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HIV Vaccine Trial Begins in South Africa

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A new clinical trial is underway in South Africa on an experimental vaccine that could safely prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. According to a statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HVTN 702 is the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine...

CDC Predicts Half of Gay & Bisexual Black Men Will Get HIV

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released the findings of its first-ever comprehensive national estimates of the lifetime risk of an HIV diagnosis and the results are quite eye-opening. According to the CDC’s study, gay and bisexual Black men face a “strikingly high risk” of...

Here’s the ‘Being Mary Jane’ Scene Every Woman NEEDS to Watch Before Getting With a New Man

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There are only two episodes left in this season of BET’s hit drama Being Mary Jane, and Mara Brock Akil deserves a serious round of applause. In addition to bringing in millions of viewers, BMJ has touched on so many relevant issues from mental health and suicide and dating “entitled Black...

Study Shows Half Of Atlanta’s Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients Have AIDS

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A new study released has revealed some  startling facts about HIV/AIDS cases in Atlanta. Due to the lack of testing centers, it’s been discovered by the time Atlanta residents are diagnosed with the virus, nearly three out of ten already have full-blown AIDS, according to WABE. Currently Atlanta...

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...