New urine test can detect tuberculosis in HIV-positive people

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

 

Yunnan says thousands of foreigners have HIV/AIDS

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

Combination antibody therapy results in long-term viral suppression in HIV infection

A new generation of broadly neutralising 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 Natureand Nature MedicineRead More

As Midterms Loom, Trump’s HIV/AIDS Council Still Has No Members

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

Daniel Franzese: We Can Beat HIV

Daniel Franzese

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

Broadly neutralizing antibodies offer a new approach to treating HIV infection

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

HIV

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