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Option for Couples to Test Together, Access ART for Prevention Can Reduce HIV Risk

"If we don't leverage the power of innovation to transform how health services are provided and utilized, efforts to stop new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths can reach a stalemate," UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe writes in this opinio...

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HIV/AIDS Funding Does Not Undermine Efforts to Fight Other Diseases, Study Suggests

"While the battle against HIV/AIDS attracts more donor funding globally than all other diseases combined, it has not diverted attention from fighting unrelated afflictions -- such as malaria, measles and malnutrition -- and may be improving health se...

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Getting Heterosexual Black Men Involved in HIV Prevention, Part 2

We continue our in-depth roundtable discussion by talking with a panel of experts about how U.S. society (and the HIV community) can help straight, black guys want to use condoms more, be more willing to openly talk about HIV, and value themselves an...

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The AIDS Institute Praises Florida Governor Rick Scott and Florida Legislature for Taking Steps to Support AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Tampa, Fla. -- The AIDS Institute applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida legislature for increasing state funding to the Florida AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) as part of the 2012 state budget recently approved by the Legislature a...

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Thoughts on a Roundtable: How to Get Heterosexual Black Men Involved in HIV Prevention, Part 1

I've always been bothered by the fact that heterosexual black men have been kept out of conversations about HIV prevention in the African-American community. A lot can be blamed for this blatant omission, but it's important to point to homophobia and...

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When Will Male HIV/AIDS Leaders Make Women and Girls a Priority?

"We are drowning in a culture that seriously devalues women, and unfortunately, the HIV/AIDS movement is part of that same culture," our news editor Kellee Terrell writes. "I challenge male leaders to stop with the sappy pseudo-empowering rhetoric ab...

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The Culture War in the Black HIV/AIDS Movement Is Hurting Us All

"Whether you want to admit it or not, it's not just our country as a whole that is engulfed in a bitter culture war -- so is our black HIV/AIDS leadership," our news editor Kellee Terrell writes. "And just like in American politics, the conservatives...

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Universal Access to HIV Treatment Can Be Achieved

"Thirty years after AIDS made its deadly debut, a future without the disease is finally within reach," a Boston Globe editorial states, adding, "But just as science is on the verge of winning the battle, financial resources and political will are fla...

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Dairy Cows, Fishing Boats and HIV

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges, unambiguously, that "Gender inequalities are a key driver of the [HIV] epidemic in several ways." The inequalities plaguing women include gender-based violence, sexist gender norms, care-giving resp...

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HIV and Sexual Function in Women Over 50: A Blog Entry by Bethsheba Johnson, G.N.P.-B.C., A.A.H.I.V.S.

"How do we as clinical practitioners proceed with our HIV-positive women over 50 who report sexual dysfunction? Do we tell them they are just 'frigid,' as women in general were told decades ago?" nurse practitioner Bethsheba Johnson asks in our "HIV ...