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CDC Making Decisions About HIV

CDC Making Decisions About HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a “Dear Colleague“ letter on October 1 outlining some important decisions that have been made about the ongoing efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Chief among these efforts is an acceleration of the Ending the...

40 Years of HIV Progress

40 Years of HIV Progress

The Centers for Disease Control has just released a “Dear Colleague” letter noting 40 Years of HIV/AIDS Progress. It was June 5, 1981 when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described the first cases of...

The CDC has released a new plan to End HIV by 2030. It is Possible.

The CDC has released a new plan to End HIV by 2030. It is Possible.

The CDC has released a new plan to End HIV by 2030. It is Possible.
Under the theme “Getting Ahead of HIV”, the CDC has launched a comprehensive plan to end HIV. This plan comes with a new online dashboard, and targets 57 jurisdictions (some states, some cities,...

Injectable HIV Treatment Approved

The FDA has approved the first monthly injectable HIV treatment for the control of HIV. This treatment, called Cabenuva, is a two-drug combo in an injectable form. This would provide an option for those wanting to stop the daily pill regime. Learn more.

HIV Death Rates Fall Dramatically – CDC Reports

HIV Death Rates Fall Dramatically – CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported deaths related to HIV in the United States fell significantly from 2010 through 2018, regardless of sex, age, race or region. Experts said the death rate declined overall by about half, a welcome sign in the...

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...

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