HIV Immunotherapy Treatment In Humans Shows Some Success

According to a study published in Nature, a new therapy using antibodies in HIV patients reduced the presence of the virus by up to 300 times. It is the first proof of concept that an antibody-based therapy could be effective in controlling HIV infection according to Barry Zingman, M.D., the Medical Director of the AIDS Center and Clinical Director of Infectious Diseases at Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division. The antibody treatment was injected in varying concentrations in 12 uninfected and… Read more

amfAR Announces Strategy Aimed at Curing HIV

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, launched last year with the aim of developing the scientific basis of a cure by 2020. The establishment of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research within a major academic research institution with a grant of $20 million will be the centerpiece of the investment strategy.

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Gone Viral: The HIV Shower Selfie Challenge Raises Awareness and Funds

Soapy, Sexy Shower Selfies With The Hashtag #weareALLclean Brings Attention to HIV Stigma 100 Percent Of Donations Benefitting HIV/AIDS Nonprofits Housing Works and amfAR   INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Take a selfie or short video of yourself in the shower or bath and/or DONATE! **NO EXPLICIT NUDITY** 2) Post your photo now on  all social media platforms with the caption “Take HIV Shower Selfie Challenge raise $$ for AIDS cure bit.ly/CUREAIDS #weareALLclean” 3) Nominate 3 or more other people to participate! 4) DONATE! Please consider a donation if… Read more

BRAKING AIDS®: Jack Mackenroth Raises $47,555 and Sets Individual Fundraising Record

#TheMackPack, a Breakout 19-Person Cycling Team Debuts,  Raises $128,700 For Housing Works   NEW YORK, NY (Sept 24, 2014)–Two months ago Jack Mackenroth, a well-known HIV activist and novice cyclist, committed to BRAKING AIDS® Ride, a 3-day 300 mile bike ride from Boston to New York to benefit Housing Works in NYC.  As a lifelong athlete Jack had faith that with the right training and equipment the ride would be extremely challenging but doable. The fundraising piece was a different… Read more

Get Involved–Help Yourself By Helping Others

Get Involved: Help Yourself By Helping Others Original article HERE. by Andrew  Clark EDGE Contributor Jack Mackenroth has used the celebrity that came with being the first openly HIV-positive contestant on TV’s “Project Runway” to help HIV service organizations and co-found two HIV-awareness campaigns. He attributes his activism to the inspiration of those came before him. “I know that I am only alive because of members of ACT-UP and other activists so I have to pay it forward,” he told… Read more

News Roundup – July 26

Once a week we try to post a collection of HIV related stories we encounter on the Internet and find interesting.

In this roundup: Larry Kramer’s interview in Parade, Greece reinstates forced HIV testing, the President’s Executive Order establishing the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, the FDA’s Blood Donor Ban, HIV criminalization law, and the death of longtime activist Gunther Freehill

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MCC Conference 2013: Gay pastors talk HIV

The online edition of the Windy City Times has a short piece about the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) 25th General Conference in Chicago. “HIV and AIDS: Keeping the Promise and Making the Connections” was one of the panel discussions held on July 5. Rev. Renee McCoy, assistant director of prevention education at Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and other members of the MCC public policy team spoke about the current status of the global fight against HIV/AIDS. “We have to eliminate stigma… Read more

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