Tag Archives: Kenneth Mayer

HIV’s impact on men who have sex with men “can no longer be ignored”

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More than 30 years into the epidemic that was first documented among gay men in America, a disturbing trend is being noted globally: Where rates of new HIV infections are going down among other populations, they are rising among men who have sex with men. “The epidemics are going in different directions,” said Chris Beyrer […]

Proposed Rule on Prostitution Could Hinder Efforts to Reach Vulnerable Populations

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In an effort to implement an “anti-prostitution” provision included in the Lantos-Hyde Act, the law that reauthorized PEPFAR, the Administration may do more harm than good. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, leading HIV/AIDS physician-scientists expressed serious concern that a proposed rule requiring PEPFAR-funded organizations to declare their opposition to […]

AIDS Vaccine Study Results Significant, But Not a Home Run

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For the first time in nearly three decades of research, HIV/AIDS scientists are reporting positive results from a vaccine trial. The study tested two vaccine candidates that proved ineffective when examined separately in earlier studies; in the new trial, involving more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, the two vaccines were combined in a “prime-boost” approach. […]