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DaBaby's Rant Only Scratches of Stigma Often Faced by People Living with HIV

Aug 10, 2021

A clinical psychologist takes a deeper look at the harm caused by DaBaby's homophobic and racist rant.

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2021

The governor of Illinois has signed into law a slate of four bills that decriminalize the status of HIV positive people and extend protections to the LGBTQ community.

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27, 2021

There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

83-Year-Old Man Diagnosed with HIV; Risks Not Confined to the Young

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 18, 2021

The recent HIV diagnosis of an 83-year-old man — thought to be one of the oldest people diagnosed as living with the virus — shows that risks remain real even for the elderly.

UNAIDS Report: The Double Jeopardy of HIV and COVID-19

Jul 14, 2021

The 2021 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update highlights evidence that people living with HIV are more vulnerable to COVID-19, but that widening inequalities are preventing them from accessing COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services.

How Gay Neighborhoods Used the Traumas of HIV to Help Cities Fight COVID

Jul 6, 2021

According to new research, gay neighborhoods have been particularly well-equipped to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

The White House announced the appointment of an out gay man, Harold Phillips, as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, or (ONAP). The June 5 announcement coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first report on AIDS.

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Jun 11, 2021

Gilead announced in April it will change how much it reimburses through that assistance program. For pharmacies that contract with certain safety-net clinics, the change means less reimbursement cash to pass along to the clinics.

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

By Edith M. Lederer | Jun 11, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world's nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls.

National AIDS Memorial Reflects on 40 Years of the AIDS Epidemic

Jun 6, 2021

Leaders of the AIDS movement came together at San Francisco's National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States.

Could HIV and COVID Collide, Complicating Efforts to Eradicate the Pandemic?

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5, 2021

HIV and COVID may be colliding to create an even more complicated roadmap to eradicating the virus due to genetic shifts that could change the behavior of SARS-CoV-2.

Experts See Strides on AIDS, But COVID-19 Halted Progress

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 4, 2021

Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting back a U.S. campaign to decimate the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Why Don't We Have an HIV/AIDS Vaccine After 37 Years?

May 22, 2021

Millions of lives have been saved thanks to the rapid deployment of effective vaccines against COVID-19. And yet, it has been 37 years since HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS, and there is no vaccine — why?

Loss, Resilience and Activism: The Early Years of Canada's AIDS Epidemic

May 20, 2021

Many early depictions of HIV/AIDS focus on the experience of gay communities in the U.S. or UK. However, HIV/AIDS has deeply affected, and continues to affect, many different communities in Canada.

AIDS Virus Used in Gene Therapy to Fix 'Bubble Baby' Disease

By Marilynn Marchione | May 11, 2021

A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday.

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2021

A new vaccine design approach focusing on B cells rather than T cells may be the first step toward what's been a highly elusive vaccine for HIV.

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, Especially in the South, as Nation Battles Covid

By Sarah Varney | Apr 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruptions in almost every aspect of the battle against HIV/AIDS, grounding outreach teams, sharply curtailing testing and diverting critical staff away from laboratories and medical centers.

President Biden Asks for $267 Million More to Fight HIV

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 14, 2021

The president is seeking $667 Million in total to fund a program that makes HIV treatment and prevention drugs widely accessible.

CDC Inquiry Sought on HIV Outbreak in WVa's Largest County

By John Raby | Apr 6, 2021

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday submitted a congressional inquiry with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding an HIV outbreak in West Virginia's largest county.

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