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Congress Budget Battles Could Leave HIV Funding Out in the Cold

Congress Budget Battles Could Leave HIV Funding Out in the Cold

Nov 30
As of right now, additional funding linked to the administration's Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtE) initiative has not been included as an anomaly in the current CR; as a result, the future of EtE programming remains in doubt.

New California Law May Expand Use Of HIV Prevention Drugs, With Caveats

New California Law May Expand Use Of HIV Prevention Drugs, With Caveats

By Mark Kreidler | Nov 21
The law, SB-159, eliminates mandatory doctor visits and bars insurance companies from requiring prior authorization for PEP and PrEP drugs.

Dance Teacher Pleads Guilty to Exposing Teen Boy to HIV

Dance Teacher Pleads Guilty to Exposing Teen Boy to HIV

Nov 20
A dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to raping a teenage student and exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Mailing Free Home HIV Tests Helps Detect More Infections

Mailing Free Home HIV Tests Helps Detect More Infections

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care.

Researchers ID New Strain of HIV

Researchers ID New Strain of HIV

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 7
Researchers say that technological advances have allowed them to identify a previously-unknown strain of the virus that causes AIDS in several samples that have been stored for years.

Medication Lockers Help Miami's Homeless Living with HIV

Medication Lockers Help Miami's Homeless Living with HIV

By Ellis Rua | Oct 28
A University of Miami-sponsored program called the IDEA Exchange has begun providing infected homeless people with medication lockers: secure locations where participants' prescriptions are stored.

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a new use for tesamorelin which may help reverse liver disease in those living with HIV. Read the highlights of the NIH press release here.

Aids Healthcare Foundation Calls on Makers of PrEP Drugs to Lower Prices

Aids Healthcare Foundation Calls on Makers of PrEP Drugs to Lower Prices

By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) called on October 5 for Gilead Sciences Inc. to cut prices of pre-exposure prophalaxis drug Descovy. The new medication,was recently FDA approved amid controversy concerning its limited lab testing demographics.

New HIV PrEP Drug Approved by FDA; Not Tested for All Groups

New HIV PrEP Drug Approved by FDA; Not Tested for All Groups

By Sam Cronin | Oct 11
The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Descovy as an HIV prevention drug on Thursday. Descovy contains a newer formulation of the drug in Truvada, which has been used to treat those infected with HIV since 2004.

California OKs Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

California OKs Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Oct 8
Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread of infection.

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