Topics :: HIV/AIDS

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Temple University Eliminates HIV Virus From Human Cells

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

By Liz Highleyman | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done.

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 Alferon® 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.

PWN-USA Joins Merck for National HIV Campaign "I Design"

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
In an effort to encourage people living with HIV to speak to their doctors about their current treatment, the Positive Women's Network - United States of America (PWN-USA) has teamed up with Merck to launch "I Design," a national HIV educational campaign.

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.

GMHC Holds Zumba Fundraiser at Chelsea Piers

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
On Sunday, July 27, Zumba Fitness teachers Richard Martinez and Eileen Bastien, will host for a second time the Zumba® Fitness AIDS Fundraiser to benefit GMHC.

Ask the Doc: Gov. Cuomo Endorses PrEP for HIV Prevention

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The latest news on HIV comes alive in this week's installment of our popular Ask the Doc column.