists at the Rockefeller University in New York and the University Hospital Cologne to investigate the impact of combining such antibodies in HIV-infected patients. Two articles on the results of this clinical trial have now been published in Nature and Nature Medicine. Read More
US scientists announced a promising new antibody therapy that could reduce HIV medicines to a twice-yearly dose. The news comes at the same time that the US Department of Health and Human Services is funneling millions of dollars from health care research to migrant detention. Read More