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New HIV PrEP Drug Approved by FDA; Not Tested for All Groups

New HIV PrEP Drug Approved by FDA; Not Tested for All Groups

By Sam Cronin | Oct 11
The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Descovy as an HIV prevention drug on Thursday. Descovy contains a newer formulation of the drug in Truvada, which has been used to treat those infected with HIV since 2004.

California OKs Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

California OKs Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Oct 8
Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread of infection.

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Sep 19
Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them.

A Gene-Editing First: Scientists Tried CRISPR to Fight HIV

A Gene-Editing First: Scientists Tried CRISPR to Fight HIV

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 12
Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient's HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus.

Canada's Recommendations on Changes to HIV Criminalization - Do They Go Far Enough?

Canada's Recommendations on Changes to HIV Criminalization - Do They Go Far Enough?

Sep 9
If the Standing Committee's recommendations are adopted, they could diminish the harms experienced by women living with HIV under Canada's current approach to criminalization.

Humanitarian Activist Winnie Byanyima Named to Head UNAIDS

Humanitarian Activist Winnie Byanyima Named to Head UNAIDS

By Maria Cheng | Aug 15
Winifred "Winnie" Byanyima, a former Ugandan politician and the current head of the humanitarian group Oxfam International, was appointed the new executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency on Wednesday.

Police: Woman Says She Lied in Video About Spreading HIV

Police: Woman Says She Lied in Video About Spreading HIV

Aug 8
A Georgia woman told police she lied about being HIV-positive in a viral Facebook Live rant in which she claimed to have intentionally infected others.

Georgia Woman's Viral Rant Says She's Infecting Men with HIV

Georgia Woman's Viral Rant Says She's Infecting Men with HIV

Aug 7
A Georgia woman who went on a viral Facebook Live rant claiming she was HIV-positive and intentionally infecting others is now being investigated by police.

New PrEP Protocol Reduces the Number of Pills Required

New PrEP Protocol Reduces the Number of Pills Required

By David Tuller | Aug 1
Health officials and AIDS advocates in San Francisco hope to expand the use of an effective HIV prevention drug with a new approach that requires fewer pills than the standard once-a-day regimen.

Men and HIV: How Poverty, Violence and Inequality Play a Part

Men and HIV: How Poverty, Violence and Inequality Play a Part

Aug 1
Are HIV-risk behaviors intimately tied to male power? A South African researcher examined this view and its impact on HIV transmission.

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