December 1, 2016

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day

This year, the world marked the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be known as HIV/AIDS. This disease has wrought […]
November 23, 2016

Stopping a silent killer

“I had no idea that since I have HIV, I may be twice as likely to have a heart event compared to the general population,” said Frank […]
September 29, 2016

Woman-Centric Research and Why it’s Time to Listen to the Ladies

Earlier this month, AVAC hosted a webinar to explain and explore the complex issues of hormonal contraceptives and HIV risk in light of a new analysis that is generating […]
September 13, 2016

A Reprieve For Women: Embracing Inclusive Scientific Research

Historically, understanding a woman’s unique biology and developing optimal interventions for women has been somewhat of a blind spot for medical research. For much of the […]
June 17, 2016

REPRIEVE Trial Investigators Launch “Follow YOUR Heart” Campaign for Women Living with HIV

Research shows that women are often underrepresented in HIV clinical trials. In fact, astudy recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes found that less […]
June 15, 2016

HIV and Heart Disease – NIH Explores the Connection

HIV-positive men and women can now live longer than ever before. A 2013 study found that a newly diagnosed 20-year-old on effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) can […]
April 29, 2016

Researchers evaluating HIV’s hidden heart threats

Human immunodeficiency virus infection is no longer the death sentence it was 30 years ago, but HIV-infected adults may face a new health hurdle – heart […]
April 14, 2016

REPRIEVE Heart Disease Trial Enrolls 1,200 Seeks Female Participants

The REPRIEVE trial, which will test a sort of “PrEP for heart disease” among 6,500 people with HIV at sites around the world, has already enrolled […]
March 30, 2016

Clinical trial addresses HIV and cardiovascular risks

Researchers at two area universities are among those participating in a nationwide clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease. University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern […]