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Spreading HIV is Against the Law in 37 States, with Penalties Ranging Up to Life in Prison

Sep 24, 2021

Despite the fact that HIV is now a treatable medical condition, the majority of U.S. states still have laws on the books that criminalize exposing other people to HIV.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Sep 18, 2021

September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sep 15, 2021

Sudden cardiac death — which occurs minutes after the heart suddenly stops beating — is far more likely to strike people living with HIV, according to a national study of U.S. veterans.

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

Aug 31, 2021

A potential HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson did not provide protection against the virus in a mid-stage study, the drugmaker said Tuesday.

Watch: National AIDS Memorial Releases Mini-Documentary, 'Substance Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS'

Aug 28, 2021

A new documentary released by The National AIDS Memorial brings to light the stories of people living with HIV and the complex intersection of drug addiction and recovery.

New Study Reveals Continued Stigma and Discomfort Around HIV

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 27, 2021

A new survey looking at stigma around HIV has found a pervasive blend of ignorance and discomfort when it comes to the virus and people living with it — and it's getting worse.

To Reach Marginalized Communities, HRC Foundation Launches At-Home HIV Testing Initiative

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 24, 2021

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has launched an initiative to allow people in marginalized communities to overcome health care disparities by testing for HIV at home.

New HIV Vaccine, Based on COVID-19 Vaccine Research, Heads for Trials

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20, 2021

Moderna is set to begin Phase I trials of two promising vaccines against HIV, using technology it developed in its successful efforts to create a vaccine against COVID-19.

DaBaby's Rant Only Scratches of Stigma Often Faced by People Living with HIV

Aug 10, 2021

A clinical psychologist takes a deeper look at the harm caused by DaBaby's homophobic and racist rant.

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2021

The governor of Illinois has signed into law a slate of four bills that decriminalize the status of HIV positive people and extend protections to the LGBTQ community.

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27, 2021

There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

83-Year-Old Man Diagnosed with HIV; Risks Not Confined to the Young

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 18, 2021

The recent HIV diagnosis of an 83-year-old man — thought to be one of the oldest people diagnosed as living with the virus — shows that risks remain real even for the elderly.

UNAIDS Report: The Double Jeopardy of HIV and COVID-19

Jul 14, 2021

The 2021 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update highlights evidence that people living with HIV are more vulnerable to COVID-19, but that widening inequalities are preventing them from accessing COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services.

How Gay Neighborhoods Used the Traumas of HIV to Help Cities Fight COVID

Jul 6, 2021

According to new research, gay neighborhoods have been particularly well-equipped to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

The White House announced the appointment of an out gay man, Harold Phillips, as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, or (ONAP). The June 5 announcement coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first report on AIDS.

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Jun 11, 2021

Gilead announced in April it will change how much it reimburses through that assistance program. For pharmacies that contract with certain safety-net clinics, the change means less reimbursement cash to pass along to the clinics.

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

By Edith M. Lederer | Jun 11, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world's nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls.

National AIDS Memorial Reflects on 40 Years of the AIDS Epidemic

Jun 6, 2021

Leaders of the AIDS movement came together at San Francisco's National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States.

Could HIV and COVID Collide, Complicating Efforts to Eradicate the Pandemic?

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5, 2021

HIV and COVID may be colliding to create an even more complicated roadmap to eradicating the virus due to genetic shifts that could change the behavior of SARS-CoV-2.

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