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Fighting the spread of HIV by posing on the dance floor

| Saturday, January 17, 2015
A performer competes during a vogue ball in Baltimore, where the city's health department hosts the annual event as part of an HIV outreach and education effort.
Beneath the neon lights of a banquet hall on an industrial stretch of the city, models strutted across an elevated stage in homemade evening gowns and tuxedos adorned with sequins, lace and something atypical for the runway: Trojan condom wrappers.

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

| Friday, December 26, 2014
The lawsuit alleges a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

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FDA favors ending lifetime ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

| Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The FDA says it favors ending the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, replacing it with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with men in the previous 12 months.

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Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

| Monday, December 15, 2014
Eighty congressional lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, calling for the Department to replace the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based on individual risk factors.

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FDA advisory panel has no plans to reconvene, vote on ending gay blood ban

| Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Blood Products Advisory Committee will not reconvene to continue discussions or to recommend that the FDA end its lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men.

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‘Religious zealot’ pastor who wishes all gays were dead defends sermon

| Sunday, December 7, 2014
Steven Anderson
The pastor who declared that putting gay people to death would lead to an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” defends his anti-gay sermon, in which he also claims "all homos are pedophiles."

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Arizona pastor predicts ‘AIDS-free world by Christmas’ if all ‘homos’ are killed

| Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Steven Anderson
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A pastor in Tempe, Ariz. said Sunday that if humanity wants to have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” then gays should be put to death as God has ordered in the scriptures.

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Report: New HIV diagnoses on steady decline in Chicago

| Wednesday, December 3, 2014
CHICAGO -- Chicago health officials say new HIV diagnoses in the city have been steadily declining over the past 13 years. The Chicago Department of Public Health released a new report Monday to coincide with World AIDS Day. The report cites a 41 percent decline in new HIV cases since 2001.

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New HIV diagnoses hit all-time low in New York City

| Tuesday, December 2, 2014
NEW YORK -- The number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. The city's Department of Health released the news on Monday - World AIDS Day.

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World AIDS Day: For the countless many, gone too soon

| Monday, December 1, 2014
Thirty-three years ago, on June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as “homosexuals” — two had died.

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