HIV

Trump administration adds new restrictions for fetal tissue research

The Trump administration eliminated funding for fetal tissue medical research by government scientists on Wednesday.

Why it matters: The decision is considered a win for anti-abortion rights supporters and a major blow to scientists who rely on the tissue from elective abortions for research into diseases like cancer, HIV and Zika, the Washington Post reports.

Women are underrepresented in HIV research

WOman holding cocktail of HIV pills
A woman holding a cocktail of HIV drugs. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Just over half of HIV patients are women, but most research subjects are men, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: "If we're going to find a cure, it's important that we find a cure that actually works for everybody," Rowena Johnston, AMFAR's director of research, told the NYT.