Topics :: HIV prevention

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Jack Mackenroth Pledges to Raise $50,000 on BRAKING AIDS Ride

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 25, 2014
Jack Mackenroth has pledged to raise $50,000 for the BRAKING AIDS Ride, a 285-mile trek from Boston to NYC. Help him meet that goal!

HIV Infections Rise, Thwart Brazil's AIDS Efforts

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil - with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24.

ACRIA and Amida Care Host "Dialogue for Life" with Douglas Brooks

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 4, 2014
On August 7-8 in New York City, ACRIA and Amida Care will co-host "Dialogue for Life" forums, led by Douglas Brooks, the newly appointed Director of The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

CDC Says Docs Testing MSM for HIV, But Few Others

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows that while most primary care physicians offer regular, routine HIV testing to gay and bisexual men, only 1 in 5 provides routine screening for all patients.

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for 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 AlferonĀ® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

By Liz Highleyman | Sunday Jul 20, 2014
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.