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Research: HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Dr. Lisa Sterman holds up a Truvada pill, an HIV treatment pill used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The research was discussed Tuesday at the International AIDS Conference in ...

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International AIDS conference honors victims of downed jet

| Monday, July 21, 2014
Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS, Lambert Grijns speaks at the opening ceremony of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- An international AIDS conference opened in Australia on Sunday with a tribute to several delegates who were killed en route to the gathering when their plane was shot down over Ukraine. Officials at the opening ceremony for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne held a moment of silence for the six AIDS researchers...

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Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi bring AIDS conference to a close

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Former President Bill Clinton on Friday called for a more effective use of resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS. “We need a new level of openness about how every last dollar is spent by countries, by governments, by NGOs,” he said during the International AIDS Conference’s closing session at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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AIDS 2012: Laura Bush stresses women pivotal in fight against AIDS

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Friday, July 27, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Former First Lady Laura Bush stressed on Thursday that women continue to play a crucial role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

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AIDS 2012: Protesters disrupt congressional panel on AIDS

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Thursday, July 26, 2012
Protesters disrupt a congressional panel moderated by former Sen. Bill Frist (left) at the 19th International AIDS Conference.
WASHINGTON -- Protesters disrupted an HIV/AIDS panel discussion on Wednesday involving members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, accusing the Republican senators of blocking efforts to thwart the disease at home and abroad.

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Thirteen HIV/AIDS protesters arrested in front of White House

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Wednesday, July 25, 2012
HIV/AIDS activists tie red ribbons with condoms, empty pill bottles and other items to the White House fence.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Parks Police on Tuesday arrested 13 protesters who gathered in front of the White House.

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Study finds elevated HIV infection rates among young black gay, bisexual men

| Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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HIV infection rates among gay and bisexual black men are significantly higher than the rates among their white counterparts, according to a study released by HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN).

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AIDS 2012: Clinton announces ‘blueprint’ for ‘AIDS-free generation’

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Monday at the 19th International AIDS Conference.
In a speech before attendees in D.C. at the 19th International AIDS Conference, Clinton said she directed U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby to develop the plan and said it would be unveiled before Dec. 1 on World AIDS Day.

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AIDS 2012: Sebelius unveils public-private collaborations to fight disease

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Monday, July 23, 2012
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Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced four new public-private initiatives on Sunday night aimed at removing barriers that cause some living with HIV/AIDS within the United States to fall out of care.

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AIDS 2012: ‘Keep the Promise’ march draws more than 2,000

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Monday, July 23, 2012
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More than 2,000 HIV/AIDS activists from around the world took part in the “Make the Promise” march through downtown Washington on Sunday.

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