Why Monkeypox Vaccine Shortage May Threaten the Immunocompromised

People with H.I.V. and other immune-system problems may need the full two-dose regimen, researchers say. But the shots, particularly second doses, are hard to come by.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #clinical-trials, #immune-system, #monkeypox, #shortages, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses, #your-feed-science

‘Captain Condom’ Turned the Tide in Thailand’s War on AIDS and Overpopulation

At a time when most Thais avoided discussing safe sex and family planning, Mechai Viravaidya promoted condom use with spectacle and humor, saving millions of lives.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bangkok-thailand, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #condoms, #mechai-viravaidya, #population, #rural-areas, #thailand, #united-nations, #vasectomy

Monkeypox Catches New York City Off Guard (Again)

Long lines for vaccines. Testing is slowed. Antivirals are held up. Treatment is easier for the privileged. Sound familiar?

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #adams-eric-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fire-island-ny, #food-and-drug-administration, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #michael-donnelly, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm offered clients “in-depth experience in narcotics,” from poppy fields to pills more powerful than Purdue’s OxyContin.

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Monkeypox Could Exploit a Big Weakness in Sexual Health Care

Without a strong national strategy and budget focused on sexual health, monkeypox could become another entrenched sexually transmitted infection.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #contact-tracing-public-health, #disease-rates, #monkeypox, #tests-medical, #united-states

He Helped Cure the ‘London Patient’ of H.I.V. Then He Turned to Covid.

Ravindra Gupta, who led the efforts that resulted in the second case of a patient being cured of H.I.V., was drawn into pandemic research.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #castillejo-adam, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #gupta-ravindra, #research, #visionaries2022

The Horror and Happiness of Oliver Sim

The xx singer on going solo, disclosing his H.I.V. status and learning that he actually likes people.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #content-type-personal-profile, #hideous-song, #hideous-bastard-album, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pop-and-rock-music, #sim-oliver, #xx-the-music-group

Seeking Covid Pills, Poor Nations Fear Repeat of AIDS Crisis

The antiviral pills, plentiful in the United States, are scarce overseas. Health groups and the White House want to expand access but face obstacles that evoke the H.I.V. epidemic.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #income-inequality, #molnupiravir-drug, #paxlovid-drug, #tests-medical, #united-states-international-relations, #world-health-organization

The Secrets Ed Koch Carried

To many New Yorkers, he was their brash and blustery mayor. But friends are now describing the private strain endured by a public man laboring to conceal his sexual orientation.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #content-type-personal-profile, #cuomo-mario-m, #elections-mayors, #gay-mens-health-crisis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #koch-edward-i, #kramer-larry-1935, #mayors, #myerson-bess, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Marcus Leatherdale, Portraitist of Downtown Manhattan, Dies at 69

He was the Cecil Beaton of New York City’s demimonde during the AIDS years, making elegant portraits of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Madonna.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #details-magazine, #india, #leatherdale-marcus, #manhattan-nyc, #mapplethorpe-robert, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #photography

Book Review: ‘It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful,’ by Jack Lowery

“It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful,” by Jack Lowery, recounts the daring efforts of Gran Fury to bring attention and resources to the cause.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #art, #books-and-literature, #gran-fury, #it-was-vulgar-and-it-was-beautiful-how-aids-activists-used-art-to-fight-a-pandemic-book, #lowery-jack-author, #posters

Public Health Catastrophe Looms in Ukraine, Experts Warn

Even before the war, the country struggled with epidemics of H.I.V., tuberculosis and hepatitis. The conflict threatens to undo decades of progress.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-resistance-microbial, #eastern-europe, #epidemics, #opioids-and-opiates, #poliomyelitis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tuberculosis, #ukraine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-science

Kia LaBeija’s Portraits of Love and Loss From an H.I.V. Childhood

The artist Kia LaBeija brings luster to her documentation of life with the virus in an autobiographical show at Fotografiska New York.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #content-type-personal-profile, #fotografiska-manhattan-ny-museum, #labeija-kia, #photography, #prepare-my-heart-exhibit

The Moral Danger of Declaring the Pandemic Over Too Soon

There has to be a better way out of the rubble of the past two years.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Woman Is Cured of H.I.V. Using a Novel Treatment

She’s the third person ever to be cured. Researchers announced that the new approach holds the potential for curing more people of racially diverse backgrounds.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bone-marrow, #immune-system, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #stem-cells, #your-feed-science

