Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Human Trial

Above, a red AIDS awareness ribbon.Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) An experimental HIV vaccine appears to have passed its first test in humans. In a newly released study, the vaccine candidate produced the sort of immune response that scientists had been hoping for in 97% of recipients. Importantly, the vaccine also seemed to be safe and well-tolerated. … Read more

Two families linked after an HIV-positive heart transplant meet for the first time

Two families are forever tied together after a groundbreaking surgery involving an HIV-positive heart transplant. From Baton Rouge to the Bronx — two families now linked by the heart beating in Miriam Nieves’s chest. A heart donated by Brittany Newton’s family.“I’m full of thanks, and I’m full of gratitude. God’s given me several, but this … Read more

Ottawa to review indecency laws and HIV disclosure law

Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti rises during Question Period in Ottawa on Sept. 29.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Indecency laws, including a ban on “immoral theatrical performances,” are set to be reviewed by the federal government in an update of sections of the Criminal Code designed to protect the country’s morals. Justice Minister … Read more

Ottawa told to review past HIV cases for wrongful convictions

The federal government must review past criminal cases of HIV nondisclosure for possible wrongful convictions, says the president of Ontario’s Criminal Lawyers’ Association. Such a review would highlight the pressing need for a permanent commission to proactively review wrongful convictions in all cases, said Daniel Brown — something that a panel of retired judges recommended … Read more

A Bold Effort to Cure HIV—Using Crispr

Dornbusch thinks this strategy will spare patients from serious side effects and “off-target” edits—unintentional cuts elsewhere in the genome that could cause problems such as cancer. The regions targeted by the company’s Crispr therapy are also in a part of the genome that tends to stay the same even when HIV evolves. That’s important because … Read more

The Long Haul – Chicago Magazine

In his compact office at Northwestern Medicine’s Searle Medical Research Building in Streeterville, Igor Koralnik leans into one of two computer screens perched atop his uncluttered desk. The neurologist’s team of doctors, researchers, and medical students has assembled for a video meeting to reveal their latest findings about patients with long-term effects from COVID-19. Koralnik, … Read more

CDC report shows people with monkeypox have higher than expected rates of HIV and STIs

In a recent study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportresearchers investigated the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other recent sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses among persons with monkeypox. Study: HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Persons with Monkeypox — Eight US Jurisdictions, May 17–July 22, 2022. Image Credit: Berkay Ataseven/Shutterstock background The … Read more

With her conviction for not disclosing her HIV status now overturned, one woman wants Canada’s laws to change

When Jennifer Murphy was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault, her face was splashed all over the news — her life changed due to a conviction that has now been overturned. The 2013 conviction in a Barrie, Ont. courtroom was for not disclosing her HIV-positive status to a sexual partner in a consensual encounter. At … Read more

Italian Man With Fever Learns He Has Monkeypox, Covid-19, and HIV All at Once

An example of monkeypox rashes. Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A 36-year-old man in Italy appears to be uniquely unlucky, after he was hospitalized and diagnosed with covid-19, monkeypox, and HIV over a span of a single week in July. Thankfully, his covid and monkeypox co-infections did successfully clear up without issue, and he has since been … Read more

Italian man tests positive for COVID, monkeypox and HIV

An Italian man has become the first in the world to test positive for COVID-19, monkeypox and HIV all on the same day. The unidentified 36-year-old first developed a fever, sore throat and headaches nine days after returning from a trip to Spain where he had unprotected sex with other men, according to a case … Read more