Topics :: HIV status

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.

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.

SF’s Magnet Celebrates Their 11th Anniversary

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Later this evening, July 9, the San Francisco AIDS service organization Magnet celebrates their 11th Anniversary with delicious food, fantastic drinks, amazing company and a photo booth.

Missed Nat’l HIV Testing Day? Get Tested Anyway

By Denise Royal | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Last Friday was National HIV Testing Day, but even if you missed it, or forgot, or didn’t even know about it, don’t worry because getting tested is important every day. This year’s annual theme is "Take the Test, Take Control."

Cuomo: Boost HIV Tests, Treatment to End Epidemic

Monday Jun 30, 2014
New York state has a plan to end its three-decade HIV epidemic by the year 2020.

Across the U.S., June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and across the nation, AIDS service organizations, LGBT groups and even local drugstores are holding events to promote people getting tested and knowing their serostatus.

Del Shores: My Sordid Best Benefits AID Atlanta

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
On June 11 and June 12, Del Shores will come to Atlanta for two benefit performances for the AIDS Service Organization AID Atlanta.

Sandra Bernhard Comes Out to Support HIV Equal Testing Event

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 30, 2014
On May 31, celebrities including Sandra Bernhard will gather at BarTini Ultra Lounge to be tested for HIV and photographed as part of Jack Mackenroth’s HIV Equal Project.

Film Aims to Shed Stigma Around HIV

By Gregory Pleshaw | Friday May 30, 2014
Cyclist Parker Trewin’s life changed forever when he discovered he was HIV-positive. Trewin spoke in front of a crowd that recently gathered at Magnet to see the premiere of a documentary that Trewin spearheaded called "My Status is Not a Secret."