Topics :: AIDS research

Key Findings on HIV from the 2014 CROI

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
HIV researchers from across the globe came together in Boston last week from March 3-6 for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Here are some key findings.

amfAR Gives $2.15M in Grants to "Countdown for a Cure"

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
As part of their new research initiative Countdown to a Cure for HIV/AIDS, which aims to find a cure for HIV by 2020, amfAR announced their inaugural round of research grants -- the largest sum ever disbursed by amfAR.

Center for Black Equity to Study HIV in Black MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
The Center for Black Equityand the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are partnering on a new research project to study reasons for increased risk of HIV infection among African-American men who have sex with men.

Flim-Flam Man Fired After Faking Federally Funded HIV Cure

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 10, 2014
An Iowa State University assistant professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.

Krim Fellowships Give $1M in Grants to HIV Biomedical Researchers

By | Monday Dec 30, 2013
amfAR’s newest round of new grants gives $1M to Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research to find innovative solutions to HIV/AIDS.

’The Battle of amfAR’ Debuts on HBO

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
HBO Documentary Films will present "The Battle of amfAR," the story of the founding of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the nation’s first AIDS research foundation, by Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim.

After 32 Years, Condoms Are Still Key

By J. Montgomery Buchanan | Sunday Dec 1, 2013
We’ve learned a lot about HIV, but the one constant, among those infected or not, is that a condom prevents infection, reinfection and other potentially lethal STDs.

AID for AIDS and SIDA Fundación Team Up to Find HIV Vaccine

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 15, 2013
In an effort to fight the spread of HIV in New York and Barcelona, AID for AIDS and Fundación Lucha contra el SIDA headquartered in Barcelona have teamed up to advance vaccine research.

Optimism in the Face of Crisis

By Lindsay King- Miller | Thursday Oct 31, 2013
Yes, there’s plenty to be done about prevention & treatment. But continuing research points to a someday of a vaccine & even cure for HIV.

Foot Fungus Drug Found to Eradicate HIV For Life

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered that a common nail fungus drug eradicates HIV cells without a lifetime of use.