May 7, 2013 2:09 pm
In halachic precedent, Israel’s former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron rules life-saving organ donation can be received from HIV-positive patient, even if recipient may be infected with disease.
March 6, 2013 3:02 pm
Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV coursing through her veins, invading her white blood cells and eroding her immune system. Her adoptive parents would find out three years later, after her biological mother and brother tested positive for the virus.
January 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Stanford scientists have developed a technique to genetically engineer certain immune cells and make them resistant to HIV – a technique that, if proved successful in human subjects, could provide an alternative to the lifetime of medication that people with HIV infections now face.
May 18, 2012 12:43 am
The FDA is considering whether to approve the use of an at-home HIV test. But, as a bioethicist points out, the test doesn’t come with counseling for people who test positive or negative and it’s only 93 percent accurate.
May 17, 2012 9:51 am
An at-home HIV test that claims to diagnose the disease in 20 minutes from saliva on a mouth swab is a step closer to hitting store shelves, now that an advisory panel of experts recommended the test kit’s approval to the Food and Drug Administration.
March 13, 2012 4:30 pm
Many advocates for syringe exchanges say that in allowing an outdated moral agenda to trump science, politicians like Rogers are launching a misguided attack on both drug users and taxpayers in general. Eight federally-funded research reports have concluded that these programs reduce HIV transmission without increasing the use of illicit drugs. In New York City, the rate of new HIV infections among drug users fell 80 percent after the city implemented syringe exchanges. And the cost savings from such programs have been enormous: A clean syringe costs about $0.97 (PDF), according to Human Rights Watch. The average lifetime cost for treating HIV, in contrast, is around $300,000.