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

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

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

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.

HIV Drugs Run Short in Kenya as People Say Lives at Risk

HIV Drugs Run Short in Kenya as People Say Lives at Risk

By Tom Odula | Apr 24, 2021

Kenyans living with HIV say their lives are in danger due to a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs donated by the United States amid a dispute between the U.S. aid agency and the Kenyan government.

President Biden Asks for $267 Million More to Fight HIV

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

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.

UNAID's New Strategy Aims to END AIDS by 2030

UNAID's New Strategy Aims to END AIDS by 2030

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 26, 2021

The new Global AIDS Strategy 2021—2026, End Inequalities, End AIDS, is a bold approach that uses an inequalities lens to close the gaps preventing progress to end AIDS.

Watch 'It's a Sin' Cast & Creatives in a Virtual Conversation on March 25

Watch 'It's a Sin' Cast & Creatives in a Virtual Conversation on March 25

Mar 24, 2021

amfAR, the research organization dedicated to eradicating AIDS, announced a free virtual conversation with the creator, cast, and executive producer of the HBO Max limited series, "It's a Sin" on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm EDT.

Neil Patrick Harris Impressed by Younger Generation's Attitudes Toward Sexuality

Neil Patrick Harris Impressed by Younger Generation's Attitudes Toward Sexuality

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 7, 2021

Neil Patrick Harris is impressed by how evolved younger people's attitudes are about sexual orientation and experience.

'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 24, 2021

The new hit series "It's A Sin" has helped spark a record-breaking rise in HIV testing in the U.K.

5 Things People Living with HIV Need to Know About the Next COVID Relief Package

5 Things People Living with HIV Need to Know About the Next COVID Relief Package

Feb 23, 2021

The COVID relief bill will closely resemble the $1.9 trillion package that President Biden outlined, with a few variations. For those living with HIV, there several key points to consider.

Watch: 'It's a Sin' Trailer for HBO Max Miniseries

Watch: 'It's a Sin' Trailer for HBO Max Miniseries

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 15, 2021

The trailer for the new British miniseries "It's a Sin," which will debut on HBO Max on February 18, has just dropped.

'It's a Sin' Director 'Outraged' by 'Shock' Over Gay Sex Scenes

'It's a Sin' Director 'Outraged' by 'Shock' Over Gay Sex Scenes

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 15, 2021

Peter Hoar is "outraged" and calling out the pearl-clutchers "shocked" by gay sex in his new HIV drama "It's a Sin."

Gov. Cuomo Expands COVID Vaccine Access to HIV+ New Yorkers

Gov. Cuomo Expands COVID Vaccine Access to HIV+ New Yorkers

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 11, 2021

This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include people living with HIV.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Studied HIV/AIDS at Gay Bathhouses in 1980s San Francisco, New York

Dr. Anthony Fauci Studied HIV/AIDS at Gay Bathhouses in 1980s San Francisco, New York

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 9, 2021

In a new interview with NPR, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed how he conducted research in gay bathhouses and bars at the 1980s apex of the AIDS epidemic.

HIV Vaccine Approach Succeeds in First Clinical Trial

HIV Vaccine Approach Succeeds in First Clinical Trial

Feb 7, 2021

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced this week.

National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with Virtual Exhibition

National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with Virtual Exhibition

Feb 5, 2021

The specially curated exhibition features 56 blocks of the Quilt that memorialize loved ones lost to AIDS, sharing stories and raising awareness about HIV today, particularly among communities of color.

New Study Reveals COVID Disparities Among Those Living with HIV

New Study Reveals COVID Disparities Among Those Living with HIV

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 5, 2021

A new study reveals the impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV, adding to the alarming disparities the pandemic has inflicted on the LGBTQ community.

'It's A Sin' Star: I Became HIV-Positive after My First Sexual Experience

'It's A Sin' Star: I Became HIV-Positive after My First Sexual Experience

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 30, 2021

Actor and AIDS activist Nathaniel Hall, a star of the '80s-set miniseries "It's A Sin," became positive after his very first sexual relationship. That eventually led to his one-man show and his efforts to combat stigma.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Jan 26, 2021

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

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