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Russian lawmaker: Ban Tim Cook for life, he’ll bring Ebola and AIDS to Russia

| Thursday, October 30, 2014
Vitaly Milonov
The Russian lawmaker behind the country's gay propaganda law, said Thursday that Apple CEO Tim Cook should be banned from Russia "for life" because he is gay, and could bring Ebola or AIDS to Russia.

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Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero

| Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Elton John performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in New York.
NEW YORK -- Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit.

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Human Rights Campaign backs use of daily HIV-prevention pill

| Saturday, October 18, 2014
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The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior...

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Beyond marriage, the battle for LGBT equality marches on

| Saturday, October 11, 2014
Pamela Thiele, left, and her spouse, Lauren Fortmiller, of Lakewood, Colo., take part in a rally on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on October 8, 2014. For many activists, the top priority after marriage is federal legislation that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against LGBT people. There's no such federal law now, and more than half the states do not ban discrimination by employers or public accommodations based on sexual orientation.
NEW YORK -- Even as they celebrate epic victories in the push for marriage equality, gay-rights activists acknowledge that other difficult issues remain on their agenda. There's the persistent high rate of HIV infections, the struggles to expand transgender rights, and the striking fact that even in some states allowing same-sex marriage, people can lose their job for being gay.

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Georgia public health department launches HIV/AIDS website

| Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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ATLANTA -- Health officials in Georgia have launched an online clearinghouse for information related to HIV and AIDS in the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the launch of the Georgia CAPUS Care Portal.

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Puerto Rico partners on U.S. project to develop HIV vaccine

| Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor says the island's largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

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New York City reports three cases of meningitis in HIV-positive gay men

| Friday, September 5, 2014
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NEW YORK -- New York City's Health Department says it's investigating three cases of meningitis that have developed in HIV-positive gay men over the last two weeks. The department says Friday it's recommending meningitis vaccinations for all men who regularly have intimate contact with other men. It says men with HIV are at a greater risk of acquiring meningitis.

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Law firm takes ‘immediate and severe’ action over lawyer’s anti-gay email

| Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Walter Kubitz
MANASSAS, Va. -- A Virginia law firm says it has taken “immediate and severe” action against an attorney who railed against same-sex marriage in company-wide email, in which he also referred to AIDS as the "gay plague."

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San Diego man accused of intentionally infecting dozens of men with HIV

| Friday, August 29, 2014
Thomas Guerra
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A California gay man who is alleged to be HIV positive is accused of intentionally infecting at least two dozen men in and around the San Diego area. Two men say 29-year-old Thomas Guerra infected them with the HIV virus, and one man who spoke to KFMB-TV says he’s speaking out to warn others about the alleged actions of his former partner.

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HBO’s ‘The Normal Heart’ wins Emmy Award for best TV movie

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in a scene from HBO's "The Normal Heart."
HBO's "The Normal Heart" has won the Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie. The critically acclaimed film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

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