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Douglas Brooks Appointed Director of Office of National AIDS Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
The White House has announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).

PEPFAR Cuts Threaten Goal of AIDS-Free Generation

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 28, 2014
With the release of President Barack Obama’s 2015 Global AIDS Funding budget, leading global health experts have voiced their concerns about the effects of the President’s proposed cuts.

Ask the Doc: False Cures and Real Breakthroughs

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Monday Feb 24, 2014
EDGE’s resident HIV/AIDS expert, Dr. Howard Scheiner, takes a look at false cures like Russian mushrooms and fungal foot creams, and the real promise of vaccine research.

Deborah Birx Nominated as New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Following her confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Dr. Deborah Birx, currently Director of Global AIDS at the Centers for Disease Control, will be named as the new Director of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.

ACT UP Hastens NYS DOH’s Use of PrEP to Reduce HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jan 27, 2014
ACT UP/NY applauded the New York State Department of Health’s release of clinical guidelines for the use of Pre-Exposure Prohylaxis, or PrEP, to reduce HIV transmission.

AIDS Activism Comes Alive in Sean Strub’s "Body Counts"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Veteran AIDS activist and POZ Magazine founder Sean Strub releases his new memoir, "Body Counts," with a special reading at the New York Public Library.

ACT UP NY Stages New Year’s "Die-In" at De Blasio Inauguration

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
On Jan. 1, twenty activists from ACT UP NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) braved subfreezing temperatures to demand that Bill De Blasio prioritize HIV/AIDS prevention in his new administration.

Treatments Keep Improving HIV+ Health

By Lindsay King- Miller | Sunday Nov 17, 2013
Since antiretrovirals were introduced in 1995, HIV has gone from just staying alive to ’undetectable.’

FDA Approves GlaxoSmithKline AIDS Drug Tivicay

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 22, 2013
The FDA has approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s once-daily drug Tivicay to treat the most common strain of HIV.

Greek Health Minister Institutes Mandatory HIV Testing

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 12, 2013
The health minister of Greece has reinstituted a controversial measure that allows police to force HIV testing on those "suspected of being HIV positive."