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Research & Breakthroughs

Treatment-Resistant HIV May Have Met Its Match

A new study shows hope for the 10 percent of HIV-positive patients who cannot rely on initial treatment meds.

HIV Vaccine Hopes Dashed

The first Phase 3 trial for a potential HIV vaccine has ended in disappointment.

New HIV Vaccine Trial Shows Extreme Promise

The vaccine uses an engineered protein from within the virus.

Gilead Funds Research for Combined HIV-COVID Care

Gilead Sciences has backed George Washington University for the 18-month initiative.

A Better Understanding of HIV's Effect on the Immune System

Canadian researchers look at how non-neutralizing antibodies affect the virus.


Biktarvy Breakthrough: New Data Proves It's Effective for Those With Hep B & HIV

Recent research shows the popular HIV treatment drug is a safe and highly effective treatment option for those also living with hepatitis B.

New Data from Gilead Continues to Prove Biktarvy's Many Benefits

The drug company revealed promising long-term data at the 2022 Glasgow HIV conference, including news on cure development.

Windfall: Big City HIV Health Center Getting New Research Facility

A government grant will fund an HIV-focused biomedical research space at Whitman-Walker Health.

New DNA ‘Cutting’ Technology May Be a Path to HIV Cure

Here’s the latest on a genetic editing technique with the potential to permanently eliminate HIV from the body. 

Has a Woman Really Been "Cured" of HIV for the First Time Ever?

A woman is in HIV “remission” due to a rare and risky procedure but the White House's Dr. Anthony Fauci warns this method can't be “applied to the 36 million who are living with HIV.”

Yes, There is a New Strain of HIV. And No, it’s Not Cause for Alarm.

Though the “highly virulent” strain was just identified, it’s actually been around since the ’90s and is easily controlled by HIV treatment.

2021's Amazing People of the Year: Writer and Researcher Marc Wagner

Longtime survivor Marc Wagner has dedicated his life to aiding the HIV research community. 

Science Discovers Another Avenue That Could Lead to an HIV Cure

A new “block and lock” curative approach could solve the problem of viral reservoirs and permanently silence HIV.

Study: HIV Linked to Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Heart disease risk factors such as smoking or having high blood pressure increased the risk even further in those with HIV. 

Study: Combining PrEP With U=U Yields Incredible Results

The study came from a clinic based in the heart of London's gay scene. 

HIV Vaccine Trial Fails, Study Canceled

Johnson & Johnson's attempted vaccine didn't have the efficacy necessary for the study to continue. 

Federal Government Commits Hundreds of Millions for HIV Cure

The Martin Delaney Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication is just one institution that will receive part of $265 million to end HIV.

Ejaculating 21 Times a Month May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be almost 250,000 new cases of prostate cancer this year and about 34,000 men will die from the disease.  

Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Increase HIV Risk, Researchers Say

An experimental HIV vaccine that led to increased risk of contracting the virus had similarities to some of the COVID-19 vaccines in development.