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  • People who started taking AIDS drugs soon after they were diagnosed were healthier and had fewer side-effects than people who waited, a new study found. Researchers were so impressed by the results that they have stopped the study early and will offer the drugs to all the volunteers taking part.

    May 27, 2015
    NBC News
  • The search for an effective vaccine is in its most promising phase ever, with some 30 different candidates in the pipeline reflecting an exciting array of scientific approaches. But we don’t yet have all the tools we need, which is why it is the worst time to scale back on AIDS research.

    May 18, 2015
    The Hill
  • As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day today, an Associate Professor of Paediatric Dentistry and Consultant at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, Dr. Morenike Ukpong, has called for all hands to be on deck to ensure that all available HIV prevention methods reach people who need them.

    May 18, 2015
    All Africa
  • The Body shares an AVAC infographic for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

    May 15, 2015
    The Body
  • Mitchell Warren, Jean-Michel Molina, Myron Cohen, Jared Baeton and Simon Collins discuss the future of pre-exposure prophylaxis at CROI 2015.

    April 29, 2015
    The Body Pro
  • African nations should move towards implementation of interventions that have already been proved to work while awaiting a vaccine or cure for HIV and AIDS, a senior HIV and AIDS advocate has said.

    March 30, 2015
    The Herald (Zimbabwe)
  • A new study reports that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system within months of infection.

    March 26, 2015
    The Atlantic
  • Two meetings decades ago fundamentally changed AIDS treatment for the better. Will Vancouver 2015 be the meeting where science, rights and action get in sync and revolutionize the epidemic once again? Will Durban 2016 lead to massive mobilization for decisive action on ending the epidemic?

    March 25, 2015
    Huffington Post
  • An interview with AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren on the new data presented at CROI 2015, what's next for women and PrEP and why the Partners's Demonstration project integrated treatment and prevention success is so promising for women.

    March 4, 2015
  • A range of antiretroviral based prevention trials released data providing strong new evidence for how well daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) work to prevent new HIV infections. The studies were presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

    February 26, 2015
    Voice of America