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Studies Show Big Promise for HIV Prevention Drug

Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.

03/04/2014

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Epilepsy Drug Blocks HIV in Lab Study as Human Tests are Planned

Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it’s possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.

12/19/2013

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Prince George’s County Hosts AIDS Awareness Event

Health officials in Prince George’s County are sponsoring an event designed to promote AIDS awareness.

12/02/2013

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White House: Ban On ‘Transplantation Of Organs Infected With’ HIV Lifted

On Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law a piece of legislation that lifts a current ban on transplanting organs infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.

11/22/2013

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Doctors Have Convincing Evidence They Put HIV Into Remission In Baby Born With Virus

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

10/23/2013

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2 Pr. George’s Theaters to Air HIV Awareness Ads

Two movie theaters in Prince George’s County are airing public service announcements aimed at promoting safe sexual behavior.

10/20/2013

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Robertson: Gay Community Transmits AIDS By Cutting Their Fingers With Rings

Televangelist Pat Robertson is claiming that the gay community is spreading AIDS among themselves by cutting their fingers with rings and then shaking hands.

08/28/2013

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Virginia Man Gets 9 Years for AIDS-Related Fraud

A Virginia man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for defrauding investors in a company that he claimed was developing a treatment for the AIDS virus.

07/10/2013

Basking in an exuberant welcome, President Barack Obama on Monday declared a new era in U.S. relations with Africa based on strategic investment as opposed to charitable aid. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Declares New Era Of US-Africa Relations, Touts Bush Administration AIDS Work

Basking in an exuberant welcome, President Barack Obama on Monday declared a new era in U.S. relations with Africa based on strategic investment as opposed to charitable aid.

07/01/2013

The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Pledge For Free Speech Restriction

In a free-speech ruling, the Supreme Court said Thursday that the government cannot force private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of getting taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world.

06/20/2013

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