Luc Montagnier, Nobel-Winning Discoverer of H.I.V., Is Dead at 89

He found the virus that causes AIDS, fell into a feud over it and later turned controversial, taking an anti-vaccine stance during the Covid-19 crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gallo-robert-c, #montagnier-luc, #nobel-prizes, #paris-france, #pasteur-institute, #vaccination-and-immunization

How The mRNA Vaccines Were Made: Halting Progress and Happy Accidents

The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #graham-barney-s-1953, #kariko-katalin-1955, #mers-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome, #national-institutes-of-health, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weissman-drew-1961, #your-feed-science

In South Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope

A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #south-africa, #two-thousands-decade, #zambia

In Southern Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope for Beating Back Another Virus

A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #south-africa, #two-thousands-decade, #zambia

The Pandemic Brought Seismic Changes. They Changed With It.

From new forms of medicine to less wasteful business practices, many have adapted to Covid-19 in ways that have improved them, and society.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bonanno-george-a, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #fauci-anthony-s, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #resilience, #shutdowns-institutional, #telemedicine

In Chicago, a New Approach to Gay and Bisexual Men With Prostate Cancer

A new clinic focuses on patients left grappling with the aftermath of treatment in ways that are rarely appreciated by doctors.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #cancer, #chicago-ill, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #prostate-cancer, #prostate-gland, #sex, #united-states

The Variant Hunters: Inside South Africa’s Effort to Stanch Dangerous Mutations

Scientists in a cutting-edge laboratory do part of the work. Local health workers on foot do the rest.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #immune-system, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization

Dear People of 2021: What Can We Learn From Hindsight?

For the first series from the Headway initiative, we followed up on forecasts from decades past to ask what the passage of time has revealed.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #europe, #european-union, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-open-access, #new-york-city, #poverty, #united-nations, #united-states, #water

What Can One Life Tell Us About the Battle Against H.I.V.?

In 2001, U.N. estimates suggested 150 million people would be infected with H.I.V. by 2021. That preceded an ambitious global campaign to curb the virus. How well did it work?

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-fund-to-fight-aids-tuberculosis-and-malaria, #internal-open-access, #presidents-emergency-plan-for-aids-relief, #unaids

Zena Stein, 99, Dies; Researcher Championed Women’s Health

She studied the impact of AIDS on women and explored the effects of famine and poverty on health with an “unwavering commitment to social justice.”

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #african-national-congress, #apartheid-policy, #columbia-university, #deaths-obituaries, #famine, #medicine-and-health, #research, #south-africa, #stein-zena, #susser-mervyn-1921-2014, #women-and-girls

Pope Francis Sent Me a Letter. It Gives Me Hope as a Gay Catholic.

Dialogue may be possible between L.G.B.T. Catholics and church leaders, even at the highest levels.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #nuns, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Stephen Karpiak, Pathbreaking H.I.V. Researcher, Dies at 74

His work helped change people’s attitude toward older people living with the virus that causes AIDS.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #elderly, #gay-mens-health-crisis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #karpiak-stephen-1947-2021, #research

John Nkengasong, of the Africa C.D.C., Will Lead PEPFAR

Dr. Nkengasong will be the first person of African origin to oversee the U.S. government program combating H.I.V., which has ravaged the continent.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #nkengasong-john, #presidents-emergency-plan-for-aids-relief, #your-feed-science

Carl Bean, Gay Singer Who Turned to Preaching, Dies at 77

After recording “I Was Born This Way,” a club favorite, he entered the ministry and founded a church for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bean-carl-1944-2021, #black-people, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #i-was-born-this-way-song, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #unity-fellowship-church

The Pandemic Has Set Back the Fight Against H.I.V., TB and Malaria

Prevention and treatment fell in poor countries last year as access to health care declined, according to a new report.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-fund-to-fight-aids-tuberculosis-and-malaria, #malaria, #tests-medical, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #tuberculosis, #your-feed-science

An Experimental H.I.V. Vaccine Fails in Africa

Researchers ended a large trial in South Africa after finding that an experimental vaccine offered little protection.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #johnsonjohnson, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

The Lesbian Avengers Will Not Be Commodified

At least, not by the Gap.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gap-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #t-shirts-apparel, #women-and-girls

Sarah Schulman’s Radical Approach to Conflict, Communication and Change

The writer and activist discusses ACT UP, Israel-Palestine and the dangers of consensus in political movements.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #let-the-record-show-a-political-history-of-act-up-new-york-1987-1993-book, #politics-and-government, #schulman-sarah

A U.N. Declaration on Ending AIDS Should Have Been Easy. It Wasn’t.

