Topics :: HIV

HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

By EDGE | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of Alferon® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

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.

Fourth Generation of HIV Testing Allows Earlier Detection

By Christiana Lilly | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Thanks to advances in HIV testing, labs can detect the disease in a person's blood up to two weeks earlier than before.

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.

GMHC Holds Zumba Fundraiser at Chelsea Piers

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
On Sunday, July 27, Zumba Fitness teachers Richard Martinez and Eileen Bastien, will host for a second time the Zumba® Fitness AIDS Fundraiser to benefit GMHC.

Ask the Doc: Gov. Cuomo Endorses PrEP for HIV Prevention

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The latest news on HIV comes alive in this week's installment of our popular Ask the Doc column.

New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

By EDGE | Monday Jul 14, 2014
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Miracle House Closes After 24 Years

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 11, 2014
After 24 years, the health care charity Miracle House has announced they will shutter operations after one final fundraising drive for closing costs.

Girl Hoped to Have Been Cured of HIV has Relapsed

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV - and therefore is not cured.