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Functional Cure?

Fourteen people with HIV have achieved “viral controller” status after being treated with antiretrovirals during the acute phase of infection.



HIV-Related Violence

Gay and bisexual men who experience domestic violence are twice as likely to not use condoms.



Cure Buzz Premature?

The cases of two HIV-positive stem cell transplant patients stir debate.



Understanding Disproportionate Black MSM HIV

Research by Gregorio Millett, MPH, shows black men who have sex with men are less likely to engage in risky HIV behaviors.



Old Dog,
New Tricks?

A new Selzentry regimen of HIV medications shows potential as a first-line therapy for people with the virus.



A Thousand Unite in Protest

The We Can End AIDS march ends in a major red ribbon action at the White House gates.



Sex Workers
At Risk

The criminalization of condoms in major cities across the United States is preventing sex workers from carrying them.



AIDS 2012 Opens

Delegates call on world community to recommit to bringing an end to AIDS through shared global responsibility.



Pathway
to a Cure

Group notes key priorities for cure research in pre-AIDS 2012 report and symposium.


Women
and PrEP

Most U.S. women at risk for HIV are initially unaware of pre-exposure prophylaxsis, but support it.



Coinfection Connection

Even with ARVs, people with HIV and hepatitis C are at higher risk of serious liver disease compared with HCV monoinfection.



Implementation
Is Lagging

Study explores
HIV treatment improvements and challenges in 23 countries.



MSM Can Use Home HIV Tests

Men who have sex with men at high risk of HIV can successfully use in-home rapid HIV tests to screen sex partners.



Test-and-Treat Considerations

Targeting groups at high risk for HIV for testing and immediate treatment where financial resources are limited.



The Deciding Moment

Phill Wilson (above), Anthony S. Fauci, MD, and Hillary Clinton speak at the opening plenary.



HPTN 052
Follow Up

HIV-serodiscordant couples are no more likely to abandon safer sex practices over time.



HHS Welcomes Delegates

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces innovative public-private partnerships.



Many Meds

TAG, iBase report reviews latest HIV, hep C and TB treatment, cure research.


Fighting HIV Criminalization

Discriminatory laws prevent programs and strategies from effectively stemming the epidemic.



Violence
and HIV

Domestic violence raises the short-term risk of death for women with or at risk for HIV.



Meeting the
HIV Challenge

Global funding and human rights can overcome the persistence of the pandemic.



The Virus
at Work

The HIV Law Project reports employment discrimination persists in the United States.



Negotiating Services

Data from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago highlight discrepancies in progress towards universal HIV care.



Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commits to developing a plan for the next phase of U.S. HIV efforts.



Norvir Rival

Compared with Norvir (ritonavir), people with HIV using cobicistat were just as likely to see their viral loads drop to undetectable.



Lifting Up
All Women

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, shares her reflections on the XIX International AIDS Conference.



Priorities to
End AIDS

AVAC, amfAR issue global agenda to end the epidemic.

NEWSFEED


Might Aspirin Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in People With HIV?

Generic-Based Regimen in U.S. Could Save Nearly $1 Billion in First Year of Use

Novel Vaginal HIV Microbicide Ring Enters Large-Scale Clinical Trial

What Do U.S. Women at Risk for HIV Think About PrEP?

HIV Integrase Inhibitor Dolutegravir Comparable to Isentress for First-Line Therapy

Engagement in U.S. HIV Care: Problem Even Worse Among Blacks, Young People

Colliding Epidemics: HIV, TB and Other Diseases

How to Fight HIV Criminalization in Courts of Law and Public Opinion

Violence, Human Rights Abuses Fuel HIV Epidemic

Toward a Cure: Virologic Control Documented in 14 Acute HIV Treaters

Defining Domestic Violence Among Gay and Bisexual Men and the Link to HIV

Despite ARV Therapy, HIV/Hep C Patients Face Increased Risk of Serious Liver Disease

Domestic Violence Doubles Risk of Death for HIV-Positive Women

Young and Restless: Youth Leadership Demands Place at the Table

Turning the Tide on Transmission: Women and Girls

CDC Data Links Poor Viral Load Suppression to Increased HIV Risk Among Black MSM

New Stem Cell Transplant Cases Encouraging, but Cure Buzz May be Premature

U.S. Tops List of Global HIV-Criminalization Hot-Spots

High Viral Loads Linked to HIV Risk Among Black MSM

Behavioral Factors Don't Explain Disproportionate HIV Epidemic Among Black MSM

Turning the Tide of HIV for MSM, Sex Workers and Trans People

HIV Treatment Increases Life Expectancy, Proves Cost Effective, in HIV-Endemic Region

Young Black MSM Acquiring HIV at Three Times the Rate of White MSM

‘Substantial Minority’ of MSM Would Use Condoms Less When on PrEP

Entry, Retention and Treatment Success Rates Vary in Four U.S. Cities

MSM Able to Use Home HIV Tests to Screen Sex Partners and Lower Risk

International AIDS Experts: Meeting Today’s HIV Challenge

Nuke-Sparing Selzentry Regimen Shows Potential as First-Line HIV Therapy

We Can End AIDS March Converges on White House

Study Explores Treatment Improvements, Challenges in 23 Countries

NA-ACCORD: ARV Usage and Health Outcomes Improving in North American Cohorts

Test-and-Treat Has Cost Versus Benefit Considerations

Similar Efficacy, Side Effects in Study of Gilead Booster Cobicistat Versus Norvir

Criminalizing Condom Possession Puts Sex Workers at Risk

HIV Employment Discrimination Still an Issue in US, UK

U.S. Accomplishments, Future Endeavors, Focus of Sebelius AIDS 2012 Welcome Comments

AIDS 2012 Opener: Collaboration is Key to an 'AIDS-Free Generation'

Fauci, Wilson, Clinton: Moving Towards an 'AIDS-Free Generation'

Hillary Clinton Backs Demand for AIDS-Free Generation Blueprint

HPTN 052 Follow Up: No Increase in Unsafe Sex; Continued Viral Suppression

Ending AIDS: AVAC, amfAR Outline Key Interventions, Priorities

HIV Cure Research Priorities Outlined in Report, Symposium

Robert Carr Doctrine: Time to Stop Social Inequity in HIV/AIDS Fight

HIV Treatment Now Reaching More Than 6 Million in Southern Africa

Punitive Laws, Human Rights Abuses Threaten HIV Progress

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VIDEO
AIDS 2012 participants share their stories.
Over 1,000 people converged on the White House during the XIX International AIDS Conference to demand major changes to domestic and international HIV policy.
Moderated by Regan Hofmann, this roundtable discussion on the crisis in access to HIV care includes Vignetta Charles, Laurie Dill, Cynthia Gomez, Kathie Hiers, David Holtgrave and David Munar.
Violet Kanonuhwa John Damonti Chirfi Guindo
EYE ON I.A.C.
The XIX International AIDS Conference
July 22-27 in Washington, DC

Click here to go to the AIDS 2012 website.







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