Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.

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Black Voguers Populate Billboards in a Times Square ‘Midnight Moment’

The opportunity to stage “Black Magic” in Times Square “was a great proposition to do something transgressive,” said the artist Rashaad Newsome.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #art, #black-magic-dance, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #leslie-lohman-museum-of-art, #midnight-moment-exhibit, #newsome-rashaad, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #times-square-alliance, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #world-aids-day

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Frederick Weston, Outsider Artist Who Was Finally Let In, Dies at 73

For decades he made his art in dingy Manhattan hotel rooms, living hand-to-mouth, hoping for his big break. It finally arrived, just a few years before his death.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #art, #black-people, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan, #outsider-art-fair, #single-room-occupancy, #weston-frederick-artist

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‘Funeral Diva,’ a Mix of Memoir and Poetry, Stirs the Body and Mind

Pamela Sneed’s book powerfully recalls the contributions and leadership of lesbians during the height of the AIDS crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #funeral-diva-book, #poetry-and-poets, #sneed-pamela

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Shot to Prevent H.I.V. Works Better Than Daily Pill in Women

Researchers ended a clinical trial of the drug early because the results were so convincing. The more effective drug would be given in six injections a year instead of as 365 daily pills.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #truvada-drug, #viiv-healthcare-ltd, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Marguerite Littman, the Inspiration for Holly Golightly, Dies at 90

She knew everyone, Truman Capote said. And she drew on her friends to contribute to her efforts in the fight against AIDS.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #aids-charitable-trust, #avedon-richard, #capote-truman, #deaths-obituaries, #diana-princess-of-wales, #john-elton-aids-foundation, #littman-marguerite, #philanthropy

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People Are Still Having Sex. So Why Are S.T.D. Rates Dropping?

Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chlamydia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gonorrhea, #medicine-and-health, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #syphilis, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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Dating During the Coronavirus Pandemic Means Fear. Again.

I never imagined I’d live to witness another viral threat.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #kissing, #sex

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Timothy Ray Brown, First Patient Cured of H.I.V., Dies at 54

Known initially as the “Berlin Patient,” he underwent an experimental stem cell transplant 13 years ago that rid his body of the virus. He died of leukemia.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bone-marrow, #brown-timothy-ray, #deaths-obituaries, #stem-cells, #transplants

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The Pandemic, from the Coronavirus’s Perspective

The career of the coronavirus so far is, in Darwinian terms, a great success story.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #aristotle, #bats, #caves-and-caverns, #cell-journal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #evolution-biology, #fauci-anthony-s, #hahn-beatrice-h, #monkeys-and-apes, #plague, #rats, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #worobey-michael-g-1970

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Bill Gates Sr., Who Guided Billionaire Son’s Philanthropy, Dies at 94

He channeled support for campaigns to eradicate polio, reduce infant mortality, build schools and help find an AIDS vaccine — among other causes.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-bill-sr, #gates-melinda, #legal-profession, #microsoft-corp, #philanthropy

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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #federal-budget-us, #foreign-aid, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #humanitarian-aid, #philanthropy, #stimulus-economic, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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If You See Someone Not Wearing a Mask, Do You Say Something?

I considered whether to put on a mask at the party and, as a doctor, did so. People glanced at me hesitantly, noticing. I felt awkward.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #condoms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #youth

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A Woman May Have Been Cured of H.I.V. Without Medical Treatment

In dozens of other patients who suppress the virus without drugs, it seems to have been cornered in parts of the genome where it cannot reproduce, scientists reported.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bone-marrow, #genetics-and-heredity, #harvard-university, #immune-system, #nature-journal, #transplants, #your-feed-science

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AIDS Quilts for an Artist and His Partner, Sewn During a New Pandemic

Tom Rauffenbart had resolved to create a tribute to his partner, the artist David Wojnarowicz. A sewing circle of women took up the cause for both men, stitching through lockdown.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #art, #carr-cynthia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foos-jean, #glantzman-judy, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hourigan-virginia, #mansion-gracie-gallery-owner, #quilts, #rauffenbart-tom, #sewing, #vitale-anita-1947, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #wojnarowicz-david

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‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #brazil, #cepheid, #chloroquine-drug, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drug-resistance-microbial, #eastern-europe, #global-fund-to-fight-aids-tuberculosis-and-malaria, #harare-zimbabwe, #india, #kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa, #malaria, #manaus-brazil, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #nairobi-kenya, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-africa, #tests-medical, #tuberculosis, #unaids, #world-health-organization

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H.I.V. Survivors Confront Painful Memories and New Risks in Pandemic

Monday: Around Palm Springs, survivors of the AIDS crisis found community, but old fears are returning. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced school reopening rules.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #palm-springs-calif

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A Shot to Protect Against H.I.V.

