As we inch closer to an HIV cure, the next big step is making long-acting antiretroviral therapy the norm and saying goodbye to one pill once a day. Such drugs could be used for both treatment and prevention. Here’s a review of the research so far.
Leading HIV clinician-researcher Carlos Del Rio, M.D., recently gave a whirlwind tour of 18 major studies that are among the most groundbreaking new scientific findings in HIV over the past 12 months.
NIH's Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., discusses new findings from the ASPIRE study about the experiences of women who used a vaginal ring at the recent HIV Research for Prevention Conference in Chicago.
HIVR4P 2016: Circumcision Offers Major Contribution to Ending HIV Epidemic as a Public Health Threat
Kenya's medical circumcision program launched early with ambition, charting circumcisions performed for 1.3 million men by the end of 2015, leaving evaluators asking what is and what will be the impact of this HIV prevention intervention on the epide...
"A clear highlight for HIVR4P 2016 was the unexpected volume of research into new molecules and formulations for PrEP," Simon Collins writes.
AVAC provides a rundown of news and presentations so far from the HIV Research For Prevention conference underway in Chicago.
One of the most promising candidates for future PrEP is a small molecule, highly potent NRTI EFdA, for which limited data have been presented, mostly in animals. Simon Collins reports.
The list of things that increase a person's risk for HIV acquisition are pretty well known: poverty, lack of access to health care, condomless sex with someone who doesn't know they have HIV. But vaginal bacteria? We investigate.
Despite Male Youth's Similar Sexual Behaviors, MSM Have a Significantly Higher Risk of Acquiring HIV
Despite not engaging in notably riskier sexual behavior, gay and bisexual male teens have an elevated risk of acquiring HIV because their sex partners are more likely to have HIV and they are more likely than their peers to inject drugs, according to...
Gay dating apps Grindr, Hornet and Blued recently discussed their efforts to promote PrEP education and HIV testing in a presentation at the International AIDS Conference.