The bill to expand Medicaid to Georgians living with HIV passed committee and now moves to the House.
The 4-decades long effort to create an AIDS vaccine suffered a blow with news that a vaccine in a late stage trial was discontinued because results showed it to be ineffective. What are the obstacles?
“We're not going to end the HIV epidemic until we make testing for HIV convenient and routine,” said Patrick Sullivan, lead infectious disease specialist for the Emory initiative.
Gilead Sciences Inc. is awarding $4.5 million in grants over the next three years to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University in Louisiana. The money will go toward addressing the social as well as the political determinants of health.
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking outbreaks of HIV infections using genetic sequencing. Some are calling for this practice to stop. Sam Whitehead of Kaiser Health News’ Southern Bureau has been reporting on this. He spoke with GPB’s Peter Biello.
Emory’s Hope Clinic and Vaccine Center is one of four sites in the country participating in the study. The ultimate goal is to vaccinate people against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Activist Pamela Sneed says this year's walk will honor Black artists' contributions that have been erased from AIDS narratives.
Gov. Brian Kemp has invoked a nonexistent AIDS vaccine mandate in his recent arguments against mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations.
As the first Black transgender woman to serve in this capacity, Tori Cooper says she is eager to advocate on behalf of all transgender and non-binary people living with HIV.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: It has been 50 years since Atlanta’s first gay pride parade kicked off on Peachtree street in Atlanta. It was a small but momentous event. At the time, homosexuality was illegal under Georgia law, and members of the queer community typically lived lives in the shadows. But on June 27, 1971, marchers in Atlanta demanded an end to persecution and marginalization.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2019, a massive mobilization began across governments across the world. Public health officials released safety guidelines and news organizations ran thorough coverage. But when HIV/AIDS was first identified almost 40 years ago, the response was tragically different.
Experts fear steep declines in testing and diagnoses mean more people will contract HIV and die of AIDS. The problem is particularly acute in the South, the epicenter of the nation's HIV crisis.
The administration is in its early days, but the infectious disease expert says he's encouraged by the new president's attitude about the pandemic. Science, Fauci says, is "going to rule."
In "Love, M.," the joyful, complicated, intimate long-distance connections shared by mothers and sons during the AIDS epidemic are front and center. Playwright Clarinda Ross says the letters and voicemails in the play mirror the state of our own connections in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The drugs only need to be taken a few times a year — and may soon be available in many parts of the world. Patients say they are more convenient and less stigmatizing.