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Online Extra: Gilead loses PrEP patent battle

Online Extra: Gilead loses PrEP patent battle

Feb 16
A federal patent appeals board has refused a request from Gilead Sciences Inc. to invalidate two patents the Department of Health and Human Services claims to hold on the use of medications for PrEP.

Study is Halted as HIV Vaccine Fails Test in South Africa

Study is Halted as HIV Vaccine Fails Test in South Africa

Feb 4
The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study.

Reports: British HIV Rates Plummet Steeply Since 2014

Reports: British HIV Rates Plummet Steeply Since 2014

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21
A new report from a government agency reveals that HIV rates in the United Kingdom have plummeted sharply - more than 70%, in fact - thanks to an all-out effort including testing, PrEP, needle exchanges, and other strategies.

Facebook Under Fire for 'Misleading' Ads About PReP

Facebook Under Fire for 'Misleading' Ads About PReP

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 31
Law firms looking for participants in a class action lawsuit stand accused of flooding social media platforms Facebook and Instagram with "misleading" ads that mischaracterize side effects of the PReP medication Truvada.

Pakistan Study Blames HIV Outbreak in Kids on Bad Healthcare

Pakistan Study Blames HIV Outbreak in Kids on Bad Healthcare

By Kathy Gannon | Dec 20
A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday.

Dental Patients Advised to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

Dental Patients Advised to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

Dec 18
Some patients treated by a Tennessee dentist have been advised to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Dec 7
The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.

Health Program Offers Free HIV Prevention Drug to Uninsured

Health Program Offers Free HIV Prevention Drug to Uninsured

By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 4
The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it.

Fresh Hope with A Trio of Promising HIV Vaccines

Fresh Hope with A Trio of Promising HIV Vaccines

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 3
As the global community marks noter World AIDS Day, a trio of late-stage trials offers renewed hope that a vaccine against the disease may be on the horizon.

How Treating HIV in Babies Can Positively Impact Their Future

How Treating HIV in Babies Can Positively Impact Their Future

Dec 2
Recent research, including our new data from Botswana, suggest that initiating treatment as close to birth as possible may be the best time to treat infants.

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