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HIV Vaccine To Begin Human Trials in 2019

2018-06-21T15:41:56+00:00

A promising HIV vaccine candidate demonstrated its power by neutralizing HIV strains in animals and is almost ready for human testing. By Benjamin M. Adams A new experimental vaccine regimen, tailor made to fit of the structure of a vulnerable region on HIV, generated antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys, and it neutralized dozens [...]

HIV Vaccine To Begin Human Trials in 2019 2018-06-21T15:41:56+00:00

Study Guide: Gay Men Still Don’t Believe Undetectable = Untransmitable

2018-05-24T12:25:23+00:00

Misinformation and fear led Drs. Jonathon Rendina and Jeffrey Parsons to explore whether gay and bi men actually believe that undetectable = untransmittable.. by Zachary Zane 5/22/2018 Last September, on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) declared that men with HIV who have an undetectable viral load—levels of HIV in the blood [...]

Study Guide: Gay Men Still Don’t Believe Undetectable = Untransmitable 2018-05-24T12:25:23+00:00

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia

2018-05-10T01:04:06+00:00

(CNN)An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections. The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among adults in remote regions of central Australia, [...]

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia 2018-05-10T01:04:06+00:00

ABC’s Karl Schmid Reveals He Is HIV Positive In Moving Facebook Post

2018-03-25T21:19:17+00:00

“For anyone who has ever doubted themselves because of those scary three letters and one symbol, let me tell you this, you are somebody who matters.” By Curtis M. Wong Los Angeles-based ABC correspondent Karl Schmid said he struggled for nearly a decade before deciding to publicly announce that he is HIV positive in a [...]

ABC’s Karl Schmid Reveals He Is HIV Positive In Moving Facebook Post 2018-03-25T21:19:17+00:00

Five HIV patients left with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

2018-01-27T17:44:22+00:00

A new vaccine-based treatment for HIV has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients, raising hopes further research could help prevent Aids without the need for daily drugs. Researchers combined two innovative HIV vaccines with a drug usually used to treat cancer in the trial, conducted over three years at the IrsiCaixa Aids Research Institute in Barcelona. After [...]

Five HIV patients left with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials 2018-01-27T17:44:22+00:00

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces nearly 1.6 million in Grants to 26 organizations including Thrive Tribe Foundation

2018-01-17T08:50:19+00:00

Orren Plaut, Thrive Tribe Foundation's CEO received the following notification from the Elton John AIDS Foundation: Dear Orren , Today, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) proudly announced nearly $1.6 million in grants to 26 organizations addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in critical and innovative ways. This final grant cycle brings EJAF’s total investments for [...]

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces nearly 1.6 million in Grants to 26 organizations including Thrive Tribe Foundation 2018-01-17T08:50:19+00:00

Dr. Mathilde Krim, Hero, Mentor, and Warrior Against AIDS, Dies at 91

2018-01-16T17:22:14+00:00

by Andy Towle January 16, 2018 | 7:58am Mathilde Krim, the founding chairman of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), who dedicated her life to the fight against AIDS, has died at 91, according to friends. Wrote activist Peter Staley on Facebook: “My greatest AIDS hero died a few hours ago. Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of amfAR, [...]

Dr. Mathilde Krim, Hero, Mentor, and Warrior Against AIDS, Dies at 91 2018-01-16T17:22:14+00:00

“The movie we are going to see” Promoting a film about AIDS in the 1990’s by confronting the very stigma surrounding the topic

2018-01-13T10:56:28+00:00

A short film titled "La peli que vamos a ver" ("The movie we are going to go see") by Roberto Pérez Toledo con Fran Antón y Javier Santiago cleverly uses the topic of  fighting HIV stigma in order to promote the release of the movie: "120 beats per Minute" a film that takes place in [...]

“The movie we are going to see” Promoting a film about AIDS in the 1990’s by confronting the very stigma surrounding the topic 2018-01-13T10:56:28+00:00

Our treatment of HIV has advanced. Why hasn’t the stigma changed?

2018-01-11T23:44:53+00:00

The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades -- why hasn't our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he [...]

Our treatment of HIV has advanced. Why hasn’t the stigma changed? 2018-01-11T23:44:53+00:00

Meet The Creators of ‘VIRAL ILLUMINATION’ — And Then Come Party With Them

2017-12-07T14:47:14+00:00

BY: INTO EDITORS 2 DEC 2017  Now more than ever it's important that we come together to create a future that allows us to build and learn from one another's journey. So we are helping throwing a party to do this and celebrate World AIDS Awareness Month. VIRAL ILLUMINATION is a new event concept [...]

