hiv http://kplu.org en Public Health Crusader And College Student Talk Sex, AIDS And What Makes Them Mad http://kplu.org/post/public-health-crusader-and-college-student-talk-sex-aids-and-what-makes-them-mad <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154995614&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Editor's Note:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kplu.org/term/senior-thesis" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">“Senior Thesis”</a>&nbsp;is a special week-long series that brings together venerable veterans in various fields with university students hoping to forge a career in the same field.</em></p><p>Bob Wood and Carolyn Wortham sat opposite each other in the KPLU studio, separated by a generation during which a whole lot had happened.</p><p>Between the time that Dr. Wood took up arms against the AIDS epidemic and when Wortham took on the same fight, the illness has gone from mysterious killer to manageable condition. The battlefield had moved, to some extent, from urban gay neighborhoods to the developing world.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 17244 at http://kplu.org Public Health Crusader And College Student Talk Sex, AIDS And What Makes Them Mad Gates Foundation wants to make safe sex more fun http://kplu.org/post/gates-foundation-wants-make-safe-sex-more-fun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation thinks safe sex isn’t as much fun as it should be.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">At least, that seems to be the gist of one request for a grant application from the world’s largest philanthropy as part of its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/Introduction.aspx" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">Grand Challenges Explorations</a>&nbsp;program. One of the goals for this round is to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Topics/Pages/NextGenerationCondomRound11.aspx" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">develop a better condom</a>.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“It is a bit unusual,” said Stephen Ward, the program officer with the Gates Foundation administering the project.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:10:27 +0000 Tom Paulson 7958 at http://kplu.org Gates Foundation wants to make safe sex more fun Seattle bucks the national trend on HIV rates http://kplu.org/post/seattle-bucks-national-trend-hiv-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A resurgence of AIDS among young men nationally is raising alarm bells – but not in the King County area.&nbsp; Local health officials say outreach efforts here could be a model for how the rest of the country can keep the AIDS epidemic under control.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:17:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7238 at http://kplu.org Seattle bucks the national trend on HIV rates The Seattle science that led to FDA approval of HIV-prevention drug http://kplu.org/post/seattle-science-led-fda-approval-hiv-prevention-drug <p>The FDA today approved the first drug, known as Truvada, for preventing HIV in people at high risk of infection due to &lsquo;discordance&rsquo; &ndash; science lingo for being HIV negative but having a sex partner who is HIV positive.<br /><br />Seattle scientists played a critical role in demonstrating the drug&rsquo;s effectiveness in Kenya and Uganda studies.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/07/the-seattle-science-that-led-to-fda-approval-of-hiv-prevention-drug/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:58:34 +0000 Tom Paulson 5597 at http://kplu.org The Seattle science that led to FDA approval of HIV-prevention drug Traces Of Virus In Man Cured Of HIV Trigger Scientific Debate http://kplu.org/post/traces-virus-man-cured-hiv-trigger-scientific-debate Top AIDS scientists are scratching their heads about new data from the most famous HIV patient in the world — at least to people in the AIDS community.<p>Timothy Ray Brown, known as <a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/unofficial-prognosis/2012/06/12/three-bizarre-tales-of-medical-survivors-and-what-they-can-and-cannot-teach-us-about-medicine/">the Berlin patient</a>, is thought to be the first patient ever to be cured of HIV infection.<p>Brown, 45, had two bone marrow transplants in Berlin in 2007 and 2008 to treat leukemia that is apparently unrelated to his HIV infection. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:51:16 +0000 Richard Knox 5263 at http://kplu.org Traces Of Virus In Man Cured Of HIV Trigger Scientific Debate Study: Gates-backed project prevented 100,000 HIV infections in India http://kplu.org/post/study-gates-backed-project-prevented-100000-hiv-infections-india <p>A $258 million initiative sponsored by the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at preventing AIDS in India appears to have paid off overall, researchers say, resulting in more than <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gCGJgvoZfPHHdzILENxn0kG0zYCg?docId=CNG.5ed04d1baff27d7f8b8b8dc2ad37b51b.141" target="_blank">100,000 fewer new HIV infections </a>over five years.</p><p>Many aren&rsquo;t quite ready to judge this project, <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/avahan/Pages/overview.aspx" target="_blank">Avahan,</a> a success, however.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/10/gates-backed-aids-project-in-india-prevented-100000-hiv-infections-study-says/">Read more on Humanosphere.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:21:14 +0000 Tom Paulson 2872 at http://kplu.org Study: Gates-backed project prevented 100,000 HIV infections in India Thirty years of AIDS in Washington, USA http://kplu.org/post/thirty-years-aids-washington-usa <p>Thirty years ago this month, the first cases of AIDS were identified by the medical community. It was still a mystery disease. A strange form of pneumonia was striking young men in Los Angeles. Since then, the epidemic has been a dramatic roller-coaster of death, disease, politics and what some people call the greatest medical success story of the past half century.&nbsp;</p><p><em>(This interactive timeline is from the federal AIDS.gov website. Click and scroll for dates and highlights.)</em></p><p><iframe border="0" frameborder="0" height="555" id="aidsframe" src="http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/overview/aids-timeline/embed.html" title="A Timeline of AIDS, presented by AIDS.gov" width="480"></iframe></p><p><script type="text/javascript"> var obj = document.getElementById("aidsframe"); obj.style.position = "relative"; obj.style.left = "-40px"; </script></p><p>I sat down with Dr. Bob Wood, one of the most prominent local faces of AIDS and the fight to contain it, to discuss the highlights and low points. You can listen to the interview by clicking on &quot;Audio.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 07:01:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1776 at http://kplu.org