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Mathilde Krim, AmfAR Founder, Dies at 91

Mathilde Krim,  AmfAR Founder, Dies at 91

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Dr. Mathilde Krim, a geneticist and virologist who between 1983 and 1985 founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), which became the leading private funder of research, advocacy, and treatment to battle the epidemic, died on January 15 at the age of 91 at her home in Kings Point on Long […]

December 1 Is World AIDS Day

December 1 Is World AIDS Day

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Worldwide, an estimated 38 million people are living HIV, with more than 17 million still receiving no treatment to halt the progression of AIDS-related illnesses, according to data from UNAIDS. In 2016, approximately 1.8 million people became newly infected, with 160,000 of those under the age of 18, amfAR, the Foundation for […]

Infant “Cured” of HIV Holds Promise for Other Newborns, Perhaps No One Else

Infant “Cured” of HIV Holds Promise for Other Newborns, Perhaps No One Else

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Doctors and researchers say they have cured a Mississippi infant born with HIV with an aggressive treatment regimen that began a day after birth. The triple-drug combination was continued for a year and a half until the mother stopped bringing the child in for treatment, according to the New York Times. When […]