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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.

Fauci Says COVID Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

Fauci Says COVID Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

By Edith M. Lederer | Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted scientific and financial resources from the fight against AIDS.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

By Steve Duffy | Sep 20, 2021

When the filmmakers of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" included an interview with Rev. Steve Pieters in the film, they never reached out to him, assuming he was dead. Instead, the long-time AIDS survivor reached out to them.

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.

Looking Back at Five Years of U=U

Looking Back at Five Years of U=U

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12, 2021

It's become commonly accepted that a HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus. But five years ago, U=U was a bold, perhaps even radical, statement.

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

Aug 31, 2021

A potential HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson did not provide protection against the virus in a mid-stage study, the drugmaker said Tuesday.

Watch: National AIDS Memorial Releases Mini-Documentary, 'Substance Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS'

Watch: National AIDS Memorial Releases Mini-Documentary, 'Substance Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS'

Aug 28, 2021

A new documentary released by The National AIDS Memorial brings to light the stories of people living with HIV and the complex intersection of drug addiction and recovery.

New Study Reveals Continued Stigma and Discomfort Around HIV

New Study Reveals Continued Stigma and Discomfort Around HIV

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 27, 2021

A new survey looking at stigma around HIV has found a pervasive blend of ignorance and discomfort when it comes to the virus and people living with it — and it's getting worse.

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