Topics :: HIV

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Temple University Eliminates HIV Virus From Human Cells

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

By EDGE | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of Alferon® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

PWN-USA Joins Merck for National HIV Campaign "I Design"

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
In an effort to encourage people living with HIV to speak to their doctors about their current treatment, the Positive Women's Network - United States of America (PWN-USA) has teamed up with Merck to launch "I Design," a national HIV educational campaign.

Fourth Generation of HIV Testing Allows Earlier Detection

By Christiana Lilly | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Thanks to advances in HIV testing, labs can detect the disease in a person's blood up to two weeks earlier than before.

Number of People With HIV Unchanged Since 2012

By Maria Cheng | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency.

GMHC Holds Zumba Fundraiser at Chelsea Piers

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
On Sunday, July 27, Zumba Fitness teachers Richard Martinez and Eileen Bastien, will host for a second time the Zumba® Fitness AIDS Fundraiser to benefit GMHC.