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Fourth Generation of HIV Testing Allows Earlier Detection

AIDS | By Christiana Lilly | Jul 17
Thanks to advances in HIV testing, labs can detect the disease in a person's blood up to two weeks earlier than before.

A newly-diagnosed HIV positive woman, who arrived at the hospital with symptoms of tuberculosis (TB), receives treatment.

Number of People With HIV Unchanged Since 2012

AIDS | By Maria Cheng | Jul 16
The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency.

New grants fund the search for a cure

New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

AIDS | By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Miracle House will close after 24 years

Miracle House Closes After 24 Years

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 11
After 24 years, the health care charity Miracle House has announced they will shutter operations after one final fundraising drive for closing costs.

 Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center

Girl Hoped to Have Been Cured of HIV has Relapsed

AIDS | By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 11
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV - and therefore is not cured.

Former Iowa State University researcher Dong-Pyou Han.

AIDS Scientist Pleads Not Guilty to Faking Study

AIDS | By David Pitt | Jul 11
A former Iowa State University scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding.

Magnet celebrates their 11th Anniversary!

SF’s Magnet Celebrates Their 11th Anniversary

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 9
Later this evening, July 9, the San Francisco AIDS service organization Magnet celebrates their 11th Anniversary with delicious food, fantastic drinks, amazing company and a photo booth.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo: Boost HIV Tests, Treatment to End Epidemic

AIDS | Jun 30
New York state has a plan to end its three-decade HIV epidemic by the year 2020.

In this May 29, 2014 photo, Ken Sprague, an ex-offender who was diagnosed with HIV in 1984, listens during an interview in New York.

Out of Jail -- With HIV

AIDS | By David Crary | Jun 29
Each year, according to federal estimates, one out of seven Americans with HIV passes through a correctional facility. Thousands are released every year - transitioning to the uncertainties of the outside world.

The Miss Firecracker Pageant is now accepting bio women!

Miss Firecracker Pageant Raises Funds for AIDS Help

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 27
On Tuesday, July 1, drag queens -- and this year, for the first time, biological women -- will don their hottest outfits and vie for the chance to be crowned Miss Firecracker.