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Study: HIV Prevention Treatments Low Among Gay Southern Black Men

Study: HIV Prevention Treatments Low Among Gay Southern Black Men

Dec 3, 2021

A new study reveals low PrEP use and poor access to HIV care are contributing factors for HIV infection for Black men in the South who have sex with men.

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

By Billy McEntee | Dec 1, 2021

It's been 40 years since the AIDS crisis was first documented. Sweeping in scope and driven by those advocating for and living with HIV, EDGE offers a snapshot of where we've been and what the future holds for the fight against AIDS.

Why Aren't People Most at Risk of HIV in Kenya Using Preventative Drugs?

Why Aren't People Most at Risk of HIV in Kenya Using Preventative Drugs?

Dec 1, 2021

Transgender women are most at risk of contracting HIV in Kenya. One researcher asks why more isn't being done to protect them.

Human Rights Campaign Marks World AIDS Day

Human Rights Campaign Marks World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2021

HRC hosts a virtual event series to rewrite narrative around HIV/AIDS, announces new cohort of GENERATE Peer Facilitators.

Biden HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism 'Public Health Threat'

Biden HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism 'Public Health Threat'

Dec 1, 2021

The Biden administration in its new HIV/AIDS strategy calls racism "a public health threat" that must be fully recognized as the world looks to end the epidemic.

Meet Trans HIV Advocate Lailani Muniz

Meet Trans HIV Advocate Lailani Muniz

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 1, 2021

Trans and HIV activist Lailani Muniz has been an advocate all her life, whether for the differently abled, the trans community, or those living with HIV. In this chat with EDGE, she explains what that means.

Advocates Call for HIV Outreach, Education in Latinx Community

Advocates Call for HIV Outreach, Education in Latinx Community

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2021

Advocates continue striving to close gaps in HIV education and health resources in the Latinx community, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made their job all the more difficult.

UNAIDS Warns of Millions of AIDS-Related Deaths

UNAIDS Warns of Millions of AIDS-Related Deaths

Nov 29, 2021

UNAIDS warns of millions of AIDS-related deaths and continued devastation from pandemics if leaders don't address inequalities.

Did This Woman's Immune System Vanquish HIV?

Did This Woman's Immune System Vanquish HIV?

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

Researchers believe an Argentinian woman's own immune system may have prevailed over HIV, and suggest she might now be free of the virus — only the second time this has been thought to happen.

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Nov 15, 2021

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople who helped care for people with HIV and AIDS during the early period of the epidemic in the U.S. "at great risk to their profession and reputation."

Could HIV One Day be Controlled After Stopping Antiretroviral Therapy?

Could HIV One Day be Controlled After Stopping Antiretroviral Therapy?

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 10, 2021

A new study led by scientists Tae-Wook Chun and Anthony Fauci looks more closely at how HIV might be controlled after stopping anti-retroviral therapy.

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

By David Biller | Oct 25, 2021

Facebook and Instagram have removed a live broadcast that Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro delivered that claims UK vaccine recipients are developing AIDS.

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2021

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness jumped in when Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a comparison between Magic Johnson's HIV status and an unvaccinated NBA player being benched.

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Oct 19, 2021

Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Oct 9, 2021

Portugal's parliament approved four bills Friday that enshrine in law the country's rules and procedures on blood donations, amid reports people are being turned away due to their sexual orientation.

Combining HIV Vaccine with Immunotherapy May Reduce Need for Daily Medication

Combining HIV Vaccine with Immunotherapy May Reduce Need for Daily Medication

Oct 5, 2021

A new combination treatment for HIV can strengthen a patient's immune response against the virus even after they stop taking traditional medications.

Biden to Name African-Born Doctor to Lead HIV/AIDS Response

Biden to Name African-Born Doctor to Lead HIV/AIDS Response

Sep 28, 2021

President Joe Biden said Monday that he intends to nominate Dr. John N. Nkengasong to coordinate the U.S. response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide.

Spreading HIV is Against the Law in 37 States, with Penalties Ranging Up to Life in Prison

Spreading HIV is Against the Law in 37 States, with Penalties Ranging Up to Life in Prison

Sep 24, 2021

Despite the fact that HIV is now a treatable medical condition, the majority of U.S. states still have laws on the books that criminalize exposing other people to HIV.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Sep 18, 2021

September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sep 15, 2021

Sudden cardiac death — which occurs minutes after the heart suddenly stops beating — is far more likely to strike people living with HIV, according to a national study of U.S. veterans.

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