The U.S. Congress Recently Recognized “U=U.” Here’s How It Happened.
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The U.S. Congress Recently Recognized “U=U.” Here’s How It Happened.

In a major step forward for HIV vaccine research, the U.S. research agency will partner with a pharmaceutical company on a large-scale, advanced-stage clinical study on an HIV vaccine. If the trial is successful, the vaccine may become the first ever to be approved for HIV prevention. But the rise of PrEP has created unexpected...

October 9, 2019October 9, 2019by
Fear of Trump Policies May Drive Rising HIV Rates in Latinx Gay Men
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Fear of Trump Policies May Drive Rising HIV Rates in Latinx Gay Men

Via a Spanish translator, Daniel speaks carefully, his asylum case in mind. The 45-year-old gay man, who says he was diagnosed with HIV in 2010, recounts how he came to Miami from Caracas, Venezuela, on a tourist visa last year and immediately filed an asylum claim, saying he felt endangered as a gay man in...

October 15, 2018October 9, 2019by
New York City Department of Health Launches “¡LISTOS! First-Ever and Historic PrEP Campaign Conceived in Spanish
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New York City Department of Health Launches “¡LISTOS! First-Ever and Historic PrEP Campaign Conceived in Spanish

Dr. Oni Blackstock, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Jésica Mendoza, PrEP User; Yasbert Soberal, PrEP User; Guillermo Chacon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network; Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the NYC...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
Five reasons Miami and Fort Lauderdale lead the country in new HIV diagnoses
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Five reasons Miami and Fort Lauderdale lead the country in new HIV diagnoses

South Florida has long been known as a high-risk area for HIV, with Miami and Fort Lauderdale leading the country in new HIV infection rates. But why has HIV spread so rampantly across South Florida compared to other parts of the country? Here are five factors that may be playing into the region’s HIV crisis,...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
U=U on CBS Evening News
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U=U on CBS Evening News

A recent breakthrough in HIV treatment is making the virus nearly undetectable.The “U equals U” campaign started about two years ago, and it is a huge step in wiping out HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “People who take ART daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
Latinas & HIV in NYC Health Brief
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Latinas & HIV in NYC Health Brief

New York, NY. Monday, December 11th, 2017. Today, the Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network released our Latinas and HIV in NYC Health Brief. Members of multiple programs and departments of the Latino Commission on AIDS worked to develop this important brief, led by Gabriela S. Betancourt, MA, MPH, Deputy Director of...

December 12, 2017December 12, 2017by