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Toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of virus in bloodstream

A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her bloodstream. The child’s stunning story was first revealed at a medical meeting in March 2013. The revelation was the first account of an HIV-infected infant achieving what appeared to be a cure after receiving aggressive drug treatment […]

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National HIV Testing Day: 3 of the riskiest ways to catch HIV

Today is National HIV Testing Day. We cannot stress enough the importance of knowing your status. HIV prevention and transmission is critical, especially within the African-American community. Here are 3 of the riskiest ways to contract HIV as published on Rolling Out. 

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‘I’m Okay’: the story of a Black, trans and HIV-positive woman

The following post was written by Octavia Y. Lewis. It originally appeared on The Root under the title, “I’m Black, I’m Trans, I’m HIV-Positive, and I’m OK.” By: Octavia Y. Lewis My Thing Is: The black community is often accused of being closed-minded, but my experience has been the opposite. Thanks to the overwhelming support of […]

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HIV is Not A Crime

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By: Aron Cobbs, BYP100 New York Chapter I’m incredibly humbled, proud and inspired to be in Iowa. The state recently became THE FIRST in our country to reform its draconian HIV criminalization laws during the first national “HIV Is Not A Crime” Conference at Grinnell College this week. I hope and trust that other states will follow […]

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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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