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Creating an AIDS-Free Generation With and for Adolescents

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 21, 4:47 p.m. ET

Participants at an International AIDS Conference event entitled "Creating an AIDS-Free Generation With and for Adolescents: Predict the Future by Creating It," noted that there is a great potential for paradigm shifts and improved outcomes for adolescents.

Global Gains Made Toward the 90-90-90 Targets

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 21, 4:43 p.m. ET

Countries are making rapid progress in scaling up HIV testing and treatment across several regions, participants at an event entitled "90-90-90 target workshop: a vehicle for knowledge translation of treatment as prevention" heard.

Transgender Preconference Meeting

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 21, 4:39 p.m. ET

On 17 July, more than 400 representatives of transgender women and their supporters took part in the first transgender preconference meeting to be held at an international AIDS conference.

Young People Leading the HIV Response

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 21, 4:33 p.m. ET

To ensure that young people have the information and tools required to actively engage in the 21st International AIDS Conference, the Durban Youth Force, a coalition of youth advocates, convened a youth preconference event on 16 and 17 July at the Durban University of Technology.

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?


It's Not Enough to Test for HIV and Treat It -- Social Factors Matter Too

Deenan Pillay, The Conversation; Posted Jul 21, 3:03 p.m. ET

Giving HIV-positive people access to antiretrovirals as soon as they become infected is an important step in controlling the infection. The challenge lies in making sure people who know they are infected actually take the drugs.

The Search for Answers to Hormonal Contraception's Role in HIV Infection

Thomas L. Cherpes, The Conversation; Posted Jul 21, 2:28 p.m. ET

A large-scale study conducted in Africa found women using injectable progestins such as Depo-Provera were twice as likely to acquire HIV than women using no hormonal contraceptive.

A Cure for HIV: What Science Knows, and What It Doesn't

Sharon Lewin and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen, The Conversation; Posted Jul 21, 12:59 p.m. ET

"Finding a cure for HIV remains a major scientific challenge, but many believe it to be within the realm of possibility and it will hopefully play an important role in seeing an end to HIV," write Sharon Lewin and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen.

Political Will to Leave Key Populations Behind

Niluka Perera, Global Forum on MSM & HIV; Posted Jul 21, 12:32 p.m. ET

"After the High-Level Meeting on HIV where the political will clearly failed to recognize key populations, young key populations, decriminalization, CSE and sexual rights, its ironic to hear the rhetoric 'we will end AIDS by 2030' being repeated at high-level sessions when we are clearly not heading in that direction," Niluka Perera writes from AIDS 2016.

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Immune-Enhancing Treatment May Destabilize HIV Reservoirs

AIDSinfo; Posted Jul 21, 12:18 p.m. ET

New research highlights the potential of a PD-1-blocking antibody to work synergistically with antiretroviral therapy and other therapeutic agents to improve CD8+ T-cell function and destabilize HIV reservoirs in humans.

Young People's Leadership in Ending AIDS and Achieving Universal and Reproductive Sexual Health Rights by 2030

Charlie Tredway, Global Forum on MSM & HIV; Posted Jul 20, 4:37 p.m. ET

Despite a promising start, an AIDS 2016 session organized and lead by 52 young people from 15 different countries "went off the rails and squandered the power previously generated," according to Charlie Tredway.

NIH's Dr. Dieffenbach Shares Final Update From AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 20, 3:35 p.m. ET

Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., discusses ongoing HIV cure research presented at the International AIDS Conference and concludes with thoughts on the effects of stigma.

Activists Call for Ending Unjust HIV Criminalization

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 20, 2:40 p.m. ET

Some 200 people living with HIV, human rights activists and representatives of key populations gathered for a one-day meeting at the International AIDS Conference on challenging HIV criminalization under the title "Beyond blame: challenging HIV criminalization."

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