HIV/AIDS

  • Commemorating National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The 2016 theme is “We'll Defeat AIDS con Ganas!('With our wholehearted efforts'). The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day.

  • Community Announcement: Another Study Finds High Adherence to PrEP

    Sub-analysis underscores the value of PrEP in protecting women’s health

  • Congressional Candidate Comes Out As HIV Positive

    Bob Poe, running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 10th District, has come out as HIV positive.

  • Cruising for Clinics: Coalition Unites for Ryan White Program

    Social workers, clinicians and health care advocates took a cruise of the Intracoastal Waterway last Friday night to bring attention to a federal program considered vital for HIV/AIDS care.

  • Cuomo Plan Aims To Sharply Lower New York HIV Rate

    NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unveiling a sweeping plan to reduce HIV infections and AIDS rates below epidemic levels in the state.

  • Cuomo Task Force Pushes Him On AIDS Goal

    A task force set up by Governor Andrew Cuomo to recommend ways the state can eliminate AIDS as an epidemic in New York within five years is hoping it can convince the governor and the Legislature to go even further.

  • December 2017 SFAN Report

    This report discusses the monthly meeting of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN). SFAN is the advisory for the RWC program of the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FL-DOH RWC). Broward has one other HIV planning body that meets monthly, the HIV Planning Council (HIVPC). The HIVPC is the planning body for the Ryan White Care (RWC) Program of Broward County (Broward-RWC).

    This SFAN meeting occurred on World AIDS Day. In honor of World AIDS Day, Joey Wynn, SFAN Chair, presented recognition awards for service to the HIV communities. Lisa Agate, Evelyn Morales, and Shirley Scott received these awards for their years of service.

  • December Report from SFAN

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking and advisory body for the Florida-Department of Health (FL-DOH), Ryan White Care (RWC) grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • Decreased Funding and Drug-Resistant Infections Suggest Impending AIDS Outbreak

    According to international reporting site Foreign Policy, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, estimates there are 36.7 million people living with HIV today, and more than half of them are on drugs that hold the virus at bay — preventing it from becoming full-blown AIDS as well as preventing the virus from spreading to sexual partners or through drug use. 

  • Deondre Moore Tells His Story as a Greater than AIDS Ambassador

    When, at 19 years old, Deondre Moore told his mother he was HIV-positive, she begged him not to tell his story. Deondre calls himself a mama’s boy. And at the World OutGames on Saturday, he had the slideshow to prove it. Moore told visitors about his life back home, focusing on faith, support, and family.

  • Does TV Have A Responsibility To Show Only Safe Gay Sex?

    (CNN) -- One minute and eight seconds.

  • Douglas M. Brooks Appointed as New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

    Douglas M. Brooks

    Last week President Obama announced that Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, would lead the Office of National AIDS Policy. Brooks is an openly gay African American man living with HIV and an expert in the community.

  • Dr. Gerald Pierone Reflects Back on His Decades of Serving HIV Community

    As a young medical student, Dr. Gerald Pierone had ambitions to save the world from infectious disease, imagining himself traveling to Africa to treat patients, developing brand new lifesaving vaccines, and helping eradicate disease.

  • Drug Aims to Reduce Hard Fat in HIV Patients

    As HIV has evolved into a manageable condition, medical professionals are learning to treat some of the more common side effects associated with the disease.

  • Eat Out to Help Fight AIDS in Community

    Here’s a great excuse to eat out! On Thursday, April 24, restaurants around Fort

  • Elite vs. Grass-Root Conflict Emerges at AIDS 2016

    The 21st International AIDS Conference occurred in Durban, South Africa from July 18 through July 22. It had the theme “Access Equity Rights Now.”

  • Elton John Reflects on Past Year at Annual AIDS Gala

    NEW YORK -- Elton John says changes in the U.S. over the past year have positively affected the LGBT community, including the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality. But he says "there's more history to be made" in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  • Elton John: A call to action on AIDS

    Elton John (Photo: Allen Mealey/iReorter)

    (CNN) -- "The Normal Heart," written by my friend, the brilliant playwright Larry Kramer, and based on his story during the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, tells a tale that many of us lived through, and many others did not survive. It's as relevant today as an HBO movie as when it premiered on the stage in New York City in 1985.

  • Family Alleges HIV Discrimination At PA Practice

    A Pennsylvania HIV/AIDS agency filed suit on World AIDS Day against a private Lancaster County medical practice for its refusal to treat an HIV-positive man.

  • FDA Approves First Generic Truvada in U.S.

    (EDGE) On June 9, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil (Truvada, Gilead Sciences) to both treat and prevent HIV infections in this country.