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Robert Valadez

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Sparking Difficult Conversations as We Move Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 4:05 PM

The International AIDS Conference (IAC) is consistently charged with emotion, energy and opinions. The conference this year in Washington, D.C., was no different. What was different was the great deal of optimism shared by activists, scientists, researchers and outreach specialists alike. This optimism was clearly fueled by a consistent message...

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A Donor Deferred: The Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

(20) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 7:24 PM

"Save a life, give blood," read the sticker on a colleague's lapel. It sounds wonderful -- where do I sign up? Unfortunately, I can't donate blood because I'm gay. Many people are surprised to hear that gay men are prohibited from donating blood in most countries around the world, including...

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