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HIV Rates Rise Among Young Gay, Bisexual Men

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HIV rates among young, gay and bisexual men is on the rise in Chicago, according to a  new study done by Northwestern University. Although the transmission of the disease through IV drug use and heterosexual sex has declined, the Centers for Disease Control feels the...

Health Organizations File Complaint Against Insurance Companies Alleging Discrimination Against HIV/AIDS Patients

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The National Health Law Program and the AIDS Institute have filed a complaint with federal health officials asserting that four insurance companies have violated a civil rights section of the Affordable Care Act. The two health organizations allege the Florida insurers have structured their plans...

Magic Johnson: ‘I’m Going To Pray For Donald Sterling’

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Magic Johnson said he’s going to pray for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Magic Johnson is a better human than a lot of people. Johnson told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night that “I’m a God-fearing man and I’m going to pray for him and hope things...

British Mom Who Contracted HIV After Fling Admits, ‘I thought only people in Africa got HIV’

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Rachel Dilley, a 48-year-old mother of three, recently appeared on a British morning show to talk about contracting HIV as a middle-aged woman. Dilley was a guest on ITV’s This Morning and recounted her tale of contacting the virus nearly a decade ago from a...

Testing On Monkeys Show New Gel Could Shield Women From HIV Infection

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In what sounds like a potential breakthrough in HIV infection among women, a new gel that is currently in the early stages of testing on monkeys, could possibly protect women.  Scientists have shown that monkeys can be protected against infection with a vaginal gel even...