Topics :: HIV infection

Temple University Eliminates HIV Virus From Human Cells

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.

PWN-USA Joins Merck for National HIV Campaign "I Design"

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
In an effort to encourage people living with HIV to speak to their doctors about their current treatment, the Positive Women's Network - United States of America (PWN-USA) has teamed up with Merck to launch "I Design," a national HIV educational campaign.

Number of People With HIV Unchanged Since 2012

By Maria Cheng | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
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.

Ask the Doc: Transgender Health, Hormones and HIV

By Anita Radix | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
On this issue of Ask the Doc, Dr. Anita Radix addresses issues about transgender health, hormones and HIV medications. Do you need to stop taking hormones to start taking HIV meds? Find the answers here at Ask the Doc.

June 5 is the First National Long Term HIV Survivors Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
On June 5, long-term survivors of HIV will come together to Kick ASS, "AIDS Survivor Syndrome," and figure out what they want from their future.

Iowa is First State to Reform HIV Criminalization Statute

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
On May 30, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law bi-partisan legislation that will modernize Iowa’s HIV criminal transmission statute.

Uganda Nurse Jailed in HIV Exposure Case

By Rodney Muhumuza | Wednesday May 21, 2014
A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for exposing her patient to HIV.

Worldwide Scientists Convene in Marseilles to Tackle Deadly Viruses

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
On May 21-23, more than 900 top experts will convene in Marseilles for the International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID).

Federal Action Needed on HIV Criminalization, Says New Report

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 9, 2014
A new report by the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, co-authored by the Center for American Progress, urges federal action on HIV criminalization.

Dr. Perry Halkitis Leads New HIV Study

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
NYU researchers led by Dr. Perry Halkitis will study high rates of HIV among young, urban MSM.