World’s First Injectable HIV Preventative is Approved by FDA

The latest milestone in the fight to end the HIV epidemic, the first injectable medication for preventing HIV has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Until now, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medications for mitigating the virus, which include Truvada and Descovy, are required to be taken oral and daily, leaving a larger margin of error as people can forget or can’t realistically take something every …

New Treatment EBT-101 Could Provide a Breakthrough Cure for HIV

Excision Biotherapeutics’ groundbreaking HIV treatment, EBT-101, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to begin testing for its first phase of human trials. This new treatment relies on the Nobel Prize-winning, gene-editing technology CRISPR to successfully remove HIV proviral DNA from human cells. Scientists believe that this one-time treatment will “functionally cure” people from the virus, meaning only small traces of the HIV genome …

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping

All goods sold on the site are made by women survivors of abuse, conflict and disease, and in turn, help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment

While “conscious shopping” has become a buzz phrase of late, when it’s coming from a former Counterterrorism Advisor at the US Department of State, you pay attention. Jane Mosbacher Morris, who also worked at the same department’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and later became Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership (managing the institute’s anti-human-trafficking program), wasn’t a born …