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UN: HIV Patients Should Start Treatment Immediately

By Maria Cheng | Sep 30
The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately.

New WHO Guidelines on ART and PrEP Can Put the World on Track to End AIDS

| By EDGE | Oct 1
Community advocates praised the WHO's "Early Release Guideline" on antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.

Carlos Molino on HIV and Latino MSM in Amida Care

| By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
With the US Conference on AIDS taking place in DC earlier this month, EDGE took time to talk with Carlos Molina, Director of Publications and Communications for Amida Care, to provide his insights from the conference.

UN: HIV Patients Should Start Treatment Immediately

| By Maria Cheng | Sep 30
The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Enhance HIV/AIDS Care

| Sep 29
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation aimed at strengthening our federal response to HIV/AIDS.

AHF Denounces Turing Pharma's Huge Price Hike on HIV Drug Daraprim

| By EDGE | Sep 29
AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli's decision to raise the price of HIV drug Daraprim over 5,000 percent after recently acquiring the rights to the drug.

GMHC Joins Conversation on FDA's Discriminatory Blood Donor Policy

| By EDGE | Sep 29
On October 6, GMHC's CEO Kelsey Louie will join "Blood Illuminated: A Conversation on the FDA's Discriminatory Policy on Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Men," a panel discussion at the American University Museum.

Tinder and Grindr Fire Back at Billboards Linking STD Spread

| Sep 29
An AIDS health care group is defending an ad campaign in Los Angeles that links popular dating apps with the spread of sexual transmitted diseases.

29th Annual B'Way Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record Amount for BC/EFA

| Sep 28
A record $756,655 was raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction held in Times Square Sunday.

Former Child Star Danny Pintauro Reveals He's HIV Positive to Oprah

| Sep 28
Former 1980s child star Danny Pintauro is trading obscurity for activism.

Milan amfAR Auction Raises $1.6M & Klum Wins Giant Snail

| By Colleen Barry, Sian Watson | Sep 27
Heidi Klum gently, but persistently cajoled her boyfriend Vito Schnabel buy her a giant plastic snail at the 7th annual Milan amfAR auction, nudging up the price of the sculpture and helping raise a Milan record of $1.6 million for the charity.

Pro 140 Shown to Block HIV Infection for a Whole Year

| By EDGE | Sep 25
The successes keep piling up for CytoDyn Inc.'s potent new antibody, PRO 1400. After a year of receiving weekly PRO 140 monotherapy, the first group of patients in an extension study have now reached one full year of viral load suppression.

GMHC Blasts Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO, Will Hold Company to Promised Price Reductions

| Sep 24
GMHC's CEO denounced Turing Pharmaceuticals' CEO Martin Shkreli for attempting to make "obscene profits" from a life-saving drug used by people with weakened immune systems, including AIDS patients.

Intl. Team Discovers Promising Natural Defense Against HIV

| By EDGE | Sep 24
Researchers at Michigan State University discovered a new natural defense against HIV infection: ERManI, a protein that prevents the HIV virus from replicating.

MoneyWatch: Medical Community Protests Pricey AIDS Drug

| Sep 24
The cost for a drug used in treating complications in cancer and AIDS cases spikes by 5,000 percent (from $13.50 a pill to $750.00; also, Volkswagen stock plunges and the IRS would like to teach Coca-Cola to sing to the tune of $3 billion in back taxes.

CDC Shows Gonorrhea Threat Among Gay and Bisexual Men

| By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
A new CDC study shows a troubling increase in gonorrhea among gay and bisexual men (GBMSM).

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