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Men Continue to Fall Behind Women in Global HIV Testing, Treatment

Men Continue to Fall Behind Women in Global HIV Testing, Treatment

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2022

Men are faring worse than women in terms of global efforts to increase HIV testing and treatment — a crucial part of reducing rates of HIV transmission.

How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat HIV, Cancers and More

How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat HIV, Cancers and More

Jan 24, 2022

Using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses, including mRNA and DNA vaccines.

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

Jan 20, 2022

UCLA researchers have reported preliminary success in a revised strategy eliminating HIV-infected cells.

New mRNA-Based Vaccine Shows Promise Against HIV

New mRNA-Based Vaccine Shows Promise Against HIV

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 29, 2021

A new vaccine using messenger RNA has shown promise in trials involving mice and monkeys.

New CDC Report Details Higher Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American, Latinx Communities

New CDC Report Details Higher Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American, Latinx Communities

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 28, 2021

A new CDC report shows how HIV/AIDS has impacted African-American and Latinx men who have sex with men.

Study: HIV Prevention Treatments Low Among Gay Southern Black Men

Study: HIV Prevention Treatments Low Among Gay Southern Black Men

Dec 27, 2021

A new study reveals low PrEP use and poor access to HIV care are contributing factors for HIV infection for Black men in the South who have sex with men.

FDA Approves First Injectable Treatment for HIV Pre-Exposure Prevention

FDA Approves First Injectable Treatment for HIV Pre-Exposure Prevention

Dec 25, 2021

Apretude is the first FDA-approved injectable drug to reduce risk of sexually acquired HIV.

Streaming Doc 'Right to Try' Follows Man's Journey with Experimental HIV Treatment

Streaming Doc 'Right to Try' Follows Man's Journey with Experimental HIV Treatment

By Steve Duffy | Dec 17, 2021

Longtime HIV survivor Jeffrey Drew took part in an experimental trail for an HIV cure and filmed his experience for a short documentary streaming on Peacock.

Addressing Racism Toward Black Women in Health Care Key to Ending US HIV Epidemic

Addressing Racism Toward Black Women in Health Care Key to Ending US HIV Epidemic

Dec 13, 2021

Forty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Black women continue to bear the highest burden of HIV among women.

New CDC Recommendations: Boost PrEP Prescriptions, Education Efforts

New CDC Recommendations: Boost PrEP Prescriptions, Education Efforts

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 11, 2021

The CDC's updated guidelines encourage PrEP education and more prescriptions, as well as "updated testing recommendations," to combat HIV transmission.

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.

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.

Meet Trans HIV Advocate Lailani Muniz

Meet Trans HIV Advocate Lailani Muniz

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 1, 2021

Trans and HIV activist Lailani Muniz has been an advocate all her life, whether for the differently abled, the trans community, or those living with HIV. In this chat with EDGE, she explains what that means.

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.

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Nov 15, 2021

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople who helped care for people with HIV and AIDS during the early period of the epidemic in the U.S. "at great risk to their profession and reputation."

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.

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