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HIV Transmission Declining In U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

HIV Transmission Declining In U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

By Eric Brus | Mar 14
The annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased 18% from about 45,700 infections in 2008 to about 37,600 infections during 2014, according to the CDC, but Southern states still have higher rates.

Broadway Backwards Raises Money for BC/EFA

Broadway Backwards Raises Money for BC/EFA

Mar 13
On Monday, March 13, three Tony Award-winning performers and stars from Broadway's biggest hits will be among the star-studded storytellers sharing their hearts through song at this year's Broadway Backwards.

Child Porn Case Dropped as U.S. Refuses to Show Software Code

Child Porn Case Dropped as U.S. Refuses to Show Software Code

Mar 12
Federal prosecutors have dropped child pornography charges against a Washington teacher after the U.S. Justice Department refused to disclose information about a software weakness it exploited during an investigation last year.

LGBT People And Those Living With HIV Have Disproportionately Benefitted From ACA, Have Much At Stake In Reform Debate 

LGBT People And Those Living With HIV Have Disproportionately Benefitted From ACA, Have Much At Stake In Reform Debate 

Mar 10
On March 7, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief outlining the essential elements of a revised national health insurance strategy to ensure that LGBT people and people living with HIV have broad access to health insurance.

March 10 is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10 is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Eric Brus | Mar 10
Friday, March 10, will mark the 12th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). And on May 20, The National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) will be observed.

amfAR Grants Enlist Help of Bioengineers to Overcome Obstacles to Curing HIV

amfAR Grants Enlist Help of Bioengineers to Overcome Obstacles to Curing HIV

Mar 9
In a novel approach to conquering HIV, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pairing HIV researchers with bioengineers to address the main barrier to a cure for HIV: the persistent reservoirs of virus not cleared by antiretroviral therapy.

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Mar 9
Some California lawmakers want to repeal laws passed at the height of the AIDS epidemic that they say unfairly punish HIV-positive people based on outdated science.

Theratechnologies Ibalizumab Well Tolerated Via Both Intramuscular and Intravenous Administration

Theratechnologies Ibalizumab Well Tolerated Via Both Intramuscular and Intravenous Administration

Mar 6
Theratechnologies Inc. announced the results of pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) data comparing the intramuscular (IM) with the intravenous (IV) administration of ibalizumab that was presented at CROI.

88-Year-Old Woman Stops Rape By Claiming to be HIV-Positive

88-Year-Old Woman Stops Rape By Claiming to be HIV-Positive

Mar 6
An 88-year-old Pennsylvania woman says she talked an attacker out of raping her by lying to him that she was HIV-positive.

UCLA Study Shows Limited HIV Subset Moves From Mother to Child

UCLA Study Shows Limited HIV Subset Moves From Mother to Child

Mar 3
New UCLA research suggests that in the transmission of HIV-1 from mother to child, only a subset of a mother's viruses infects their infants either in utero or via breastfeeding.

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