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World Without AIDS: Update on HIV Cure and Vaccine Research

Warren Tong,; Posted Jul 22, 1:04 a.m. ET

Getting to a world without HIV/AIDS is realistic, but still requires a lot of research, according to Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At AIDS 2014, he discussed the critical challenges that remain, including our mixed progress toward a cure or vaccine.

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #2: Criminals and Mannequins, Both Fighting HIV Stigma

Mark S. King,; Posted Jul 22, 12:10 a.m. ET

In Mark S. King's second video blog from AIDS 2014, he takes us inside a pre-conference event focused on HIV discrimination, hits the streets of Melbourne to offer a taste of how the conference is affecting the city, and gives us a sneak peek at what to expect this week out of the conference's Global Village.

Cacophony or Consensus? Snapshots of a Complicated AIDS Conference

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Jul 21, 10:41 p.m. ET

AIDS 2014 opens with heartbreaking tributes and breathtaking testimonies, and spins into a whirlwind of events, analyses and demands for key populations, "undetectable for all," LGBT justice and more.

AIDS Crisis, or Funding Crisis: Call for Resources Comes From All Corners of AIDS 2014

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Jul 21, 5:52 p.m. ET

Voices at AIDS 2014 echo around the world as community leaders caution that scientific breakthroughs won't reach their potential unless funding cuts stop and new resources are added.

Share Your Stories!

Everyone living with HIV has a story to tell. Find out how to share your own experiences in one or both of the series below, which feature the writings of readers like you.

Day One With HIV: Finding Out Your Status, in Your Own Words

Regardless of where or how it happened, the day you received your HIV-positive diagnosis was likely among the most intense days you'll ever live through. Some of's readers have generously shared their experiences -- to reflect on how they've changed, and so that others would know that they too can survive, and even thrive, following that fateful day. How did you get through it?

Other Sides of HIV: People Taking HIV Meds Share Stories About Side Effects

Many types of medications can save or improve lives, but they can also have unintended consequences. For some people living with HIV, taking meds can be a complicated cycle -- and for others, a Sunday stroll. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV never experience any at all. It seems like everyone's got a story about side effects. What's yours?


7 Amazing Things Michael Kirby Said About HIV at the AIDS 2014 Opening Ceremony

Myles Helfand,; Posted Jul 21, 3:02 p.m. ET

One of the most powerful moments of the evening event that officially began AIDS 2014 was the speech given by Michael Kirby, a former High Court of Australia justice and widely respected global human rights advocate.

Addressing the Sexual Health and HIV Prevention Needs of Same-Sex Attracted Transgender Men

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Jul 21, 2:20 p.m. ET

The session took on common myths about trans MSM -- often left out of conversations, care and research -- and called for respectful and safe access to testing, information, research and care.

On Best Wishes, Joep

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.,; Posted Jul 20, 10:57 a.m. ET

"Joep's death is too close and so difficult for me to bear," writes Ben Young, M.D., Ph.D. "I met Joep nearly 20 years ago. ... Joep, already a world-famous AIDS physician/researcher from Amsterdam, a doctor-activist. Me, a just out-of-training, star-struck junior HIV doctor from Denver."

An Airplane, a Missile, and an Unfathomable Moment in the War Against HIV

Myles Helfand,; Posted Jul 18, 10:15 a.m. ET

In the global community of those who fight HIV/AIDS, death is an ever-present enemy. It is a fact to be endured, because we have no choice. We fight premature death, but we also expect it. Yet we don't expect it to come like this.

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Will the Hobby Lobby Decision Open the Door for HIV-Related Health Insurance Restrictions?

Katherine Moriarty,; Posted Jul 17, 9:05 a.m. ET

The landmark ruling allows some corporations to get out of ACA's contraception rules due to religious beliefs. Could the decision also affect LGBT people, people with HIV or PrEP users?

AIDS 2014 to Focus on Scaling Up What Works

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Jul 16, 3:42 p.m. ET

Human rights, implementation science and prevention advances among the hot topics and priority issues at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Ms. Mississippi Not Cured of HIV. What Next?

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.,; Posted Jul 16, 1:56 p.m. ET

The not-cured Mississippi child is "another HIV-infected child whose health was failed by the weaknesses in our community and health care systems," writes experienced HIV clinician Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. "Unless we actively insist on doing better, ending pediatric HIV won't happen."

How Will New Hepatitis C Drug Pricing Affect Health Care Costs?

Warren Tong,; Posted Jul 16, 1:56 p.m. ET

It's been a breakthrough year for hepatitis C treatment, but that breakthrough has come with a price tag that has stirred considerable debate. We take a closer look at how hep C drug pricing could impact future health care costs.

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