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In the Era of Daily PrEP, Feds May Stop Research Funding Gels, Rings, and Douches for HIV Prevention

The effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis has played a role in diverting U.S. funding from microbicide research.

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HIV Vaccine Shows Over 50% Protection Against Multiple HIV Strains in Initial Animal Testing

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.

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Is a Microbicide the Game-Changer Gay Men Need?

As other articles in this issue of Achieve point out, the old adage of "Use a Condom Every Time" is not working. Rates of HIV infection are rising among men who have sex with men (MSM), not just in the U.S., but around the world, and especially among...

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After HVTN 505: What Now? A Q&A With Dr. Wayne C. Koff

Earlier this year the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ended the HVTN 505 exploratory clinical trial, intended to test whether that vaccine could either prevent HIV infection and/or reduce the amount of HIV in the blood of vaccin...

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HIV Vaccine Primer: Basic Science and Concepts

Some experts say we are still at least 10 years away from an HIV vaccine, while others say it may be much longer than that. What makes developing a vaccine for HIV so difficult? Here are the basics to help you better understand what goes on in our bo...

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An HIV/AIDS Vaccine Breakthrough? On CNN, Community Leaders Offer Perspective: A Blog Entry by Kellee Terrell

Off the cusp of the exciting news that scientists have discovered two potent antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of HIV strains, CNN anchor Don Lemon interviewed Phill Wilson, CEO and founder of the Black AIDS Institute, and Sherri Lewis, H...

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Why Rectal Douches May Be Acceptable Rectal-Microbicide Delivery Vehicles for Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors undertook the current study to explore the age of onset of rectal douching among men who have sex with men (MSM) and the reasons for continuing to douche, as well as to consider whether rectal douches containing microbial agents would be ...

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Nonoxynol-9 Warnings

Dear Colleague:

At the International AIDS Conference held in Durban, South Africa, from July 9-14, 2000, researchers with the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) presented results of an important study about HIV prevention in women. They...

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Silent Soldiers -- The AIDSVAX Army

On a warm, sunny day in late May, history is taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana. But you wouldn't know it from observing David Matthews, the hero of our story. By action and attitude, you might think that this is any other Friday morning. After sh...

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Status of AIDS Vaccine Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Background

In his commencement address at Morgan State University on May 18, 1997, President Clinton asked the nation to commit to creating a vaccine against AIDS within 10 years. To accelerate this quest, he announced that a new Vaccine Research Ce...