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HIV Criminalization in America

HIV Criminalization in America

Robert Suttle was planning to join the military 12 years ago when routine medical tests, revealed he was HIV positive. It was 2003 and he was 24  years old. He says he was overwhelmed by the brutal news. "It was a dark time in my life."  Fast forward to 2008, managing his condition for five years. Robert's life ...

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HIV Test with a USB

HIV Test with a USB

Scientists develop HIV test using a USB stick Researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods. Typically, HIV screenings can take as long as three days to produce results. Scientists at Imperial College London ...

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Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Half of Black and a quarter of Hispanic gay and bisexual men will likely be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new study. This disturbing prediction by the nations premiere health agency, begs the question - Are Public Health Institutions failing people of color. The Centers for Disease Control ...

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Survivors Day

Survivors Day

June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Day. Every year people join together to celebrate and honor the Long-Term Survivors of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Please join with us in raising awareness about the needs, issues and journeys of HIV Long-Term Survivors (HLTS) as we mark two significant milestones – it has been 35 years ...

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Philly HIV Vaccine Conf.

Philly HIV Vaccine Conf.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th. This observance provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate ...

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Study Says HIV Resistant to Key Drug

Study Says HIV Resistant to Key Drug

HIV is becoming resistant to tenofovir, a key antiretroviral drug, due to improper or inconsistent use, according to a new study.Tenofovir is used to treat both HIV and hepatitis B, though researchers found strains of the virus in Africa are much more resistant to the drug than are strains in Europe, raising concerns ...

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