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Britain Eases Rules for MSM to Donate Blood

Britain Eases Rules for MSM to Donate Blood

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The UK government has changed the rules regarding blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM). From now on, they will be able to donate blood within three months of sexual activity, instead of 12 months.

Doctors Without Borders Says New UNAIDS Report Fails Those in West and Central Africa

Doctors Without Borders Says New UNAIDS Report Fails Those in West and Central Africa

Jul 24
UNAIDS says that more than half of all people with HIV are now on treatment. But Doctors Without Borders say they are failing to factor continued support for those in West and Central Africa.

HIV Experts Make Call for Continued Global HIV Funding

HIV Experts Make Call for Continued Global HIV Funding

Jul 24
HIV experts joined forces in an official press conference at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) today to issue a strong call for a renewed global commitment to funding for HIV research and programs.

Josh Robbins Shares Summer Travel Tips for People With HIV

Josh Robbins Shares Summer Travel Tips for People With HIV

Jul 24
Summer is the time for trips to the beach, barbecuing with family friends, vacationing, and HIV activist Josh Robbins shares his tips for those living with HIV.

Rare Case of 9-Year-Old in HIV Remission for Years, Without Drugs

Rare Case of 9-Year-Old in HIV Remission for Years, Without Drugs

Jul 24
A nine-year-old South African child diagnosed with HIV at a month old has been living with HIV in remission for his whole life, without regular medication.

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 24
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines, more evidence early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.

New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

Jul 21
amfAR has awarded more than $3.5 million for 13 new research grants to support innovative approaches to depleting or eliminating the persistent reservoirs of HIV not cleared by antiretroviral therapy.

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science Convenes in Paris

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science Convenes in Paris

Jul 21
Emerging opportunities to cure or achieve the long-term remission of HIV infection will be the focus when scientists, advocates and funders gather for the International AIDS Society (IAS) HIV Cure & Cancer Forum on July 22-23.

House Maintains Funding for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

House Maintains Funding for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

Jul 20
Last night, the HHS approved a funding bill that maintains funding for most domestic HIV and hepatitis programs, however it eliminates and cuts critical programs essential to addressing HIV/AIDS, including the Minority AIDS Initiative.

Quigley Leads 32 Democrats in Sending Letter to FDA Urging End of Discriminatory Blood Ban

Quigley Leads 32 Democrats in Sending Letter to FDA Urging End of Discriminatory Blood Ban

Jul 20
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley led 32 Democratic colleagues in sending the FDA a letter urging them to update outdated restrictions on blood donation by MSM.

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