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1005, 2019

The Central Dogma – DNA, retroviruses and the treatment for AIDS

SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF Scientist Roger Hanson In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered that the double-stranded molecule of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) was a double helix. Another nucleic acid is [...]

1005, 2019

Richard Davis: Shirley Squires continues her mission to fund AIDS Project

New Englanders lament the unpredictability of the weather, but people in southern Vermont have Shirley Squires to provide balance. She has been fundraising for the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont [...]

1005, 2019

NIH $17 million grant will promote healthy aging in men and women with HIV

(l-r) Igho Ofotokun, Anandi Sheth, Gina M. Wingood The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year grant totalling $17 million to researchers at Emory University to study the impact [...]

1005, 2019

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood, finds study

A new study has shown that traditional labels of 'gay', 'bisexual' and 'straight' do not capture the full range of human sexuality, and whether a person is attracted to the [...]

1005, 2019

No reduction in HIV stigma in San Francisco, 2011 to 2017

In 2013, San Francisco adopted a ‘Getting to Zero’ HIV strategy, with the aim of getting to zero new HIV infections, zero HIV deaths, and zero HIV stigma by 2030. [...]

1005, 2019

Positive Living Society of British Columbia announced on social media on April 24 that Victor Elkins has been appointed as its executive director.

Victor Elkins is the new executive director of the Positive Living Society of B.C. One of Western Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS organizations has a new executive director.   Positive Living Society [...]

1005, 2019

BLOOD DONATION BAN FOR GAY MEN IN CANADA HAS BEEN REDUCED

On Wednesday, May 8th, it was announced that Health Canada has approved reducing the blood donation ban for gay men. The government department approved a request by Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec [...]

905, 2019

Peru holds out some hope for Venezuelan migrants with HIV

Tourists pack the Plaza de San Martín by day, but prostitutes take over at night. That’s when such volunteers as (from left) Julio César Cruz Requenes, Emmanuel Linares and Sulaida [...]

905, 2019

Disclosure of HIV linked to longer relationships for African migrants living in France

Disclosure of HIV status did not precipitate relationship break-ups after an HIV diagnosis for sub-Saharan African migrants living in Paris in a study conducted by Dr Mireille Le Guen and [...]

905, 2019

See Madonna Deliver Emotional Speech on AIDS Activism at GLAAD Awards

Awards also presented to Andy Cohen, Pose, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Madonna received the GLAAD Media Awards’ Advocate for Change award Saturday night at Manhattan’s Hilton Midtown, where the singer delivered an emotional speech [...]