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Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People with Memory Loss

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People with Memory Loss

By Lauran Neergaard |
Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

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New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

| Jul 21
amfAR has awarded more than $3.5 million for 13 new research grants to support innovative approaches to depleting or eliminating the persistent reservoirs of HIV not cleared by antiretroviral therapy.

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science Convenes in Paris

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science Convenes in Paris

| Jul 21
Emerging opportunities to cure or achieve the long-term remission of HIV infection will be the focus when scientists, advocates and funders gather for the International AIDS Society (IAS) HIV Cure & Cancer Forum on July 22-23.

Quigley Leads 32 Democrats in Sending Letter to FDA Urging End of Discriminatory Blood Ban

Quigley Leads 32 Democrats in Sending Letter to FDA Urging End of Discriminatory Blood Ban

| Jul 20
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley led 32 Democratic colleagues in sending the FDA a letter urging them to update outdated restrictions on blood donation by MSM.

For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

| By Marcia Cheng | Jul 20
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

| Jul 19
A streamlined and integrated method of tracking medical records called a laboratory health information exchange narrowed the gap in anti-retroviral therapy and viral suppression between HIV-positive blacks and whites, according to UCLA researchers.

Quest Diagnostics Contributes $5,000 to Non-Profit With Most HIV Testing Pledges

Quest Diagnostics Contributes $5,000 to Non-Profit With Most HIV Testing Pledges

| Jul 19
Quest Diagnostics supports National HIV Testing Day with a 'pledge' campaign and a hefty doantion.

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Support the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides $750 million in urgently needed funding for smoking cessation, nutrition, strengthening local health departments, and providing immunizations. Contact your Representative and Senators in support of the ACA and urge them to oppose any future attempts to repeal this important public health achievement.
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy

President Barack Obama endorsed the National AIDS Strategy, currently under development. This plan of action is focused on improving prevention and treatment outcomes as well as reducing disparities among MSM and people of color. Help them reach their goals by their target date of 2015.
» Read the strategy
» Support the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy


Comprehensive Sex Education

Sex ed is a critical prevention method proven to help youth make safer sex decisions.
» Call upon Congress to lift the ban on abstinence-only programs


MSM Blood Ban

U.S. blood donation policies prohibit any man who has had sex with another man (MSM) from donating blood permanently.
» Help change this policy