• March 6, 2014   BY Murrey Jacobson 

    It’s been an interesting week in the field of AIDS research.

    There’s been talk about potentially giving people quarterly shots or injections instead of daily pills, gene therapy to fight off HIV, and an infected baby that was treated so aggressively with AIDS drugs within hours of its birth that HIV can no longer be detected. Scientists in Boston have been meeting at an annual conference and have been discussing these early, but important new findings. Continue reading

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    February 28, 2014   BY Geoffrey Guray 

    A new article in the journal Preventive Medicine says researchers might be able to learn more about HIV outbreaks — and even help to prevent them — by coupling location data from certain tweets with location data on reported HIV … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2013   BY Jason Kane  

    Is an AIDS-free generation on the horizon? Not without the help of sex workers and other marginalized "key populations," public health officials say. Continue reading

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    August 12, 2013   BY Jason Kane 

    On a narrow, dusty street in Tanzania, two women are fighting the global battle against tuberculosis and HIV. One is a nurse, the other is a drug dealer. Continue reading

  • June 3, 2013   BY Jason Kane  

    In 2014, many HIV patients who receive medication through state-based drug assistance programs will be shifted to other forms of health coverage. It’s an uncertain time for most HIV patients in the United States. A full two-thirds of them rely … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2013  

    Researchers announced that for the first time, a child born with HIV has been cured. To learn whether this offers hope to thousands of HIV positive babies worldwide, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2013   BY Sarah Clune and Jason Kane  

    The first baby has been cured of HIV, researchers announced Sunday. The case was publicly unveiled at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta. The infant, who is now two and a half years old, was born … Continue reading

  • December 24, 2012  

    The Rev. Rick Frechette went to Haiti 25 years ago on a religious mission to shelter families "broken by tragedy." In his mid-40s, he decided to become a doctor and built a modern pediatric medicine facility. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports as part of our Agents for Change series on the challenges Frechette has faced. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012   BY Online DA 

    AIDS awareness posters were part of domestic and international public health campaigns to promote HIV testing, safe sex and better knowledge of the virus and disease. Here is a sample of the 6200 posters physician Edward Atwater collected that are now housed at the University of Rochester. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012  

    In 2012, 34 million people are living with AIDS worldwide. That’s both good news and bad news. Ray Suarez talks to National Institutes of Health’s Dr. Anthony Fauci about accomplishments by the medical and public health communities to address HIV/AIDS and what must be done in the future to continue curtailing transmission. Continue reading