MTV Program Promotes Sexual Awareness
Courtesy HIV Plus Magazine Editors Get Yourself Tested is a media campaign aimed at encouraging young people to take responsibility for their sexual health. “GYT was developed to make it easier to talk about testing and STDs,” said Jason Rzepka, vice president of public affairs at MTV Networks, which is collaborating with the federal Centers […]
HIV-Negative Men Are Still Choosing Stigma Over Science
An HIV-negative writer asks: Why does resistance still persist against the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” message? By Mathew Rodriguez Poz Magazine A recent study confirms that fear of HIV continues to trump scientific knowledge of the virus. According to a recent study in the Journal of the International AIDS Society, a disturbingly high amount of HIV-negative […]
HIV and the Brain
HIV Quickly Starts Damaging the Brain, but Treatment Can Halt Progression By Benjamin Ryan Poz Magazine Not long after an individual contracts HIV, the virus penetrates the brain and begins to cause progressive damage to the volume of the organ as well as cortical thickness. Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment apparently halts this progression and is able to […]
Scientists cautiously optimistic about HIV vaccine candidate
By Jen Christensen, CNN July 7, 2018 (CNN)There may be a glimmer of hope in the fight to protect people from HIV-1, the most widespread type of the virus and the one that causes the most disease globally. A new vaccine appears to be safe and induced an immune response in humans and rhesus […]
Too Many People Are Dying By Suicide
Bourdain died by suicide while in France to film his CNN show “Parts Unknown.” Another week, we might be discussing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s alarming new suicide report in abstract terms. The CDC announced Thursday that suicide rates increased in all but one U.S. state from 1999 to 2016, and they […]
Invisible Life of HIV Made Visible
Written by: Kriti Varghese — [email protected] April 22, 2018 UC Davis researchers discover how to disrupt HIV latency. By lying dormant, HIV can dodge the body’s immune system and hide from treatments. UC Davis researchers might have just found the way to bring HIV out of hiding once and for all. “HIV latency is […]
The First Country to Achieve the UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 Target
In October 2014, the World Health Organization launched the 90-90-90 treatment goals. These goals proposed that by 2020, 90% of people with HIV will be diagnosed, 90% of diagnosed people will be in care; 90% of people receiving care will have durable HIV suppression. Achievement of the 90-90-90 targets will mean that at least 73% […]
Movie Review: Pushing Dead
From A&U Magazine by TJ Banks Danny Schauble (James Roday of Psych) is a writer who’s frequently at a loss for words—at least when it comes to putting them down on paper. In one-on-one conversation, he’s funny, quirky, and insightful. He lives with Paula (Robin Weigert), a massage therapist; holds poorly attended poetry slams […]
Ibalizumab (brand name: Trogarzo) is a new US FDA approved HIV medicine for adults who have limited treatment options. Check out the AIDSinfo fact sheet to learn more about this drug.
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