Tag: hiv prevention

Human Trials for HIV Vaccine Created With mRNA Technology to Begin

Sept. 2, 2021 — Over the past decade, advances in HIV treatment have yielded new drug combinations, once-daily dosing, and, most recently, the introduction...

HIV Vaccine Fails, Prompting Calls for More PrEP

Last year, Katherine Gill, MD, an HIV prevention researcher in Cape Town, South Africa, realized how jaded she’d become to vaccine research when the Pfizer...

HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance

Out of an estimated 104,000 people offered HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves from HIV, just 14 people acquired a strain of HIV resistant...

Many Health Plans Must Cover Full Cost of HIV Prevention Drugs

Private insurance will be required to cover drugs such as Truvada, which offer protection against HIV infection, without making plan members share the cost. Ted...

How Much Does a Mask Protect You? The Jury’s Still Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Yes, you should still wear a mask. You may have heard...

HIV PrEP Referrals Lag for Black MSM, Trans Adults

State health departments were most likely to refer heterosexual adults for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appointments and least likely to refer transgender and Black adults,...

HIV Testing Meets COVID-19, and the News Isn’t All Bad

Jennifer Hadayia, MPA, senior director of public health at Legacy Community Health in Houston, Texas, remembers when she first saw at-home HIV testing kits on...

Lessons From the HIV Epidemic for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From a mostly quiet hospital, Karen Joynt-Maddox, MD, from Washington University...