The AIDS virus is capable of genetically evolving and independently replicating in patients’ brains early on, according to new research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.
Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.
Hundreds recognized World Aids Day in Baltimore Monday with a living red ribbon at Morgan State University.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.
Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone with an additional 100 Marines to join 200 already on the ground to help medical authorities cope with the outbreak.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a top-level forum in Washington, D.C., that the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything he’s seen since the AIDS epidemic.
Nearly 20 million cases of a sexually transmitted disease infection are reported each year in the United States and the number could be higher because many sufferers don’t show symptoms.
Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers.
Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.