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Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

Many Health Plans Now Must Cover Full Cost of Expensive HIV Prevention Drugs

Many Health Plans Now Must Cover Full Cost of Expensive HIV Prevention Drugs

By Michelle Andrews | Jan 5, 2021

Starting this month, most people with private insurance will no longer have to decide whether they can afford to protect themselves against HIV.

PrEP Price Gouging: Should We Expect Same With COVID Vaccine?

PrEP Price Gouging: Should We Expect Same With COVID Vaccine?

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 15, 2020

Concerned about the availability and affordability of burgeoning COVID-19 vaccines? Price gouging is nothing new. Just look at the history of HIV preventative drugs.

New Initiative Launches for Older People Living with HIV/AIDS

New Initiative Launches for Older People Living with HIV/AIDS

Dec 9, 2020

Grantmakers In Aging has initiated Moving Ahead Together: A Framework for Integrating HIV/AIDS and Aging Services to end isolation among and improve care for older people living with HIV.

White House Takes Credit for Bush-Era World AIDS Day Commemoration

White House Takes Credit for Bush-Era World AIDS Day Commemoration

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

The White House has shamelessly taken credit for honoring World AIDS Day "in a way that no president has before," according to Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2020

SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ elders, is commemorating World AIDS Day by elevating the experiencing older people living with HIV and remembering those that the community has lost to AIDS.

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Dec 1, 2020

Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 1990s have countries faced such a common health threat. This explains why UNAIDS has selected the theme "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

By Mogomotsi Magome | Dec 1, 2020

Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

Dec 1, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial has launched the first-ever 50-state virtual AIDS Quilt display. The curated exhibition includes digital images from thousands of hand-sewn quilt panels, each telling the story of loved ones lost to AIDS.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Nov 24, 2020

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Nov 19, 2020

Scientists from the HIV Prevention Trials Network recently found that a PrEP regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Nov 18, 2020

"We have the tools at our hands to prevent infection and to keep people living with HIV healthy. Our barrier to achieving this vision is no longer science; it is systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia," says Dr. Demetre Daskalakis.

'Elegies for Punks, Angels and Raging Queens' Revival Set as Online Benefit

'Elegies for Punks, Angels and Raging Queens' Revival Set as Online Benefit

Nov 9, 2020

Created in the height of the AIDS crisis, the online benefit will star Broadway's best and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Study Finds Long-Acting Shot Helps Women Avoid HIV Infection

Study Finds Long-Acting Shot Helps Women Avoid HIV Infection

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 9, 2020

Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every two months worked better than daily pills to help keep women from catching HIV from an infected sex partner.

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

Oct 31, 2020

The virtual conference focused on racism and white supremacy in HIV and public health industries and workplace, equipping leaders in public health with tools to battle racism.

National AIDS Memorial to Launch 50-State AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

National AIDS Memorial to Launch 50-State AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

Oct 15, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial has announced a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) that will feature more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. territories.

HHS Awards $2.4 Billion in HIV/AIDS Grants

HHS Awards $2.4 Billion in HIV/AIDS Grants

Oct 9, 2020

The funding supports a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, medication and essential support services vital to improving the health quality of more than half a million people with HIV in the United States.

Timothy Ray Brown, 1st Person Cured of HIV, Dies of Cancer

Timothy Ray Brown, 1st Person Cured of HIV, Dies of Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 30, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as "the Berlin patient," the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died. He was 54.

First Man Cured of HIV Infection Now has Terminal Cancer

First Man Cured of HIV Infection Now has Terminal Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 28, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago.

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

By Billy McEntee | Sep 27, 2020

Despite an overall decrease in HIV infection rates, the rates for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men are more than four times that of white males. EDGE finds out why.

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