A drug injected every two months is more effective at preventing H.I.V. infection than a daily pill, scientists report.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #brazil, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #truvada-drug, #viiv-healthcare-ltd, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Patient Is Reported Free of H.I.V., but Scientists Urge Caution

Brazilian scientists say the man no longer shows signs of the infection after taking a powerful drug cocktail. But the preliminary results require confirmation.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #brazil, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #tests-medical, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-science

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How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System

In a disturbing parallel to H.I.V., the coronavirus can cause a depletion of important immune cells, recent studies found.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #kings-college, #nature-medicine-journal

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Lessons on Coronavirus Testing From the Adult Film Industry

An industry that survived one health crisis could be a model for others looking to build confidence, experts say.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #sex, #tests-medical

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In This Pandemic, Personal Echoes of the AIDS Crisis

The author and activist Alexander Chee asks: Are the parallels in the nature of the viruses, or just an old story about America that had never changed?

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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Masks, No Kissing and ‘a Little Kinky’: Dating and Sex in a Pandemic

New York City public health officials have frank new advice for people who are looking for companionship and physical intimacy during the pandemic.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dating-and-relationships, #masks, #quarantines, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #single-persons, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months

Our “hidden enemy,” in plain sight.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #biology-and-biochemistry, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fehr-anthony, #garry-robert, #genetics-and-heredity, #immune-system, #machamer-carolyn, #microbiology, #nature-medicine-journal, #ott-melanie, #proteins, #research, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #sabeti-pardis-c, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weiss-susan-r-researcher, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Tony Kushner: Larry Kramer Howled the Truths We Needed to Hear

The playwright sacrificed his art in favor of an unrelenting commitment to activism.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #books-and-literature, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kramer-larry-1935, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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‘We Loved Each Other’: Fauci Recalls Larry Kramer, Friend and Nemesis

In public, the activist berated the infectious disease expert for federal inaction on AIDS. But their affection lasted decades and changed the course of the epidemic.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #fauci-anthony-s, #gay-mens-health-crisis, #kramer-larry-1935, #san-francisco-examiner

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Activists and Celebrities Honor Larry Kramer’s Brash Advocacy

Mr. Kramer, who died on Wednesday, was remembered for his pioneering and often confrontational work during the early days of the AIDS crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kramer-larry-1935, #new-york-city

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The Angel in Larry Kramer

With an HBO movie of “The Normal Heart,” a complicated hero gets the tribute he’s due.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bruni-frank, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kramer-larry-1935, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #the-normal-heart-play, #theater

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Larry Kramer, Author and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84

He worked hard to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency. But his often abusive approach could overshadow his achievements.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kramer-larry-1935, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #the-normal-heart-play, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism

Larry Kramer — writer, advocate, “loudmouth” — helped define AIDS activism and gay life. He ruffled some feathers along the way.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #gay-mens-health-crisis, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kramer-larry-1935, #the-normal-heart-play, #writing-and-writers

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A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #antwerp-belgium, #coalition-for-epidemic-preparedness-innovations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ebola-virus, #epidemics, #immune-system, #international-aids-society, #london-england, #london-school-of-hygiene-and-tropical-medicine, #lungs, #oxygen, #piot-peter, #ramjee-gita, #sierra-leone, #singapore, #steroids, #unaids, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Nita Pippins, a Mother to AIDS Patients, Dies at 93

At 60, she moved to New York to care for her dying son. Instead of returning home, she dedicated herself to AIDS patients during the worst of the epidemic.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #miracle-house, #nita-pippins

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What Do We Know About Coronavirus? There Will Be Mistakes.

Urgency demands patience, because advancement is always a product of missteps.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #remdesivir-drug, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Before Coronavirus, Theater Was My Salvation. Where Do I Turn Now?

The live-streamed performances and online group chats have been useful, but I miss the joy that comes with being in a theater.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #theater

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Planted in Sickness, Derek Jarman’s Garden Still Gives Joy

The British filmmaker, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1994, found solace in gardening during a public health crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #art, #dungeness-england, #gardens-and-gardening, #jarman-derek, #movies

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12 People on Joining ACT UP: ‘I Went to That First Meeting and Never Left’

A dozen participants of the pioneering AIDS activist group, including Larry Kramer and Peter Staley, on the moment they decided to take action.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #finkelstein-avram, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kramer-larry-1935, #medicine-and-health, #men-and-boys, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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Larry Kramer, AIDS Warrior, Takes on Another Plague

As his onetime foe and current friend, Dr. Anthony Fauci, confronts the coronavirus, the writer and activist watches history repeat itself.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #kramer-larry-1935, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases

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To Take On the Coronavirus, Go Medieval on It

Quarantines and restrictive measures served a purpose in the old days. They can now, too.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #influenza, #markel-howard, #medicine-and-health, #middle-ages-historical-period, #quarantines, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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