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U.S. Border Agents Patrol The Rio Grande Valley In Texas

We Must End HIV-Based Family Separation at the Border

In this op-ed, a group of family physicians and HIV specialists revisit the cruel reality happening at the U.S. border for people living with HIV.

By Monica Hahn, M.D., M.P.H., Yuyang Mei, M.D., Caitlin Felder-Heim, M.D., Eva Raphael, M.D. and Danielle Baurer, M.D., M.A.
Young people walking with the Lincoln Memorial in the background

Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

By Chase Alston
Redefine Positive: A Mom of an HIV-Positive Son Seeks to Reform HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools Img

Redefine Positive: A Mom of an HIV-Positive Son Seeks to Reform HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools

After seeing outdated, fear-based educational videos in her HIV-positive son's classroom, Jodie Howerton decided to take action to shoot down stigma in school curricula.

By Jodie Howerton
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FDA Approve U.S. Pediatric Dose for Raltegravir

On 21 December 2011, the FDA approved dosing recommendations for raltegravir (Isentress) for paediatric patients ages 2 to 18 years and weighing at least 10 kg.

In addition a 100 mg scored chewable tablet and 25 mg chewable tablet was approved for u...

By HIV i-Base
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FDA Approve Pediatric Dose for Darunavir

On December 16, 2011, The Food and Drug Administration approved an oral suspension formulation of darunavir (Prezista). Darunavir is now available as a 100 mg/mL oral suspension.

Additionally, the product labeling was updated to provide dosing recom...

By HIV i-Base
Mandates Won't Save Our Kids from HIV -- Actual Follow-Through Will Img

Mandates Won't Save Our Kids from HIV -- Actual Follow-Through Will

For the first time in almost 20 years, all New York City middle and high school students will be required to receive comprehensive sex education. Prominent policy advocates Tracie M. Gardner and Kymsha Henry weigh in on how this is a step in the righ...

By Tracie Gardner and Kymsha Henry for Legal Action Center
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AIDS Alliance Asks You to Get Informed/Involved in the Effort to Maintain Funding for School-Based HIV Prevention (DASH)

AIDS Alliance is part of a group of organizations working to maintain the funding for Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH) at the CDC. DASH is the only dedicated funding stream for school-based HIV prevention. DASH has effectively worked wit...

By Carole Treston for AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families
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The Art of AIDS: A Video Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Everywhere you look at AIDS 2010, HIV is being expressed artistically. It's as if the disease is so profound to people that simple words can't communicate their feelings. AIDS has been a productive artistic muse over the years and is the subject of c...

By Mark S. King
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The Wisdom of Youth: A Video Blog by Mark S. King

Today was a blast, because I spent it with my intellectual peers -- puppets, show people and youth! In this video blog entry from AIDS 2010 in Vienna you'll meet some amazing young people from around the world who are making a difference in their com...

By Mark S. King
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Under The Radar: July 20

The Campaign to End Pediatric HIV/AIDS Toolkit Scientist Claims Canadian Prime Minister Is "Afraid to Show His Face" at IAC AIDS Docs in Iran Jailed, Group Asking for Help

Here's a hodgepodge of underreported news coming out of IAC:

The Campa...

By Kellee Terrell