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Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds

For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

02/25/2015

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

FDA Moves To Drop Lifetime Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

Hundreds came out to Morgan State University to form a giant "living ribbon" on Monday for World AIDS Day. (Photo Credit: Karen Adams/All News 99.)

Morgan State Forms Giant Red Ribbon for World AIDS Day

Hundreds recognized World Aids Day in Baltimore Monday with a living red ribbon at Morgan State University.

12/01/2014

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Rand Paul: Obama Administration Makes Transmission Of Ebola Sound Similar To AIDS

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.

10/17/2014

Marines lined up to have their temperatures taken by Liberian health workers as they left their planes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. Marines Arrive At Ebola ‘Hot Zone’

Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone with an additional 100 Marines to join 200 already on the ground to help medical authorities cope with the outbreak.

10/09/2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: We Have To Work Now So Ebola ‘Is Not The World’s Next AIDS’

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a top-level forum in Washington, D.C., that the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything he’s seen since the AIDS epidemic.

10/09/2014

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CDC: 110 Million Americans Have STDs At Any Given Time

Nearly 20 million cases of a sexually transmitted disease infection are reported each year in the United States and the number could be higher because many sufferers don’t show symptoms.

10/08/2014

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Advocates: Insurance Companies Making HIV, AIDS Drugs Unaffordable Under Obamacare Exchange

Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers.

08/06/2014

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/24/2014

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HIV-Killing Condom Could Launch In Next Few Months

Australian company working with condom manufacturer to combine anti-viral gel with lubricant.

07/23/2014

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