HIV & AIDS

Early HIV Hero, Dr. Mathilde Krim Has Died

Friends of the famed researcher announced her death on social media yesterday. Activist Peter Staley said on Facebook: “My greatest AIDS hero died a few hours ago. Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of amfAR, warrior against homophobia and AIDS-related stigma, dedicated defender of science and public health, and mother-figure and mentor to countless activists, will leave(…)

Teens Exposed to Drug Use, Mental Distress, Violence at Risk for HIV in Adulthood

The psychological and social risks that adolescents experience can have a lasting impact on adulthood. When those risks include drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence, they may engage in unsafe sexual behavior that increases their chance of HIV infection, according to a new longitudinal study by the University of Michigan. “Our findings support(…)

Hornet Joins Undetectable = Untransmittable Campaign to Fight HIV Stigma

  Today, Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, announced the company will join the international Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign becoming the first gay social network to support the initiative. Hornet, which has a longstanding history of community engagement around gay men’s health, is working to combat HIV stigma by continuing to raise awareness(…)

UNAIDS Calls to Quicken the Pace of Action to End AIDS

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in collaboration with UNAIDS, brought together six heads of state or government to accelerate action and get countries on the Fast-Track to end AIDS. World leaders joined around 500 partners from government, the private sector and civil society on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to reinvigorate(…)

IAS 2017: Progress on PrEP, treatment as prevention, and HIV cure science

While the world’s top HIV experts reported no earth shattering progress in preventing, treating or curing HIV at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), which took place in July in Paris, it did serve as an important marker of progress. HIV researchers revealed new data that further strengthened the case for PrEP(…)