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Prevention Research Funding Report 2017: Investment Slows and Continues to Concentrate in a Few Funders! Img

Prevention Research Funding Report 2017: Investment Slows and Continues to Concentrate in a Few Funders!

A new report issued at this year's HIVR4P conference states that flat and/or reduced funding for HIV/AIDS and other global health issues threatens to roll back progress worldwide.

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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.

An HIV Cure and Vaccine Within the Next 15 Years? Img

An HIV Cure and Vaccine Within the Next 15 Years?

The hope for a cure is at an all time high, but the science is still fragile.

Is a Microbicide the Game-Changer Gay Men Need? Img

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...

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

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...

HIV Vaccine Primer: Basic Science and Concepts Img

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...

Men and Women Demand Rectal Microbicides

Recent scientific developments have both inspired and challenged everyone engaged in the fight against AIDS. Much-needed new methods of HIV prevention have been shown to work. But while there has been much excitement, there has also been significant ...

Vaginal Gel Study Discontinued: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

Vaginal Gel Study Discontinued: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

The National Institutes of Health NIAID announced Friday that it will discontinue the trial of a microbicidal vaginal gel used in the VOICE study. The study looked at the use of three forms of anti-retroviral treatment; a vaginal gel containing tenof...

2011: 10 HIV Stories to Watch, Part 2

Thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and after decades of research disappointments, 2010 brought major breakthroughs that put scientific advances such as microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and vaccines within reach and created a favora...