HIV & AIDS

Study: Most Gay Male Teens Not Getting Tested for HIV

Young men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, reports a new national Northwestern Medicine study conducted in partnership with the Center for Innovative Public Health Research. The greatest barriers to(…)

Former Wrestler Jailed for 30 Years for ‘Recklessly’ Transmitting HIV

  A former college wrestling champ has been jailed for 30 years for ‘recklessly’ transmitting HIV – after failing to disclose his status via gay hook-up apps. In May, Michael Johnson, a former Missouri wrestling star known as ‘Tiger Mandingo’, was found guilty by a court of a number of charges after seeking men for(…)

Paying Those at Risk for HIV to Take Drugs Doesn’t Work

Paying patients in the Bronx and in Washington — where infection rates are high among poor blacks and Hispanics — up to $280 a year to take HIV medications daily improved overall adherence rates very little, a new study found. SEATTLE — A major study testing whether Americans would take HIV drugs daily if they(…)

Hook-up Apps Popular Vehicle for HIV Advocates

  Hook-up apps on smartphones continue to be an avenue for HIV health advocates to reach gay men at risk, Bloomberg reports. Citing surging rates of new infections in gay and bi men 24 or younger, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the CDC coordinated an online campaign last month with several dating services to(…)

Potential New Vaccine ‘blocks All Known Strains of HIV’

A novel drug candidate against HIV has been created by a joint team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL. The scientists consider it to be so potent and effective that it could form the basis of a vaccine. drugs and syringe The scientists designed a protein that simultaneously binds to(…)