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International HIV Conference Reveals Exciting Progress in Global HIV Fight

French AIDS ambassador Michèle Boccoz, executive director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé, mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Christine Kafando, a community health worker from Burkina Faso, speak at a press conference on the new 90-90-90 UNAIDS report.Benjamin Ryan Highlights from the research presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris. […]

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Moves Closer to Reality

By Warren Tong From TheBody.com Interesting reading from TheBody.com about long-acting injectable HIV treatment. Long-acting injectable treatment takes another step closer to becoming a real-world option for people living with HIV. The latest 96-week data from the LATTE-2 study, which is investigating long-acting injectable maintenance therapy for people with HIV, were presented at the 2017 International Conference on […]

Scientists Shed Light on How HIV Raises Heart Disease Risk

Thinkstock Researchers found a way to block a protein linked with blood clotting and inflammatory processes using a drug derived from tick saliva. August 30, 2017 – reprinted from Poz.com Researchers have uncovered a new pathway by which HIV leads to the chronic inflammation and immune activation associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. […]

Fashion Icon Kenneth Cole Launches the “End AIDS Coalition”

“We are at a tipping point in the fight against AIDS, with a quickly closing window of opportunity.” August 10, 2017 UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé and End AIDS Coalition founder Kenneth Cole Courtesy of UNAIDS American fashion designer and longtime AIDS activist Kenneth Cole launched the End AIDS Coalition (EAC), a collaborative effort aimed […]

Fractures occur at an earlier age among men with HIV

An interesting article from AIDSMap… Michael Carter Published: 13 June 2017 The incidence of fractures begins to rise a full decade earlier in HIV-positive men compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the United States report in AIDS. Analysis by age group showed that fracture incidence among men in their 50s was double that observed […]

HIV Levels Before Treatment Can Predict This Immune System Indicator

Researchers may have finally answered a bedeviling chicken-or-egg question about the relationship between the persistence of HIV in the body during antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and the virus-related immune system activation and inflammation that also continues while people are on ARVs. This finding likely adds further weight to the urgency of diagnosing and treating HIV as […]