Why HIV Care Isn’t Reaching Those Who Need It Most

Hydeia Broad Dam He never knew life without HIV. Born HIV positive in 1984, Broadbent’s virus progressed to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS); T cell (white blood cells that help protect your body) have dropped dangerously. Then, a HIV/AIDS diagnosis was often a death sentence, but Broadbent was determined to live his short life to the …

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aging Research

HealthyWomen and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) explores what people know about HIV and aging, including barriers to diagnosis, treatment, testing, stigma and care. Changes in treatment options are increasing life expectancy for people with HIV. More than half (51%) of people diagnosed with HIV in the United States in …

HIV Preventive Care Should Be Free in the US. So Why Some

Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Anthony Cantu, 31, counsels patients at a San Antonio health clinic about a daily pill that has been shown to prevent HIV infection. Last summer, she started taking the medicine herself. pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP. The regimen requires lab tests every three months to make sure the potent …

How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat Cancers, HIV, Autoimmunes

With Deborah Fuller, University of Washington The two most successful coronavirus vaccines developed in the US – the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines – are both mRNA vaccines. The idea of ​​using genetic material to generate an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses beyond the reach of conventional vaccines. …

HIV Prevention Pill PREPARATION Now Free on Most Insurance Plans – but

1st of December World AIDS Day By Paul Shafer, Boston University and Kristefer Stojanovski, Tulane University Since the start of the HIV epidemic in 1981, more than 700,000 Americans They died of AIDS. Being infected used to be a death sentence. But now, 40 years later, the US is on the verge of eradicating HIV. …