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New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

Jul 21
amfAR has awarded more than $3.5 million for 13 new research grants to support innovative approaches to depleting or eliminating the persistent reservoirs of HIV not cleared by antiretroviral therapy.

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science Convenes in Paris

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science Convenes in Paris

Jul 21
Emerging opportunities to cure or achieve the long-term remission of HIV infection will be the focus when scientists, advocates and funders gather for the International AIDS Society (IAS) HIV Cure & Cancer Forum on July 22-23.

House Maintains Funding for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

House Maintains Funding for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

Jul 20
Last night, the HHS approved a funding bill that maintains funding for most domestic HIV and hepatitis programs, however it eliminates and cuts critical programs essential to addressing HIV/AIDS, including the Minority AIDS Initiative.

Quigley Leads 32 Democrats in Sending Letter to FDA Urging End of Discriminatory Blood Ban

Quigley Leads 32 Democrats in Sending Letter to FDA Urging End of Discriminatory Blood Ban

Jul 20
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley led 32 Democratic colleagues in sending the FDA a letter urging them to update outdated restrictions on blood donation by MSM.

For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

By Marcia Cheng | Jul 20
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

3 Kenya Men Sentenced to Death for Stripping, Abusing Woman

3 Kenya Men Sentenced to Death for Stripping, Abusing Woman

By Tom Odula | Jul 19
A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to death for stripping naked and abusing a woman during a wave of attacks by mobs claiming that women were inappropriately dressed.

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

Jul 19
A streamlined and integrated method of tracking medical records called a laboratory health information exchange narrowed the gap in anti-retroviral therapy and viral suppression between HIV-positive blacks and whites, according to UCLA researchers.

Quest Diagnostics Contributes $5,000 to Non-Profit With Most HIV Testing Pledges

Quest Diagnostics Contributes $5,000 to Non-Profit With Most HIV Testing Pledges

Jul 19
Quest Diagnostics supports National HIV Testing Day with a 'pledge' campaign and a hefty doantion.

500+ Constituents Occupy Capitol Hill GOP Senators Offices to Tell Them: 'Kill The Bill, Don't Kill Us!'

500+ Constituents Occupy Capitol Hill GOP Senators Offices to Tell Them: 'Kill The Bill, Don't Kill Us!'

Jul 18
Following the huge direct actions of June 28 and July 10, in which 140 Americans, including many with serious health conditions, were arrested in their Senator's DC offices for civil disobedience, still more constituents plan to flood Capitol Hill.

NMAC Launches New 'Save Our Services' Campaign to Fight Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Vital HIV Services

NMAC Launches New 'Save Our Services' Campaign to Fight Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Vital HIV Services

Jul 18
Today, NMAC Launches "Save Our Services," an innovative campaign created to empower Americans across the country in fighting the proposed federal budget cuts that would cause severe harm to vital HIV treatment and prevention services.

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