Archive for August, 2015

Getting to Zero: Are We Close to a Cure for AIDS?


San Francisco pushes early HIV treatment—with an eye toward HIV Cure. Appeared in Pacific Standard, written by Rob Waters on Aug 17, 2015   When Esteban got a call from his ex-lover last May advising him to get tested for HIV because he’d been exposed to the virus, Esteban acted quickly and made an appointment at Magnet, a testing site in San Francisco’s Castro district. He went in on a Wednesday at 2 p.m. and a nurse drew his blood….

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HIV Cure: From pipe dream to promising


A longtime activist offers cautious optimism on the eve of HIV cure conference At the second annual Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, researchers and activists offer cautious optimism for a cure (of some kind) in the not-too-distant future. By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service   Recently, Jeff Sheehy — a longtime gay civil rights and HIV/AIDS activist in San Francisco — had a conversation with a 23-year-old man…

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