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Gov. Cuomo Expands COVID Vaccine Access to HIV+ New Yorkers

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 11, 2021

This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include people living with HIV.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Studied HIV/AIDS at Gay Bathhouses in 1980s San Francisco, New York

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 9, 2021

In a new interview with NPR, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed how he conducted research in gay bathhouses and bars at the 1980s apex of the AIDS epidemic.

HIV Vaccine Approach Succeeds in First Clinical Trial

Feb 7, 2021

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced this week.

National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with Virtual Exhibition

Feb 5, 2021

The specially curated exhibition features 56 blocks of the Quilt that memorialize loved ones lost to AIDS, sharing stories and raising awareness about HIV today, particularly among communities of color.

New Study Reveals COVID Disparities Among Those Living with HIV

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 5, 2021

A new study reveals the impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV, adding to the alarming disparities the pandemic has inflicted on the LGBTQ community.

'It's A Sin' Star: I Became HIV-Positive after My First Sexual Experience

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 30, 2021

Actor and AIDS activist Nathaniel Hall, a star of the '80s-set miniseries "It's A Sin," became positive after his very first sexual relationship. That eventually led to his one-man show and his efforts to combat stigma.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Jan 26, 2021

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

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

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24, 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.

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

Jan 23, 2021

Americans could take some cautionary lessons from South Africa, the nation that fared the worst during the HIV/AIDS epidemic because of the many stumbles and mistakes of its different governments.

FDA Approves 1st Long-Acting HIV Drug Combo, Monthly Shots

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 22, 2021

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus.

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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