September 12, 2013 4:50 pm
A new vaccine against simian immunodeficiency virus has proved effective in monkeys, offering hope that researchers can develop a similar vaccine against HIV.
August 15, 2013 2:19 pm
In his opinion, Sugarman highlights the importance of considering and managing risk for the sexual partners of research subjects, and maintaining confidentiality as has been done.
July 10, 2013 2:58 pm
The HIV gene medicines company Calimmune announced today that the first patient has begun treatment in a Phase I/II clinical trial designed to determine whether a pioneering genetic medicine approach can help to protect individuals infected with HIV.
May 1, 2013 1:44 pm
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finalizes its guideline that everyone 15 to 65 be screened for the virus that causes AIDS.
April 18, 2013 3:39 pm
Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why.
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.
August 7, 2012 9:24 pm
A private boarding school in Hershey, Pa., has offered a spot to a teen who was denied entry last year because he is HIV-positive. “Milton Hershey School will no longer refuse admission to otherwise qualified students who have HIV,” school president Anthony Colistra said. Colistra said the school offered the ninth-grade student a place for fall classes in a private letter sent to the boy and his mother July 12.
August 6, 2012 7:52 pm
A lawsuit was filed, as it should have been, for a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ever since the legal battle that exploded when Ryan White got expelled from his Indiana middle school in 1984 for being HIV-positive, it has been clear that excluding children from school, any school, due to their being HIV-positive is wrong. Careful study has shown that kids with HIV do not pose any serious risks to their fellow students or staff — and that is why it is illegal to discriminate against kids or anyone else with HIV.
July 9, 2012 9:18 pm
I think the disadvantage is small compared to the potential benefit of more people finding out,” Gallant says. “The CDC recommends that everyone be tested for HIV. This test offers a new option for many who wouldn’t otherwise be tested. It will allow infected people to start lifesaving treatment earlier, and will help prevent transmission to others.”