Monthly Archives: January 2019

$5 million in federal funding will be given to Norfolk for HIV relief efforts

Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-Va.) have announced in a joint news release that more than $5 milllion will be made available for HIV treatment and prevention services in Norfolk. The funding will be provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “We are pleased to announce federal funding to help those with HIV in Norfolk get the care they deserve,” the senators said in a statement. The grant was awarded to the Mermaid city through HHS’s HIV Emergency Relief Project...

Swapping daily pills for monthly shots could transform HIV treatment and prevention

New results are raising hopes for easing one challenge of living with HIV: the need to take daily pills for life, both to ward off AIDS and to lower the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Missing doses can also foster the emergence of HIV strains with drug resistance, a danger both to the person receiving treatment and, if those strains spread, to entire populations. Now, a large-scale study has shown over 48 weeks that monthly injections of two...