HIV/AIDS News

HIV & the Wiki

In the past two decades gathering information has gone from the snail’s pace of collecting data via print media to the instantaneous bank of knowledge that is the Internet. News from all over the globe spreads like wildfire through social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and many first-class newspapers now have a staff of satellite bloggers who create a hub within a trusted news source to keep readers abreast of the most current events.  Read More >>

 

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, recognized on December 1st of each year, was founded in 1988 by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as an effort to raise global awareness of the AIDS epidemic. 

AIDS is still rampant mostly in populations of lower and middle-income countries, and because of this it is easy for us here in the U.S. to forget that it remains a threat to people of any demographic all over the world. Read More>>

 

HIV Detective: ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo Catches HIV Even Earlier

Abbott Laboratories announced on June 21st that it received FDA approval for the ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay, shown in studies to simultaneously detect both antigens and antibodies in individuals infected with HIV. Read More>>

 

Vaginal Ring to Prevent HIV Transmission

A new trial is underway in Africa for a groundbreaking medical device intended to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Taking from the technology used to deliver contraceptive hormones, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) developed a silicone ring that delivers antriretroviral (ARV) medications vaginally to fight HIV before transmission can occur.  Read More>>

 

Dr. Stanley Lewis Q & A

Dr. Stanley Lewis is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for TaiMed Biologics, Inc., managing the company’s clinical development pipeline, which primarily focuses on infectious disease. Before joining TaiMed, Dr. Lewis served as a Medical Director at Genentech Inc., assisting in the out-licensing of Ibalizumab, a first-in-class monoclonal antibody viral entry inhibitor for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
SafePositive sat down with Dr. Stanley Lewis, a trailblazer in the use of antibodies in clinical HIV/AIDS research, to discuss how these scientific findings might translate into products to prevent or treat HIV disease.  Read More>>