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What Are the Common HIV Transmission Pathways Among Trans Women? Img

What Are the Common HIV Transmission Pathways Among Trans Women?

Many trans women living with HIV may contract the virus because they or their sexual partners are intravenous drug users (IDU), finds a new study.

Trust Gay Men: IPERGAY Finds Zero New Infections, Even With Infrequent Sex Img

Trust Gay Men: IPERGAY Finds Zero New Infections, Even With Infrequent Sex

It turns out that you can trust gay men at high risk for HIV to take care of their health -- even if they have to remember to take an HIV prevention pill before sex.

Mosaic Antigens and Mountaineering Metaphors: Climbing Toward the Next HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trial Img

Mosaic Antigens and Mountaineering Metaphors: Climbing Toward the Next HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trial

Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V. is now rapidly advancing an experimental prime-boost HIV vaccine regimen, with plans announced to launch a large-scale "proof of concept" efficacy trial in women in late 2017/early 2018.

PrEP Updates From the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science Img

PrEP Updates From the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science

Brief IAS 2017 summaries of ongoing research on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), evaluating its long-term effectiveness and safety, patient experiences, and alternative dosing schedules, such as an on-demand regimen.

Mosaic HIV Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Early-Stage Trial Img

Mosaic HIV Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Early-Stage Trial

The vaccine candidate is called a "mosaic" vaccine because it includes snippets from a variety of different HIV subtypes, called clades. It is designed to work globally against most clades.

Dapivirine Ring Safe and Accepted in Adolescents Img

Dapivirine Ring Safe and Accepted in Adolescents

A vaginal ring that contains dapivirine was "liked" by 93% of adolescent participants in a small U.S. trial of the device that was presented at IAS 2017.

Sharon Hillier, Ph.D.

Dapivirine Study Reveals Best Path Forward for Future HIV Microbicide Research

Dapivirine does not appear to be affected by a woman's vaginal microbiome composition when administered as a vaginal gel or film.

Devin Sok, Ph.D.

Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies From Cows May Hold the Key to an HIV Vaccine

Cows injected with proteins mimicking HIV were able to rapidly produce broadly neutralizing antibodies in their blood as soon as 35 days after immunization, according to a new study.

Velephi Okello

Swaziland Dramatically Reduces HIV Incidence Through Test-and-Treat Programs

Swaziland has dramatically reduced the number of new HIV infections while simultaneously getting a substantial portion of the HIV-positive population on treatment.

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Snapshot From IAS 2017

"There is good news and bad news, often in the same story," AVAC writes.