Even with U.N.’s previous goals unmet, delegates tried to water down provisions regarding protections for vulnerable populations and patents for essential drugs.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #belarus, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #european-union, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #iran, #prostitution, #russia, #sex-education, #switzerland, #united-nations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Ganga Stone, Who Gave Sustenance to AIDS Patients, Dies at 79

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, she started God’s Love We Deliver, a charity that brought hot meals to people who were too ill to cook.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #food-banks-and-pantries, #gods-love-we-deliver, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #stone-ganga

The Forgotten Queer Legacy of Billy West and Zuni Café

The restaurant is a culinary landmark in San Francisco, but its history as a space for gay visibility is little known.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #west-billy-1948-94, #zuni-cafe-san-francisco-calif-restaurant

In ‘Let the Record Show,’ Sarah Schulman Erects a Monument to the AIDS Movement

A political history of ACT UP New York in the late 1980s and early ’90s is part oral history, part call to arms.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #books-and-literature, #let-the-record-show-a-political-history-of-act-up-new-york-1987-1993-book, #schulman-sarah

Billy Porter Reveals He Has Been H.I.V. Positive for 14 Years

The actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he had feared disclosing it would give “another way for people to discriminate against me in an already discriminatory profession.”

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #hollywood-reporter, #porter-billy, #pose-tv-program, #television, #theater

A New Testament to the Fury and Beauty of Activism During the AIDS Crisis

Sarah Schulman’s “Let the Record Show” is a history of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, based on 17 years of interviews with nearly 200 members of the organization.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #books-and-literature, #let-the-record-show-a-political-history-of-act-up-new-york-1987-1993-book, #schulman-sarah

John C. Martin, 69, Dies; Led Drugmaker in Breakthroughs

A chemist by training, he turned Gilead Sciences into a leading, and lucrative, innovator with single-pill treatments for H.I.V. and hepatitis C.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #h-i-v, #hepatitis, #martin-john-c-1951-2021, #sovaldi-drug, #tamiflu-drug, #truvada-drug

The City Losing Its Children to H.I.V.

A pediatric outbreak in a remote Pakistan city shows the urgency of global health after Covid.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pakistan, #tests-medical

How America’s Vaccine System Makes People With Health Problems Fight for a Place in Line

At least 37 states allow people with certain health conditions to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a New York Times survey. But a new skirmish has emerged over who will go first.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cystic-fibrosis, #diabetes, #obesity, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

TV Taught Me About AIDS. ‘It’s a Sin’ Reminded Me How Far We’ve Come.

The new HBO Max series, set amid the first decade of the AIDS crisis in London, prompts a writer’s memories and regrets to come flooding back.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #davies-russell-t, #gay-bar-why-we-went-out-book, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #sex

How Britain Is Reacting to ‘It’s a Sin’

The show, which aired last month in the U.K., has broken a viewing record and revived conversations about how the country handled the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #alexander-olly, #davies-russell-t, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #howells-callum-scott, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #london-england, #television

‘It’s a Sin’: Sex, Adventure and Loss in 1980s London

The acclaimed screenwriter Russell T. Davies came of age during London’s AIDS crisis, but this HBO Max mini-series is his first attempt to dramatize it.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #alexander-olly, #content-type-personal-profile, #davies-russell-t, #great-britain, #harris-neil-patrick, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #queer-as-folk-tv-program, #television

Joseph Sonnabend, Early Force in Fight Against AIDS, Dies at 88

At the epicenter of the epidemic in New York City, he was a pioneer researcher who, as a clinician, also made house calls.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #amfar-the-foundation-for-aids-research, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #research, #sonnabend-joseph-a

F.D.A. Approves Monthly Shots to Treat H.I.V.

A combination of two injectable drugs will provide an alternative to daily pills for people with H.I.V.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Louise Hay Believed Self-Love Was the Antidote to AIDS

Louise Hay’s controversial brand of self-love drew in thousands during the AIDS crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #hay-louise, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #united-states

Biden Should Boost Covid Vaccine Supply With New Manufacturing Plan

Two decades ago, the U.S. launched a program to help supply the world with H.I.V. medication. It should take a similar approach to Covid.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

New York Has a Cameo in ‘The Crown.’ Here’s What Really Happened.

Princess Diana visited the city in 1989, a trip featured on the Netflix series and remembered fondly by the people she met.

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