HIV/AIDS Info Center

Top Story

Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds

By Marilynn Marchione | Feb 24
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

A Tale of Two PrEP Studies

| By Rhuaridh Marr | Mar 1
The results of two European studies have confirmed that PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) can reduce the rate of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM).

Internet Sex Ads, HIV infections, and Invisibility

| By Sean McShee | Mar 1
A good study can have unintended negative consequence, and a bad study can become the basis of policy. This flawed study renders gay men, bi men, and MSM invisible.

Kaiser Removes HIV Meds from 'Specialty' Tier; CA Bills Seek Drug Cost Curbs

| By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
Kaiser Permanente has stopped charging people more for HIV drugs and is offering refunds for the exorbitant copays some of its patients faced. The decision comes as two CA state lawmakers have introduced bills meant to address high drug prices.

Council Member Corey Johnson Unveils 'HASA for All' Legislation

| By EDGE | Feb 27
On February 26, NYC Council Health Committee Chair Corey Johnson unveiled long-sought legislation that would expand HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) benefits to all low-income, HIV-positive New York City residents.

APLA Champions Evidence of PrEP's Effectiveness

| By EDGE | Feb 27
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and APLA Health & Wellness this week welcome the results from two major studies showing that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing new HIV infections among MSM.

Aggressive Cuban HIV Strain Becomes AIDS in Three Years

| By EDGE | Feb 27
A new study published in EBioMedicine reveals an aggressive new strain of HIV in Cuba, which can develop into AIDS within three years of infection.

Bruce Vilanch Performs at SF AIDS 'Newsies' Benefit

| By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
On Monday, March 2 at Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco, Bruce Vilanch will host a one-night-only benefit cabaret performance of "Newsies." The event will raise funds for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF).

amfAR Dedicates $100M to Countdown for a Cure Initiative

| By EDGE | Feb 25
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced on February 19 that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, launched with the aim of developing the scientific basis of a cure by 2020.

'Black, White, and RED Hot' Benefits Legacy Counseling

| By Winnie McCroy | Feb 25
On February 28, Ajijic Cares hosts their "Black, White, and RED Hot" gala event in San Juan Cosala in Jalisco, Mexico, to benefit Dallas HIV mental healthcare organization Legacy Counseling.

AIDS Action Reschedules Black HIV Awareness to Feb. 25

| By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
AIDS has rescheduled its National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event, originally scheduled for Monday, February 9, to Wednesday, February 25 from noon to 2 p.m.

LOUD: The State of Gay Sex, Love and HIV Takes Harlem

| By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
On February 26, DBQ Magazine and HIV Stops With Me presents "LOUD: The State of Gay Sex, Love and HIV" at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York.

Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds

| By Marilynn Marchione | Feb 24
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

amfAR Examines Controversial Pricing of Hep C Treatment

| By EDGE | Feb 23
While the new drugs have made curing HCV easier and more effective, amfAR's new report finds that the aggressive pricing of the treatments will place an unjustifiable and unsustainable burden on healthcare systems in the U.S. and around the world.

Ask the Doc: Bareback Sex, PrEP & A Casualty of the Party

| By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at the real risks of PrEP with Truvada, including the risk that it won't work, and you'll become HIV-positive.

20th Annual Taste of the South End

| By EDGE | Feb 20
AIDS Action Committee announces today the 20th annual "Taste of the South End." Event Includes samplings from more than 40 celebrated chefs in Boston's hottest culinary destination; Gordon Hamersley to receive Heroes In Action award.

The Basics of HIV

HIV 101

A primer on the disease and how it works.

Getting Tested For HIV

General principles, types of tests, and what your results really mean.

CyberAction

Support the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides $750 million in urgently needed funding for smoking cessation, nutrition, strengthening local health departments, and providing immunizations. Contact your Representative and Senators in support of the ACA and urge them to oppose any future attempts to repeal this important public health achievement.
» Support the Affordable Care Act


National HIV/AIDS Strategy

President Barack Obama endorsed the National AIDS Strategy, currently under development. This plan of action is focused on improving prevention and treatment outcomes as well as reducing disparities among MSM and people of color. Help them reach their goals by their target date of 2015.
» Read the strategy
» Support the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy


Comprehensive Sex Education

Sex ed is a critical prevention method proven to help youth make safer sex decisions.
» Call upon Congress to lift the ban on abstinence-only programs


MSM Blood Ban

U.S. blood donation policies prohibit any man who has had sex with another man (MSM) from donating blood permanently.
» Help change this policy