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Woman with HIV: ‘I thought you got it in Africa’

A viral video of a British woman who contracted HIV at age 40 from a sexual fling has admitted that she “thought you got it in Africa.” Rachel Dilley, 48, revealed the shocking revelation of ignorance during an appearance on the UK’s ITV This Morning talk show. 

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Rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control reported what it suspects to be a rare case of HIV transmission between women on Thursday.  Female-to-female transmission of the virus is extremely uncommon, but can be passed through fluids. 

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2nd baby born with HIV may be cured

A second baby born with HIV may have had her infection sent into remission and possibly cured, doctors say. The case was revealed Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The child was born last April in suburban Los Angeles, and was treated four hours after being delivered. 

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Georgia health program targets HIV treatment, prevention in black women

A Georgia heath program is helping black women get treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. By doing so, SHE PREVAILS is seeking to cut down on the number of HIV cases in African American women. 

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Report: African Americans living with HIV less likely to stay in care

According to new data released last week, African Americans living with HIV are less likely to receive continuous care. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that blacks account for nearly half off all new infections, despite representing just 14% of the U.S. population. 

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National Black HIV/AIDS Day 2014

Many know about AIDS Awareness Day celebrated on the first of December each year, but few are aware of what today is. For 16 years, Feb. 7 has been recognized as the official day for black AIDS awareness, testing, education, treatment and involvement.

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Social Media Raises Awareness of HIV Testing Among African American Young Adults

By: Melissa Shaw A groundbreaking research project launched by the University of California in Los Angeles has found that Facebook can be a highly effective tool in encouraging young African Americans to talk candidly about sexually transmitted diseases and the importance of regular testing. While some may have initially doubted the acceptability of using Facebook to discuss […]

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Atlanta pastor found guilty of knowingly exposing others to HIV virus

An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus. Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status. 

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President announces $100M HIV research initiative

President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative to combat the spread of the HIV virus.  His administration is redirecting $100 million into the project which will live at the National Institutes of Health.

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People with HIV could face jail time even if safe sex is practiced

Exposing someone to HIV is a crime in at least 35 states, even if the virus is not transmitted. According to an investigation conducted by Pro Publica, it is also a crime even if the sex in question was safe. The investigation looks at the case of Nick Rhoades, who was sentenced to 25 years […]

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