HIV http://apr.org en UAB Study Finds HIV-Prevention Device Safe for Women http://apr.org/post/uab-study-finds-hiv-prevention-device-safe-women <p>New <a href="http://www.mtnstopshiv.org/node/5485" target="_blank">research</a> out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found an HIV prevention method for women is safe.&nbsp; The early phase one trial tested out new intravaginal rings carrying two anti-HIV drugs.&nbsp; Women who used the rings for a month found them acceptable and one of the drugs was detected later.&nbsp; Unfortunately, the other wasn’t.&nbsp; But Craig Hoesley, a doctor and professor of medicine who oversaw the trial, said the results were encouraging. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:11:04 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 48124 at http://apr.org UAB Study Finds HIV-Prevention Device Safe for Women Report Says HIV/AIDS Cases Decline In Alabama http://apr.org/post/report-says-hivaids-cases-decline-alabama <p></p><p>A new report says Alabama's HIV and AIDS rate has dropped slightly, but its rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have gone up.</p><p>The report from the Center for Demographic Research at Auburn University at Montgomery says there were 12.27 people per 100,000 diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2012. That's down from 13.75 in 2011. A similar decline occurred with the diagnosis of syphilis, which went from 15.55 per 100,000 people in 2011 to 14.85 in 2012.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:16:28 +0000 The Associated Press 42693 at http://apr.org Report Says HIV/AIDS Cases Decline In Alabama Black Teens Are Getting The Message On HIV, But Risks Are Still There http://apr.org/post/black-teens-are-getting-message-hiv-risks-are-still-there The HIV epidemic among African-Americans is getting deserved new attention at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. And the news isn't all bad.<p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm61e0724a1.htm?s_cid=mm61e0724a1_w">New data</a> from the U.S. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:19:00 +0000 Richard Knox 15111 at http://apr.org Black Teens Are Getting The Message On HIV, But Risks Are Still There AIDS Alabama in Washington, D.C. to Promote Awareness of Epidemic in the South http://apr.org/post/aids-alabama-washington-dc-promote-awareness-epidemic-south <p>More than 25,000 people are gathering in Washington, D.C. this week for the 19<sup>th</sup>Annual International AIDS Conference. It&rsquo;s the first time in more than 20 years that the U.S. will host the conference.</p><p>&ldquo;The reason that the U.S. could not have the conference is because we had a ban on allowing people who are HIV-positive into the United States,&rdquo; says Kathie Hiers, CEO of AIDS Alabama. &ldquo;And we were one of the few countries that had that ban.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Maggie Martin 14770 at http://apr.org AIDS Alabama in Washington, D.C. to Promote Awareness of Epidemic in the South FDA Approves First Drug To Prevent HIV Infection http://apr.org/post/fda-approves-first-drug-prevent-hiv-infection The Food and Drug Administration has <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm311821.htm">given the first OK</a> for a drug to prevent HIV infection.<p>The daily pill <a href="http://www.truvada.com/pat100_about_truvada.aspx" data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card">Truvada</a>, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:39:00 +0000 editor 14666 at http://apr.org FDA Approves First Drug To Prevent HIV Infection