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  • To the mainstream scientific community, Dorman’s quest is quixotic at best, tilting at windmills made of glycoproteins and RNA. But Dorman, now a spry 80, hasn’t given up. He’s convinced that if the rest of the scientific community had joined him decades ago, millions of lives would have been saved. They still could be.

    June 1, 2018
  • The continued advances in treatment are delightful and hold optimism, even as scientists double efforts to find a vaccine or cure. But then some questions need to be asked; what is the level of awareness of persons living with HIV to the current efforts of finding either a preventive or a therapeutic vaccine?

    May 22, 2018
    Posterity Media
  • A team of Ugandan researchers will lead a six-year HIV vaccine research in East Africa in an effort to find an HIV vaccine.

    May 18, 2018
    New Vision
  • After decades of intense effort, an effective vaccine against HIV is not on the horizon — and, some say, may never be possible. So some AIDS researchers are going passive. As in passive immunization.

    April 18, 2018
    Antibody Related Research
  • HIV researcher Robert Redfield will lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…“I hope [that as CDC director] he would be able to maintain the commitment to evidence that has been the hallmark of his career to date,” says Mitchell Warren.

    March 21, 2018
  • Robert Redfield's decades of scientific work is "peerless," said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in a statement released Wednesday. But others point to his checkered past, including allegations of scientific misconduct.

    March 21, 2018
  • AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren argues for the use of voluntary medical male circumcision as one of the most powerful and cost-effective HIV prevention tools available.

    March 19, 2018
    BBC World Servce
  • Precisely because of the overwhelming success in recent years of oral PrEP -- which various large studies have found to prevent HIV by anywhere between 90 to 100 percent -- that the future of the douche and other sorts of topically applied anti-HIV agents, such as gels and dissolvable films, all loosely termed "microbicides," is suddenly up in the air, if not outright doomed.

    March 1, 2018
    The Body
  • Advocates working to end the AIDS epidemic fear they may lose ground under the Trump administration after coming within reach of ending the disease’s siege in the US and abroad.

    February 27, 2018
    The Hill
  • Several vaccines and drugs for preventing the spread of HIV are showing signs of success in clinical trials, three decades after scientists began the search. But some researchers fear that progress will stall without a coordinated strategy to ensure that the most promising therapies to prevent infection win support from policymakers and reach the people who need them.

    February 27, 2018