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Dr. Gary Blick says a functional cure may be a reality

Researchers Closer to a Functional Cure for HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
This year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) revealed clinical trial results that a "functional cure" for HIV is one step closer to becoming reality.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stepped up for PLWHAs

AIDS Orgs Commend Gov. Cuomo’s Move to Keep PLWHAs Housed & Fed

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 12
As budget cuts continue to take a hit on New York City AIDS Service Organizations, two local groups applaud efforts by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS aren’t homeless or hungry.

An H9 T cell, blue, infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), yellow.

Studies Show Big Promise for HIV Prevention Drug

AIDS | By Marilynn Marchione | Mar 4
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.

HIV Prevention Justice Alliance director Julie (JD) Davids

CDC Updates Term for ’Unprotected Sex’

AIDS | By Chuck Colbert | Feb 15
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have agreed to stop using the term "unprotected sex" to mean "sex without condoms."

Supervisor David Campos

Clean Crack Pipes as HIV, Hep C Prevention Tool?

AIDS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 8
San Francisco city supervisors and health advocates are continuing to greet the idea of distributing crack pipes with a mix that includes open-mindedness and silence.

HIV Cure Research Gets Million Dollar Boost From amfAR

AIDS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jan 23
The Foundation for AIDS Research (or amfAR) announced Wednesday it’s giving grants to five teams of scientists working at "leading research institutions in the U.S. and around the globe to collaborate on studies aimed at curing HIV."

Michael Johnson aka Tiger Mandingo

Missouri Man Accused of Exposing 30 People to HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 21
Prosecutors have accused a former Missouri college student of knowingly exposing more than 30 sexual partners to HIV in four months -- as revealed by the man’s personal video collection of the encounters.

Uptick in HIV Cases Worries SF Officials

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 17
After six years of steady decreases in new HIV cases in San Francisco, the end of that trend in 2012 is causing concern among local health officials.

Mario Cavero, left, and Carl Goodman, right.

ACT-UP Co-Founder Carl Goodman Commits Suicide

AIDS | By Joe Siegel | Jan 13
Carl Goodman, a longtime AIDS activist and co-founder of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP), which held protests against government inaction in the 80s, took his own life on Jan. 5. He was 58.

In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in Mumbai, India. Gay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground.

Activists: Ruling on Gays Hurts HIV Fight in India

INTERNATIONAL | By AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool | Dec 25
Gay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground.