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AIDS Summit at the UN: Not Enough Talk About Sex

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

World leaders gathered at the United Nations to mark the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Adrienne Germain and Alexandra Garita discuss the declaration and the controversies that arise whenever sex is a key part of an agenda.

New HIV Infections Drop Since 2001, UN Says

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations AIDS agency on Friday urged increased funding for early treatment of people with HIV following a new interna...

Important Progress, But Also New Challenges, in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than 10 years ago, and those who have already contracted the virus are living longer, according t...

U.S. HIV Study Finds Higher Infections Linked To Poverty

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected with the AIDS virus, according to the fi...

National AIDS Strategy Provides Welcome, Albeit Overdue, Framework

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Today, in announcing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), our federal government has begun to answer the call for a coordinated, comprehensive strategy to combat this crisis.

MDs Contribute to the HIV Epidemic. Seriously.

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

At first I thought it was a fluke. But then I heard the same story told again. Different friend. Different doctor. Same problem. I have been telling...

Low-Down Talk About Gays, HIV, and the DL from Sherri Shepherd and D.L. Hughley

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Smith

Three-and-a-half minutes on The View were the source of enough misinformation to damage the conversation regarding blacks and gays for a while. How about including the voice of black gays?

For World AIDS Day, Obama Should Keep Promise On Syringe Exchange

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

A letter from twelve leading AIDS advocate working with local, state and national partners to advance the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Since When Is the Expression of Fear and Ignorance a Basic American Right?

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

So to all of you in Washington, D.C., I ask this simple question. If you were left without the health care coverage that your positions bestow upon you, what would you do?

Fatalistic Teens Increase Risk of HIV Infection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

A study this summer reports 1 in 7 teenagers in the U.S. thinks he or she only has a 50-50 shot of making it past 35. What stands out are the consequences of low life-expectancy.

African HIV-Carriers Should Be Branded: Swaziland Legislator

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A legislator in the African nation of Swaziland has called for all those infected with the HIV virus to be branded on the buttocks....

The Cure on Black AIDS Day

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

The statistics hit like a blow to the gut. Nearly half of all new HIV cases in the U.S. are among African Americans, even though we represent just 12 percent of the population.

On the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, Turning the Corner for People Living with HIV

Dr. Ana Langer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Ana Langer

As people live longer with HIV, new challenges have emerged. Chief among them are the effects of social stigma and discrimination against people with HIV.

The Day of the Red Ribbon

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Logan Levkoff

If HIV is preventable, why are there over 56,000 new infections in this country every year? Why is it that red ribbons are only worn on World AIDS Day -- or occasionally to the Academy Awards?

Number Of New HIV Infections In US Much Higher Than Government Reported, Study Finds

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health offic...

New HIV Infections 'Far And Away' Outpacing Drug Treatment: UN

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UNITED NATIONS — Despite a stepped up global battle against AIDS, the numbers of people newly infected with HIV are far and away outpacing the n...