Researchers have found that monthly injections of anti-retroviral drugs prevented the spread of HIV between infected and uninfected monkeys and are hopeful a similar approach will work in humans.
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The new technique uses genetic modification of cells — not drugs — to treat HIV.
Life Expectancy for Young People With HIV Is Nearly Normal
From 2000 to 2002, the life expectancy for an HIV-positive 20-year-old in the United States was about 56 years. But over less than a decade, the figure jumped nearly 15 years, meaning that many HIV positive youths, if treated and connected to care can live well into their 70s.
Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it’s possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
A federal judge has temporarily prohibited three insurance companies from refusing to accept premium payments from a federal program that helps HIV and AIDS patients cover their costs.
The Hall of Famer talks about adding his muscle to the fights against HIV and homophobia in sports.
Instead of standing on the side of freedom, justice, and equal rights for its people, today, regrettably, Ugandan President Museveni took Uganda a step backward by signing into law legislation criminalizing homosexuality. As President Obama has said, this law is more than an affront and a danger to the gay community in Uganda, it reflects poorly on the country’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people and will undermine public health, including efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. We will continue to urge the Ugandan government to repeal this abhorrent law and to advocate for the protection of the universal human rights of LGBT persons in Uganda and around the world.
According to HIV experts, recent welfare reforms by the UK’s Coalition government have left thousands of HIV patients unable to afford the basic food they need to cope with their condition.
After two decades of harrowing losses, it’s not a surprise that gay men would ask for the same rights as married people: Those who witnessed the deaths of hundreds of friends and lovers understandably want to protect themselves. What is sad is that survivors of the epidemic started thinking that if we were only more normal—reproducing and marrying like straight people—we’d be protected.
Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit in Louisiana to force Blue Cross Blue Shield and other insurers in the state to accept payments from the federally funded AIDS Drugs Assistance Program.
In his latest blog, POZ founder Sean Strub writes about the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act — Congress’ first direct action against HIV criminalization used in military courts. What’s more the legislation also acts to finally "repeal the offense of consensual sodomy" in the military, a huge win for LGBT troops as a whole.
And what the CDC is doing to offset high HIV transmission rates among transgender women.
Volando Comertas, a Spanish-language kids book, introduces children to HIV.
From the article,
Daniel is a young boy whose Aunt Nieves invites him and his parents over to her beachside house for the weekend. Before the trip, Daniel overhears his parents say that Nieves is sick. The story explains Daniel’s learning process about his HIV-positive aunt. With the help of Nieves and her supportive boyfriend, Enrique, Daniel gains a greater understanding of HIV.
This pretty much goes for STI testing in general, but especially for HIV. If you’ve never been tested for HIV even if you don’t classify yourself as ever been sexually active take a test, if for no other reason than to know how testing goes!
If you’d like to learn more about HIV testing and when to get tested, here’s a video
If you’d like to learn more about HIV, here’s a video
I’m currently working on compiling a list of resources for free STI testing (HIV in particular) so if you know of any resources, let me know!