Monthly Archives: May 2017

New HIV Program Improves Long Term Care for Teens Living with the Disease

A new article published last week highlights a multi-agency program that addressed health care barriers unique to adolescents and young adults living with HIV, a study supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The demonstration program was supported by a three-year investment of $1 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). According to the Journal of the American Medical...

After 30 Years HIV / AIDS Care Continues to Make Advances

It’s been thirty years since AZT was first approved to treat HIV/AIDS.  Since then, anti-retroviral drugs have been helping people live longer, healthier lives after their diagnosis. But just how much has treatment changed in that time? There’s still no cure, and Philip Chan, a physician and HIV researcher at Brown University, says prevention remains a challenge. If current diagnosis rates continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. but there have been...