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Timothy Ray Brown, the First Man Cured of HIV, Dies at Age 54

Timothy Ray Brown, the First Man Cured of HIV, Dies at Age 54

Timothy Ray Brown, often known as the Berlin Patient, has died of complications related to a recurrence of the leukemia that originally led him to the treatment (in Berlin) that eventually cured him of HIV. Mr. Brown has participated in research and has been a...

Injectable HIV Prevention Medication Gets Great Report

Injectable HIV Prevention Medication Gets Great Report

HPTN 083, the ongoing study to investigate the usefulness of an injectable medication (cabatogravir) for HIV prevention, has been halted, as the data clearly indicated that cabotegravir was highly effective at preventing HIV. Studies can be...

At-Home HIV Testing Is Available

At-Home HIV Testing Is Available

With most community-based HIV testing on pause, it is important to be able to offer HIV testing to those in need. What to do? There is an option. OraSure Technologies offers an at-home self-administered test that is FDA approved, very accurate, and gives results in 20...

COVID-19

COVID-19

How has COVID-19 affected Samaritan Ministry? We started off with a normal week at the beginning of March. We had our Support Group meeting and held events as part of National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.  After that, things shut down. We have been...

Truvada Safety

Truvada Safety

You may have seen ads recently about class action lawsuits against Gilead, the manufacturer of the HIV medication Truvada. These ads are causing unnecessary confusion and alarm. Click below to read an article from Positively Aware about this issue:...

Nurturing Faith Journal Article

Thank you to Nurturing Faith Journal for featuring an article entitled "Persistent Compassion" about Samaritan Ministry and its founder and director, Wayne Smith. Wayne was the recipient of the 19th Annual Judson-Rice Award earlier this year. Click here to read the...

Tips on How to Communicate U=U

Tips on How to Communicate U=U

Our friends at POZ.com have published extensively on the U=U concept and we want to share that information here. This is one of the best and most concise pieces on U=U that we have seen. Share it. 1. Undetectable Equals Untransmittable The fact that people living with...

Has a Second Person Been Cured of HIV?

Has a Second Person Been Cured of HIV?

A man in London has become only the second person to achieve remission from HIV infection, researchers from the UK reported Tuesday. The therapy responsible has worked on only one other person who is considered to be “cured” of HIV: Timothy Ray Brown, who still does...

Cure Research in the News

Cure Research in the News

We follow the ever changing road to a cure for HIV, and want you to be updated, too. Funding for "Cure Research” has increased as more and more energy seems to coalesce around the reality controlling HIV and ending the epidemic. Some are hopeful that a “sterilizing”...

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