There’s No Vaccine, There’s No Cure, But Experts Say We Can End AIDS
PBS NewsHour takes a look at the AIDS epidemic and the plan to bring it under control. Meanwhile, San Francisco sets an ambitious goal.
The End Of Aids?
PBS NewsHour traveled to six places across the world to find stories of those in the middle of the AIDS epidemic. Will they find an end to AIDS? Watch our six-part series, starting July 11th. (PBS Newshour, 7/11)
San Francisco’s Bold AIDS Mission Is ‘Getting To Zero’ By 2030
There’s still no vaccine and no cure, but the medical community is increasingly focused on ambitious plans to bring about an end to HIV/AIDS. The NewsHour launches its series, “The End of AIDS?” with a look at intense prevention efforts underway in one of the cities most impacted by the epidemic, San Francisco. (Brangham, 7/11)
In other news, researchers turn to an dating app to promote HIV self-testing kits —
The New York Times:
Researchers Try Grindr App To Give Out H.I.V. Self-Testing Kits
Grindr, the gay dating app, is an effective way to get gay black and Hispanic men to try home H.I.V. self-testing kits, according to a recent study. The small study was confined to Los Angeles, and fewer than 400 test kits were distributed, but the idea has broader potential. Grindr is used by at least five million men in 192 countries, according to its developer. (McNeil, 7/11)