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  • Groundbreaking HIV researcher Suniti Solomon passes away at 76

    Groundbreaking HIV researcher Dr Suniti Solomon, the first to bring to the world the prevalence of the infection in India in 1986 and one who successfully led research into the treatment of the deadly virus, passed away at her residence here.

    16 hours ago | Economic Times
  • Tribute to Bob Munk: long-time HIV positive US treatment activist and educator

    It was with great sadness that in the week before IAS we learned of the death of Dr Robert Munk, a long-time US activist, friend and colleague.

    21 July 2015 | HIV i-Base
  • People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

    People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

    14 July 2015 | The Guardian
  • Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

    Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

    02 July 2015 | Poz
  • Remembering Alan Brotherton

    Everyone at the Alliance is extremely saddened to hear news of the death of our friend and colleague Alan Brotherton yesterday in Sydney, Australia. Alan was a leading HIV, LGBTI health and social justice advocate. He joined the Alliance in 2008 as Senior Advisor: Policy, then later took the position of Senior Advisor: HIV Prevention until he left in 2010.

    16 June 2015 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • In Memoriam: Mario Cooper

    Mario Cooper, who played an important link between grassroots AIDS activists and the political establishment in the epidemic’s early decades, died May 29, 2015. He was 61.

    05 June 2015 | Poz
  • Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

    Patton Couch, 25, is one of thousands of young Appalachian drug users recently diagnosed with hepatitis C. Yet public health officials warn that it could get much worse. Two hundred miles north, Scott County, Indiana, is grappling with one of the worst American HIV outbreaks among injection drug users in decades. Kentucky, with the nation's highest rate of acute hepatitis C, might be just a few dirty needles away from a similar catastrophe. "One person could be Typhoid Mary of HIV," said Dr. Jennifer Havens, an epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, who has studied Perry County drug users for years as the hepatitis rate spiraled through small-town drug circles there. An explosion of hepatitis C, transmitted through injection drug use and unprotected sex, can foreshadow a wave of HIV cases.

    04 June 2015 | CNS
  • Surviving Life Itself

    Mark S King on long-term survival: "In the decades since those sorrowful days, I have faced a host of perilous circumstances apart from AIDS, including a car crash, drug addiction, serious medical procedures and weapons pointed in my direction. Like everyone else, positive and negative alike, I am a survivor of life itself. That life has included falling in love, changing careers, teasing my friends, watching my cats wrestle one another, and looking forward to whatever lies ahead with a deep sense of gratitude and joyful anticipation. And it is this prism—one that includes AIDS as only a segment of my life—through which I view the world today."

    26 May 2015 | POZ
  • Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

    For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

    20 May 2015 | BBC
  • The Day AIDS Hit the Fashion Industry

    Thirty years ago, Seventh Avenue lost its first designer to the disease during a time when people were afraid to even say its name.

    25 April 2015 | The Atlantic
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