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Patient achieves HIV and blood cancer remission three decades after HIV diagnosis through stem cell transplant at City of Hope

LOS ANGELESCity of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, announced today that a 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 has been in remission of the virus for over 17 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the disease following a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor for leukemia, according to research presented today at the AIDS 2022 press conference by Jana K. Dickter, M.D., City of Hope associate clinical professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He received the transplant nearly 3 1/2 years ago at City of Hope.

By Letisia Marquez

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

‘We should’ve been ahead of this:’ Palm Springs doctor concerned about area’s lack of monkeypox preparedness

A Palm Springs doctor at a local clinic for testing and treating sexually transmitted infections says the county may not be ready for monkeypox.

Monkeypox is a virus related to smallpox but much less infectious and with milder symptoms. The World Health Organization (WHO) says about 30% of smallpox patients die, and the rate is around 3% to 6% for monkeypox patients.

Kendall Balchan

Monday, June 27, 2022

THE THIRD ERA OF THE MARTIN DELANEY COLLABORATORIES Research towards an HIV-1 cure expands

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) held its Joint Martin Delaney Collaboratories Towards an HIV-1 Cure meeting on December 14 – 15, 2021. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the newly funded Collaboratories to each other and to the public. In August 2021, the NIH expanded the Martin Delaney program by 75% to ten Collaboratories to advance the search towards an HIV cure.

By Karine Dubé, William E. Carter, Jeff Taylor, Lynda Dee, Jeff Berry, Michael Louella

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Living Through a Second Pandemic: The Sixth Annual Aging Positively—Reunion Project Conference Creates Community for Long-Term HIV Survivors

In 1988, Jeff Taylor was given a death sentence.  “I’m a 40 year survivor,” said Taylor, one of the organizers the sixth annual Aging Positively—Reunion Project conference. “I had HIV early on before anybody knew what it was and how to protect yourself. I lived through the really horrible early days, never knowing.

By Jimmy Boegle

Thursday, September 16, 2021

GOVERNOR NEWSOM SIGNS HIV & AGING ACT

SACRAMENTO —  On Friday, August 23, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the signing of Senate Bill 258, the HIV & Aging Act, authored by Senator John Laird (D – Santa Cruz). Senate Bill 258 will ensure HIV+ seniors are included in the definition of “greatest social need”.

CONTACT: Joshua Stickney, Equality California

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Are People Living With HIV Ready to Contribute to the Next Step in Cure Trials?

In Palm Springs, Jeff Taylor works to get more people living with HIV like himself engaged and educated about participating in cure trials.

By Tim Murphy / CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Moving Ahead Together: A Framework for Integrating HIV/AIDS & Aging Services

Moving Ahead Together offers recommendations for bringing health care (HIV, geriatrics, primary, and specialty care), mental and behavioral health care, psychosocial support, and social services closer and policies for improving the wellbeing of older people living with HIV.

By Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

How should we care for older people with HIV?

As people living with HIV are living into old age, clinicians are developing new models of care. Dr Tom Levett and colleagues in Brighton, England, have recently described a combined HIV and geriatrics clinic – the Silver Clinic – that was designed to meet the needs of such patients by combining HIV care with geriatric care.

By Paul Clift / aidsmap

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Case study illustrates need for researcher-community partnerships throughout research process

Research paper demonstrates ethical perils and harms stemming from research practices exemplified in case study

AUTHOR: IQBAL PITTALWALA

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

POZ at Home: HIV and Aging

A conversation with Sherri Lewis, Derrick Mapp and Jeff Taylor about the challenges of growing older while living with HIV.

Hosted by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The San Francisco Principles 2020: Addressing the unmet needs of long-term HIV survivors in San Francisco

Five long-term survivors outline the challenges they face and demands for inclusion, resources, and treatment that addresses the specific needs related to aging with HIV.

By Hank Trout, MA / San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

An Update on COVID-19 For NIAID Community Advisory Boards

Wednesday, June 10, 2020