Meet The Creators of ‘VIRAL ILLUMINATION’ — And Then Come Party With Them 2017-12-07T14:47:14+00:00

Year-Long Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood Finally Lifted

2017-11-29T18:52:32+00:00

"These new rules are a welcome and significant step forward." by Kristina Marusic  Gay and bi men in England, Wales and Scotland no longer have to abstain from sex for a yearto donate blood. Instead, new regulations taking effect today require only a three-month waiting period. The change was first announced in July following [...]

Year-Long Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood Finally Lifted 2017-11-29T18:52:32+00:00

‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives.

2017-11-25T19:43:15+00:00

By Lenny Bernstein November 24 at 6:51 PM Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula? They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more [...]

‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives. 2017-11-25T19:43:15+00:00

HIV-Undetectable Gay Men Have an Important Message for You: WATCH

2017-11-18T17:49:50+00:00

by Andy Towle November 16, 2017 | The UK health group  Gay Men Fighting AIDS has put out a new video aiming to reduce the stigma around HIV by explaining how antiretroviral therapy rendering HIV-positive people undetectable means there’s no chance of getting HIV from them. Earlier this year the United States CDC finally agreed with [...]

HIV-Undetectable Gay Men Have an Important Message for You: WATCH 2017-11-18T17:49:50+00:00

Scientists find where HIV ‘hides’ to evade detection by the immune system

2017-10-22T16:29:57+00:00

In a decades-long game of hide and seek, scientists from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have confirmed for the very first time the specific immune memory T-cells where infectious HIV 'hides' in the human body to evade detection by the immune system. The team, led by Associate Professor Sarah Palmer from the University [...]

Scientists find where HIV ‘hides’ to evade detection by the immune system 2017-10-22T16:29:57+00:00

TTF presents at Rio Hondo College as part of National Coming Out Day

2017-10-11T20:26:24+00:00

Thrive Tribe Foundation took part in Rio Hondo College's National Coming Out Day celebrations by presenting a workshop on HIV Stigma, Awareness and Sensitivity about Healthcare. A panel consisting of TTF's Associate Director, Chris Villalobos, TTF member and Nursing student, Daniel Tran, and TTF Public Relations Coordinator, Kris Elder held a captive audience of [...]

TTF presents at Rio Hondo College as part of National Coming Out Day 2017-10-11T20:26:24+00:00

Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

2017-10-06T16:22:01+00:00

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV. Senate Bill (SB) 239 was authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Asm. Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and cosponsored by APLA Health, Equality California, ACLU of California, Black AIDS Institute, Lambda Legal and Positive Women’s Network – USA. “Today [...]

Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws 2017-10-06T16:22:01+00:00

How the Anal Cancer Epidemic in Gay and Bi HIV-Positive Men Can Be Prevented

2017-10-06T08:05:29+00:00

Gay and bi men with HIV are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer — yet, no national screening guidelines exist By Ashish A. Deshmukh, Elizabeth Chiao, Jagpreet Chhatwal, and Scott B. Cantor SEPTEMBER 26 2017 4:58 PM EDT Singers from the New York City Gay Menís Choir sing Dec. 1, 2015 at the [...]

How the Anal Cancer Epidemic in Gay and Bi HIV-Positive Men Can Be Prevented 2017-10-06T08:05:29+00:00

EVENT: U=U Prevention Access Campaign Discussion

2017-10-05T16:27:38+00:00

EVENT: U=U PREVENTION ACCESS CAMPAIGN DISCUSSION LOCATION: WEST HOLLYWOOD COUNCIL CHAMBERS 625 N San Vicente Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90012 Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm This is an open public meeting. There is no charge. No RSVP is required. On Friday, October 6th, 2017 Thrive Tribe Foundation in partnership [...]

EVENT: U=U Prevention Access Campaign Discussion 2017-10-05T16:27:38+00:00

BREAKING: CDC Officially Admits People With HIV Who Are Undetectable Can’t Transmit HIV

2017-09-29T15:36:16+00:00

By Savas Abadsidis SEPTEMBER 27 2017 6:12 PM EDT After hundreds of other experts and HIV organizations have already signed on to a pledge that recognizes that people living with HIV whose treatment has brought their viral load to an undetectable level — which is nearly half of all HIV-positive people in the U.S. [...]

BREAKING: CDC Officially Admits People With HIV Who Are Undetectable Can’t Transmit HIV 2017-09-29T15:36:16+00:00