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The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Broadens Collaboration With Gilead Sciences: Signs License for Phase III Medicine Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF)

Medicines Patent Pool; Posted Jul 24, 2:37 p.m. ET

"The MPP is an innovative mechanism for increasing access to both patented pipeline and existing medicines," said Gregg Alton, the executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs for Gilead Sciences.

Zero HIV Infections When PrEP Is Taken 4 or More Times a Week

Warren Tong,; Posted Jul 24, 12:10 p.m. ET

Open-label study reveals strong interest in PrEP among men and transgender women who have sex with men, as well as high levels of effectiveness with less than perfect adherence.

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #4: One World, One Place, Thousands of Voices -- The Awesome Advocates of HIV/AIDS

Mark S. King,; Posted Jul 24, 11:26 a.m. ET

A willingness to help others is one of our most precious human traits. As you will see, it survives even the most dire life circumstances.

AIDS 2014 Snapshots: U.S. in the Lens, Sex Workers Refuse to Be Unseen, and Everyone's Got a Point of View

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Jul 23, 5:48 p.m. ET

Although AIDS 2014 is an international conference, the U.S. still finds itself under scrutiny for HIV risk behaviors among youth, and for what the Mississippi Baby situation says about the south; plus we've gathered other important topics you may have overlooked.

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?


The Lancet Says Decriminalizing Sex Work Could Significantly Reduce HIV Infections

Katherine Moriarty,; Posted Jul 23, 12:55 p.m. ET

The leading medical journal asserts that decriminalization of sex work could have the largest effect on the course of the HIV epidemic, stopping 33—46% of incident infections in the next 10 years.

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #3: The Global March and Candlelight Vigil

Mark S. King,; Posted Jul 23, 2:16 a.m. ET

In his most emotional video blog yet from the 20th International AIDS Conference, Mark S. King takes to the streets of Melbourne with activists for the HIV/AIDS mobilization march and candlelight vigil -- a pair of events that remind us all of why we're here, and why we're together in this global fight.

1 Day, 2 Courts, 2 Contradictory Rulings on Federal Taxes for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Sue Saltmarsh,; Posted Jul 22, 3:34 p.m. ET

The dissenting judge says the ruling "portends disastrous consequences," but the White House says it "does not have any practical impact on premium subsidies issued to enrollees now."

Overall HIV Diagnosis Rate Falls in U.S., but Rises for Young People

Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted Jul 22, 2:04 p.m. ET

Even though HIV testing became more accessible, the total number of diagnoses dropped. However, rates rose for youth overall, and for older MSM.

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2 Australian Men "Cleared" of HIV After Bone Marrow Transplants

Warren Tong,; Posted Jul 22, 1:32 p.m. ET

Promising news, but call it remission rather than cure, for now: Seemingly HIV-free, they remain on antiretrovirals as precaution, due to relapses in Mississippi and Boston.

Human Rights Violations Create HIV Risk Environment in the U.S. South

Warren Tong,; Posted Jul 22, 12:58 p.m. ET

A Human Rights Watch researcher at AIDS 2014 asserts that international law on human rights and public health obligates the U.S. to provide education, care and rights for U.S. Southerners.

When Science Meets HIV Prevention, Pleasure Cannot Be Left Behind

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Jul 22, 12:40 p.m. ET

Sexual decision-making includes the rational -- scientific data about how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission -- but also desire and pleasure. At AIDS 2014, an august panel discussed the pleasure principles that should be a part of prevention methods, education and research.

Dutch Researcher, at AIDS 2014, Remembers the Friend He Lost on Flight MH17 (Video)

Myles Helfand,; Posted Jul 22, 10:32 a.m. ET

Peter Reiss, M.D., Ph.D., worked closely in Amsterdam alongside Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D., who died in the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Reiss only managed to avoid being on MH17 himself thanks to an unusual decision to arrive at AIDS 2014 early.

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