Prevention Highlights, Part 1: PrEP
At the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Montreal, Tim Horn talks with Sharon Hillier, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, about the latest in prevention science. Part 1 focuses on progress toward an effective PrEP intervention.
Prevention Highlights, Part 2: Treatment as Prevention
At the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Montreal, Tim Horn talks with Sharon Hillier, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, about the latest in prevention science. Part 2 focuses on the notion of treating people with HIV as soon as they test positive as a way to prevent HIV transmission on a community-wide level.
February 26, 2009
HIV and the Brain: What to Watch Out For
At the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Montreal, David Evans talks with Scott Letendre, MD, from the University of California in San Diego, about the latest research on HIV and neurocognitive functioning. Dr. Letendre reveals how commonplace cognitive disorders are in people with HIV, and what you and your doctor can do about them.
A Diva's Disclosure
Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race gives us more than just snaps and fabulosity; he proves that HIV won’t slow his strut down the catwalk of life. (Watch video of Ongina promoting the M*A*C AIDS Fund.)
The Global Fund Faces $5 Billion Funding Gap in 2010 Future challenges facing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria include raising $8 billion amid a worldwide recession as well as bolstering global health care systems and financing a better pay scale for health care workers in the developing world.
February 25, 2009
HIV and Cancer: Prevalence and Prevention
At the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Montreal, David Evans talks with Nancy Crum-Cianflone, MD, a researcher and physician from the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, about the latest information on cancer and HIV disease, which cancers are more likely in people with HIV, and the best ways to prevent them.
February 24, 2009
15 Years of AIDS at the Oscars From Philadelphia to Slumdog Millionaire, HIV has moved from the front row to Hollywood’s back alley. Can Milk nurse AIDS awareness back to health? POZ’s former deputy editor Bob Ickes weighs in on the issue.
February 20, 2009
Antiretroviral Highlights from CROI
At the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Montreal, David Evans talks with Tony Mills, MD, a private practice physician and researcher at the University of California in Los Angeles, about the latest in antiretroviral research. Dr. Mills gives his take on the surprising results of an Isentress (raltegravir) clinical trial, the latest news from Gilead about their four-in-one pill, and the promise of viral eradication.
Drugs to Watch in 2009 Experts think we’re about to enter a dry spell in terms of new HIV treatments, with no truly novel compounds available for treatment-experienced patients likely for the next several years. They remain hopeful, however, that new technologies and avenues of research could spark the next great leap forward.
February 11, 2009
Cupid Strikes Twice Two HIV-positive couples find love both near and far through POZ Personals.
February 05, 2009
AIDS Activists Protest NYC Health Commissioner for CDC Head
President Obama may nominate New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, to succeed Julie Gerberding, MD, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Wall Street Journal reports. In direct response to that news, an alliance of AIDS organizations and advocates gathered February 3 on the snowy steps of City Hall to protest Frieden’s possible appointment to head the CDC.
February 04, 2009
Focusing on the HIV Epidemic Among Young Black MSM
The fifth annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS took place January 22 to 25 in Atlanta. Sponsored by National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM), the conference convened community leaders and health professionals to discuss the epidemic among black men who have sex with men (MSM). Our People, Our Work, Our Success was this year’s theme.
February 03, 2009
Change of Face: Should Government Pay for Lipoatrophy Treatment? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is accepting public comments until February 16 to help it decide whether to cover treatments for facial wasting. Sharing your story, or the story of a loved one, could help secure coverage of these therapies for HIV-positive people who need them.
February 02, 2009
Defend HIV Prevention: Call Your Senator Today! The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and AIDS activists nationwide are calling for the immediate passage of the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), which will allocate $400 million for HIV and STI prevention funding.
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