FDA Mulls Modifying Controversial Restrictions on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors That Advocates Call ‘Outdated'
The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering further easing restrictions on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, a long criticized policy that first went into effect during the start of the AIDs pandemic, to focus instead on an individual risk of transmitting HIV....
The change would come as the country faces a continuing national blood shortage brought about by...
HIV-Positive NYC Woman Becomes First To Get Heart Transplant From Donor Also With HIV
If there is a such thing as an ordinary heart transplant, this was not it. It marked the first time an HIV positive patient received a heart from an HIV positive donor.
Government Can't Mandate Coverage for Drugs That Prevent HIV Infections, Texas Federal Judge Rules
A federal judge in Texas has ruled that a provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates free coverage of certain drugs that prevent HIV infections violates the religious beliefs of a Christian-owned company.
Concern Over Federal Lawsuit That Could Block Some HIV Medications
Recent estimates show there are more than 25,000 people living with HIV across Dallas and Tarrant counties. That’s why there’s a lot of concern about a federal lawsuit that could block some HIV medications. NBC 5’s Vince Sims has more about the possible impact on the lives of so many North Texans.
Some North Texans Part of Federal Lawsuit to Stop Insurance Mandate for HIV Preventative Drugs
There is concern a federal lawsuit filed in Fort Worth could block preventative drugs known as PrEP from insurance coverage.
A 5th Person Is Likely Cured of HIV, and Another Is in Long-Term Remission
One case involved a man with cancer who underwent a specialized stem cell transplant; the other involved a woman who received immune-boosting therapies as part of a clinical trial.
Scientists Possibly Cured HIV in a Woman for the First Time
Following a cutting-edge treatment four years ago, the “New York patient” is now off of HIV medication and remains “asymptomatic and healthy,” researchers say.
You Can Get Medication That Can Prevent HIV Free of Charge
Consumer Reports explains expensive PrEP medications are now available at no cost, which could mean they’ll help prevent more HIV infections, especially in at-risk populations.
How to Get Medication That Can Prevent HIV Free of Charge
Those expensive PrEP medications to help prevent more HIV infections, especially in at-risk populations, are now available at little to no cost.
Scientists Find Unrecognized Virulent HIV Variant: ‘Not a Public Health Crisis'
Scientists have found a previously unrecognized variant of HIV that’s more virulent than usual and has quietly spread in the Netherlands for the past few decades.
Moderna Launches Clinical Trial of Its mRNA HIV Vaccine
Nearly 60 participants were given their first doses of the experimental HIV vaccine Thursday
FDA Approves First Injectable HIV Prevention Drug
Apretude, the new drug, is an injectable given every two months as an alternative to HIV prevention pills.