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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(…)

Report Details Transgender People’s Economic Struggles

The estimated 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. experience disproportionately high rates of poverty compared with the general population and others within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, according to a new report by transgender advocacy groups. Their financial difficulties are linked to isolation that results from discrimination in the workplace, in the health(…)

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(…)