Keep up to date on the latest HIV/AIDS research! Check out our special conference page. So far, highlights include: No transmission with undetectable viral loads, the second baby ever that’s been cured of HIV and the possibility of monthly PrEP injections!
IFRC is joining the fight to ensure that 15 million people living with HIV around the world have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015.
Our readers are taking this ‘Best Cover’ contest to the streets!
If you haven’t already done so, please click this link, then click like to help us win the ASME Readers’ Choice Award for “Brainiest cover”: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151895647926436&set=a.10151895647276436.1073741851.59153151435&type=3&theater
One lucky liker (chosen at random) will receive a personalized, signed copy of the mag & a signed copy of Mark S. King’s latest book!
A new study based on the genetic information from 150,000 people has discovered a rare gene mutation that prevents even obese people from developing type 2 diabetes.
Synthesizing the mutation with drugs would be particularly promising for people with HIV because we have elevated rates of diabetes.
"The main news is that in the PARTNER Study so far there have been NO TRANSMISSIONS within couples from a partner with an undetectable viral load, in what was estimated as 16,400 occasions of sex in the gay men and 14,000 in the heterosexuals." - From AIDSmap’s “No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study”
Many of our readers (even the furry ones!) have already shown their support — and there is still time to help us if you haven’t done so yet. Just click this link then click like to help us win the ASME readers choice award for brainiest cover: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151895647926436&set=a.10151895647276436.1073741851.59153151435&type=3&theater
For some incentive: One lucky liker, selected at random will win a personalized, signed copy of both the magazine and Mark S. King’s latest book!
Are Monthly PrEP Injections (Rather Than Once-a-Day Pills) In HIV Prevention’s Near Future?
CDC Scientists have found that the long-acting investigational ARV GSK744 can fully prevent SIV transmission in female pigtail macaques. But how long will it be until we can test on the human form?
How to Save a Life
Iris House teams up with Blood Sweat and Heels’ Dmetria L. Lucas to gear up new HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for NYC’s communities of color. The ASO’s new campaign, “How to Save a Life” brings up five different conversations through five themes, each representing a distinct facet of NYC’s at-risk community. Check it out here!
We’re neck and neck in ASME’s readers choice contest, please help us pull ahead!
Shawn Decker: As an AIDS educator, I get it- the word “AIDS” scares a lot of people. Get them in the theater and entertain/enlighten them by any means necessary….
I, for one, am not mad at Matthew McConaughey. He rescued a dead script from obscurity and breathed life into the performance. An actor mentioning AIDS out of obligation at an award’s ceremony might give us, those living with the virus, a good feeling inside. But I believe it does very little to educate those in the dark or get them truly interested in the cause.