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FDA Approves Descovy, Fixed-Dose HIV ART Medication

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 7
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Descovy, a combination HIV drug developed by biologic drugmaker Gilead Sciences.

Former South African President Criticized for AIDS Comments

INTERNATIONAL | By Christopher Torchia | Mar 8
Mbeki, who had questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, said in a Monday post on his foundation's website that nutrition was critically important and that antiretroviral drugs, or ARVs, should be used "with great care and caution."

Study Finds Anti-AIDS Vaginal Ring Partially Protects Women

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 23
In a new approach to HIV prevention, women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month, according to two long-awaited studies from Africa.

Santa Clara County, CA, Adopts Plan to End HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 20
At its February 9 meeting the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a "Getting to Zero" initiative developed by the county's public health department.

Love & Lust 2016: Two Years Later, the Bill Gates-Funded Condoms of the Future Are Stalled

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
The Gates Foundation recognized the need for a better condom and in 2013 announced a handful of grant recipients. Yet innovation seems to have stalled, and so far it appears little headway is being made.

HIV Diagnoses Rates Rise in Latinos

AIDS | By John McDonald | Dec 13
HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual Latino men continue to rise according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Asks America to "Sing for AIDS"

AIDS | By Mike Halterman | Nov 29
amfAR is asking the world to contribute to the cure by singing and uploading brief covers of the song "That's What Friends Are For" on social media using the hashtag: #SingForAIDS.

Gay Adult Star Turned HIV Educator

AIDS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 29
Rocco Steele lives with HIV. A gay adult performer and director, he is now having a second act as an HIV awareness educator.

Stonewall Exhibit Showcases International AIDS Posters

FINE ARTS | By Michael d'Oliveira | Nov 28
It was a time of information and misinformation and acceptance and disownment that Chuck Ross, chief museum curator of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, captures in the new exhibit.

Pope Says 'Catastrophic' if Interests Derail Climate Talks

AIDS | By Nicole Winfield and Tom Odula | Nov 27
Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions.

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