There is no vaccine for HIV, but Fauci is hopeful. Researchers can learn a lot from COVID-19 vaccine development which can guide future progress.
The "Pose" star said he has diagnosed in 2007 and kept his status private because he feared backlash from the out of fear entertainment industry.
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Scientists discovered the technology that fuels COVID-19 vaccines 25 years ago. Now they want to use it to prevent other life-threatening illnesses.
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The first stage of HIV is called acute HIV and causes flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, and fatigue. During stage two of HIV, symptoms subside and you may even start to feel better. In the last stage of HIV, called AIDS, the immune system becomes severely damaged and the body […]
The University of Queensland and CSL COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been axed after some HIV tests returned false positive results. CSL and the University of Queensland highlighted that there were no adverse effects among the 216 participants who took part in the trial. The federal government will no longer proceed […]
HIV transmission through oral sex is rare, though not impossible. Having another STI, open sores in the mouth, or extenuating circumstances can increase the risk of contracting or spreading HIV through oral sex. Using condoms, getting tested regularly, and taking PrEP (if you’re at high risk for contracting HIV) can […]
President Donald Trump is trying to reset the narrative on healthcare as he gets closer to Election Day. He signed a slew of executive orders in recent weeks meant to lower drug prices, preserve coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and protect patients from getting massive medical bills. Most of […]
Survivors of the HIV/AIDs epidemic share three life-saving lessons for coping with COVID-19. The HIV/AIDS epidemic changed American culture. Since 1981,75 million people have had the HIV virus and approximately 32 million have died. Everything from practicing compassion to developing tolerance can help you get through this tough time. Visit […]
As public health departments across the country work to contain COVID-19 outbreaks, contact tracers – the people who warn others they might’ve been exposed to an infectious disease – are in short supply. Many public health department workers who typically trace HIV and STD cases are being redeployed to trace […]
The Food and Drug Administration is easing a ban that prevented many gay and bisexual men from donating blood. The new rules say that men who have sex with men can qualify to donate blood as long as they have abstained from sex for three months. Previously, they couldn’t donate […]
Certain pre-existing medical conditions like cancer and HIV can significantly weaken someone’s immune system, making it more likely for some people to develop more severe symptoms of coronavirus. People with “less-controlled HIV” – people who have HIV who aren’t receiving the proper treatment – are at risk for more dangerous […]
People in China are scrambling to get their hands on HIV medication after global health authorities suggested it could be used to treat the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. Medics around the world are currently holding clinical trials to test HIV medication as a potential treatment for the rapidly-spreading virus. There is […]
James Bushe has made aviation history by being the first person with HIV to obtain a pilot licence and fly a commercial plane. With the help of HIV Scotland, he overturned the Civil Aviation Authority’s stance on not allowing people with HIV who wish to pursue a career as a […]
Facebook has begun removing ads that have been criticised for promoting false information regarding an HIV-prevention drug, as the company continues to wrestle with policing ads on its platform. Earlier this month, an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – published on GLAAD’s website and signed by over 50 […]