$1 Million in Funding to Help HIV Organizations Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Announced at USCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 7, 2017 — A $1 million fund to help HIV organizations impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma was announced today at the opening of the 21st annual U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, DC. The $1 million is being donated by Gilead Sciences.

 
 

A new report shows just how far D.C. has come in fighting HIV/AIDS

D.C. officials in 2009 reported that the HIV rate in the nation’s capital was higher than that of West Africa. “On par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya” was the grim assessment of the director of the city’s HIV/AIDS Administration. Just how far the city has come in fighting the disease since that alarm was sounded eight years ago was reflected in a new report chronicling the ninth consecutive year in which the number of new HIV cases has decreased.

 
 
 

More evidence treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex while the world awaits a vaccine

The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, taking regular treatment can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex.

Sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when someone is on treatment, whether they're in a heterosexual or homosexual relationship, according to results from previous studies and now a large-scale study of homosexual men, presented at the ninth International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris on Tuesday.

 

Patient Voices: AIDS and H.I.V.

The New York Times has a new audio visual series, titled Patient Voices: AIDS and H.I.V.

There are over 36 million people worldwide living with HIV or AIDS. What is it like to live with this today? Have improved treatments changed the outlook of someone with H.I.V.? Does the stigma associated with AIDS still exist? Five men and women speak about their experiences.

 

Sia is back with a heart-wrenching video for HIV awareness

Sia is at it again with another heart-wrenching music video -- and this time, it’s for a cause.

The video for her new song, Free Me, is narrated by Julianne Moore and stars Zoe Saldana as an expecting mother who has just found out she has HIV.

Through a moving dance, Saldana expresses the emotions connected with this news, a reality that many women face around the globe.

 
 

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