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NOV04

Experts Support Use of PrEP Despite New HIV Infection Reported in Adherent PrEP User

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be a very effective strategy for preventing the transmission of HIV. However, in its current form involving the prophylactic use of Truvada, it is not 100% effective. With the recent announcement of a second instance of HIV transmission to someone who was adherent to PrEP, debate over the best way to address these very rare, but serious lapses in Truvada's effectiveness has increased.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, November 04, 2016


JUN28

Science Alone Can't Create a Just World

I often talk about what it was like testing HIV-positive in 1992, when the only treatment available was AZT. Today, I consider the bounty of treatments available and the many more in development. I think of what science has done for me, this field, and for so many others like me. Yet science alone can’t create a just world. In its purest form, science can be cold, calculated, and simply focused on what can be proven true or false. Science has delivered both cures and bombs, has been used for both good and bad. While science has the potential to fix much of what ails us — it won’t work for the advancement of us all without being firmly steeped in and led by our values.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, June 28, 2016


MAY22

New Data on HIV Among MSM: Better Knowledge. Better Response?

A new analysis of data released earlier this week by CDC officials and researchers from Emory University provided an improved estimate of the prevalence of HIV in 2012 among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. The analysis is in a report published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. The report features prevalence of diagnosed HIV infection in 2012 and rates of new HIV diagnoses in 2013 among MSM in U.S. states, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and counties. The report is further evidence of the huge burden of HIV among MSM. The national estimated HIV prevalence among MSM in 2012 was 15%. The national estimate of diagnosed HIV infection among MSM in 2012 was 11%. The data demonstrate the stark and disproportionate impact of HIV on MSM in the South.

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Sunday, May 22, 2016


MAR03

PrEPing Your Capacity

On July 12, 2012, the FDA approved Truvada as PrEP, an HIV prevention medication for individuals who are at high risk for HIV infection. Three and half years later – PrEP has taken the world of HIV prevention by storm as many community based organizations (CBOs), AIDS service organizations (ASOs), and clinicians have begun to integrate PrEP into their care delivery models. In response, Getting To Zero, the AIDS United Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded capacity building initiative, has delivered several trainings and created tools to help organizations understand what PrEP is and how it can be best integrated into their HIV prevention services. Our PrEP 101 has been used to train several organizations about the basics of PrEP and barriers faced by key affected populations regarding access and adherence to PrEP. Here are some common questions about PrEP that we encounter in the field.

Posted By: Sarah Getachew, Program Associate, AIDS United - Thursday, March 03, 2016


DEC11

They’re Doing it. You should be Doing it, Too: CDC Launches New National Prevention Campaign

On Monday, during the National HIV Prevention Conference, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the newest national HIV testing and prevention campaign “Doing It,” as part of its Act Against AIDS initiative.

Posted By: Cody Barnett, Communications Coordinator, AIDS United - Friday, December 11, 2015


DEC01

World AIDS Day 2015: Making the Promise a Reality

This World AIDS Day, help us make the promise a reality. Please consider a tax-deductible year-end gift or monthly pledge to AIDS United. By investing in our work, we can continue to advance our mission of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, December 01, 2015


SEP08

Join AIDS United at the United States Conference on AIDS

Later this week, September 10 - 13, the 19th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) will take place here in Washington, DC. The conference is the largest HIV/AIDS- related conference in the United States and will bring together activists, providers, case managers, and more.

Posted By: AIDS United - Tuesday, September 08, 2015


JUL16

AIDS United: Making the Promise a Reality

For almost three decades, AIDS United has supported community-driven responses to the HIV epidemic around the country that reach the nation’s most disproportionately affected people, including gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, people living in the Deep South, people struggling with substance abuse, those living in poverty, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, July 16, 2015


OCT17

PrEP Effectiveness Demonstrated Early in New Study

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has exceeded the "highly protective" threshold based on preliminary data in an English pilot study. According to a statement released by the PROUD Trial Steering Committee, the study "shows that PrEP is highly effective at protecting against HIV and is an exciting opportunity to engage men most at risk of HIV and turn the tide on the spread of this infection."

Posted By: Policy Department, AIDS United - Friday, October 17, 2014


SEP26

Elections Matter – Your Vote Matters

In about six weeks, on November 4, Americans will have an opportunity to exercise one of their most important rights and responsibilities—voting. This year’s midterm elections will have crucial consequences that will affect nearly all of our lives and how HIV-related public policies are— or are not—carried out. It’s not hype. This election really does matter. Voting matters.

Posted By: Policy Department, AIDS United - Friday, September 26, 2014



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