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5 JANUARY 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 1

Media Coverage

  • Although great strides have been made at combating human immunodeficiency virus, leading to better quality of life and a longer life expectancy for those living with the virus, significant problems remain. As an AIDS basic researcher, I have experienced firsthand why lab work takes so long to reach actual AIDS patients.

    January 4, 2018
    The BodyPro
  • New research coming in from the University of Michigan suggests that those who have been exposed to certain types of mental and physical stress during adolescence may experience a higher incidence of HIV as adults.

    January 4, 2018
    General
    Contagion Live
  • The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on Thursday said that it would be conducting the first South African integrated biological and behavioural survey on HIV in transgender women looking at HIV prevalence in South African transgender women. This study will be conducted in the Cape Town, Johannesburg, and the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape beginning later this month.

    January 4, 2018
    General
    Citizen
  • What turned out to be harder than you bargained for? The death rate from AIDS and preventing mother-to-child transmission during birth, those things have gone super well. But the prevention, getting people to change their behavior and getting the vaccine or drug that would protect you, that has not succeeded.

    January 4, 2018
    General
    TIME
  • For generations, America has been the world leader in biomedical research innovation. Lately, though, it has been losing its preeminence in discovery to other countries….Declining levels of federal funding for biomedical research, along with inefficient allocation of funds by the National Institutes of Health, are jeopardizing innovation.

    January 3, 2018
    General
    STAT News
  • President Donald Trump’s decision to fire his HIV/AIDS advisory panel and refusal to fill other key policy positions puts the US at risk of slipping backward on prevention just as the opioid epidemic threatens to spread the virus among intravenous drug users.

    January 3, 2018
    General
    Politico
  • PlushCare, a new app that allows gay men to access the HIV prevention drug PrEP through their phone, promises to revolutionize HIV prevention and care….Just download the app and put in your insurance information,….Then you book an appointment with the doctor of your choice.

    January 3, 2018
    South Florida Gay News
  • Will St Leger, Adam Shanley and several other sexual health advocates have created an online resource for those in Ireland looking for information.

    January 3, 2018
    GCN
  • The same kind of DNA tinkering that produced the first FDA-approved gene therapy for cancer has shown hints of suppressing and even eradicating HIV infection in lab animals, scientists have reported.

    January 2, 2018
    General
    Scientific America
  • Florida has made history by being one of the first US states to offer free HIV-preventing medication statewide.

    January 1, 2018
    Pink News
  • For our last issue, HIVandHepatitis.com reviews some the year's major HIV, viral hepatitis, and related news highlights.

    December 29, 2017
    Cure, General, Treatment
    HIV and Hepatitis
  • In Kenya.…We see progress in reducing new infections among adults, providing preventive medication and providing oral self-testing for HIV. But more must be done to reduce new infections among adolescent girls and young women, female sex workers and men who have sex with men.

    December 27, 2017
    General, PrEP, Treatment
    The Conversation
  • The development of an HIV vaccine has proven extraordinarily difficult. One of the reasons is that naïve precursor B cells that can give rise to mature B cells producing broadly neutralizing antibodies are exceedingly rare within the average human. Yet, despite their low frequency these B cell precursors can outcompete their B cell competitors under the right conditions.

    December 26, 2017
    Antibody Related Research, HIV Vaccine
    Science Daily

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