This week New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious plan to significantly reduce the state s AIDS population. Several obstacles exist to achieving his goal of reducing the virus prevalence, but one many point out is the high number of people with an
Gov. Pence of Indiana just decided to combat an HIV outbreak in a rural county via the harm-reduction tactic of needle exchange. We applaud him, while wondering why he gave the epidemic a 3-month head start?
A recent study by the from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that half of gay and bisexual men infected with HIV are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy.
Truvada, a prescription drug used to prevent HIV infection, was recommended earlier this year by the CDC in combination with condoms for high-risk individuals. However, despite
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A new report from the CDC analyzed data on the rate of diagnoses of HIV between 2002 and 2011. The researchers, led by Anna Satcher Johnson, MPH and colleagues, used data from the CDC s National HIV Surveillance System to examine these trends. Their report was published in JAMA, and presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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If there is a better example of the law of unintended consequences we have never seen it. The incredibly successful battle against HIV/AIDS has saved many lives, and will no doubt continue to save many more. Once HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) drugs, aka cocktails, became available in 1995, there was a steep drop in the number of AIDS deaths in the US.
The Mississippi Baby, a baby born HIV-positive, was introduced to the world last year as cured and virus-free. However, several
When a patient is diagnosed with an acute HIV infection, it could take days, if not weeks, to get the first dose of antiretroviral drugs. But a San Francisco clinic is pushing for expedited methods, halting the spread of HIV and fast.