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New CDC estimates underscore the need to increase awareness of a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection

Approximately 1 in 4 gay, bisexual men; 1 in 5 people who inject drugs; and 1 in 200 heterosexuals should be counseled ...

Daily Pill Prevents HIV – Reaching People Who Could Benefit From PrEP

CDC’s latest Vital Signs report finds a continuing need to raise awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a daily pill that can ...

Progress Toward Preventing HIV Highlighted in Special Issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

New Rochelle, NY —New and emerging biomedical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) approaches to prevent HIV infection in targeted high-risk populations offer the most effective near-term strategy to reduce HIV transmission. ... Full story

Researchers Test a New Way to Protect People from HIV

The University of Rochester Medical Center is testing a new method to prevent HIV that scientists hope will boost the development of an effective vaccine for the virus, which infects approximately 2 million people each year, including 50,000 in the United States. ... Full story

Charlie Sheen & $10m worth of HIV stigmaCharlie Sheen & $10m worth of HIV stigma

Following widespread speculation, actor Charlie Sheen has publicly announced he is HIV positive. In an interview on the US Today Show, Sheen spoke about numerous extortion threats from former sexual partners and confidants. In the four years since his diagnosis, he has paid upward of US$10 million to buy people's silence about his HIV status. ... Full story

Research Finds Strong Uptake of HIV Prevention Medication Under ‘Real World’ Conditions

Men having sex with men are willing to take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a community clinic setting in order to prevent HIV/AIDS infection, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine. ... Full story

Vitamin D deficiency may limit immune recovery in HIV-positive adults

Athens, Ga. - A University of Georgia researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults. ... Full story

New research reveals millions of those infected with HIV have never been diagnosed due to the fear of being tested

Academics from Royal Holloway, University of London, have carried out the largest global review of psychological barriers behind HIV testing and the factors that may influence people’s decision to be tested. ... Full story

Alcoholism drug breakthrough in waking up dormant HIV

Researchers have come one step closer to eradicating HIV. ... Full story

HIV spreads faster as violent conflict looms

A new Brown University analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out. ... Full story

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