Over the past decade, the District of Columbia has seen more than a 74% decrease in the number of new HIV infections, from 1,333 new cases in 2007 to 347 in 2016. What's behind this decrease?
A new HIV vaccine candidate has shown over 50% effectiveness in preventing transmission of an HIV-like virus in monkeys, according to a recent animal study.
The surprise approval of generic Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 9 left patients, advocates and doctors scrambling to understand exactly when the generic will become ava...
The thought of getting an HIV test can be intimidating or scary. But with a little bit of knowledge about what to expect and basic information on HIV, you can be more confident and comfortable when you get tested.
As we observe National HIV Testing Day, "it's important to look at ways to leverage HIV testing, whatever the result, to link more people to the services they need," writes Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC.
Today is National HIV Testing Day -- a day when we emphasize the importance of knowing your HIV status. Knowing your status so you can act on it is part of why HIV testing remains important to this day.
"My partner is currently undetectable and I know the risk is low," Winnetka Collins writes, "but for me, being on PrEP just gives me a peace of mind."
As of July 1, United Healthcare will require prior authorization for PrEP for HIV prevention, and the use of their own mail-order pharmacy. This is complicated and confusing, says Benjamin Brooks.
If you are HIV positive, take treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load, you can have sex knowing that you won't pass HIV to your sex partner.
What's up next for the poorest state in the United States, where communities are battling a mounting HIV epidemic with scarce resources? Fees for HIV tests. And no one thinks it's a good idea.