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GlaxoSmithKline, UNC form company aimed at finding AIDS cure

| Monday, May 11, 2015
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The partnership also creates an HIV Cure center bringing together academic and pharmaceutical research scientists.

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Aetna changes Florida prescription drug policy amid HIV drug complaint

| Friday, March 27, 2015
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Aetna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consumers with HIV and AIDS can access their medications at lower costs.

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Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples

| Thursday, February 26, 2015
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An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender.

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Study: HIV drug can prevent new infection when taken before and after sex

| Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after sex between two men.

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

| Friday, December 26, 2014
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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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New York regulators tell insurers to cover transgender treatment

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
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Officials say commercial insurers may not deny needed treatment for gender dysphoria when someone's gender at birth is contrary to his or her identity.

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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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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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Longtime AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending the FDA

| Monday, August 11, 2014
AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves. In the early 1990s, Gonsalves traveled to Washington to confront, provoke and challenge officials at the Food and Drug Administration. A quarter century later, he still travels to Washington, but with a very different agenda: to defend the FDA.
WASHINGTON -- As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Gonsalves was part of the confrontational group Act Up, which staged protests outside the FDA's headquarters, disrupted its public meetings and pressured its leaders into speeding up the approval of experimental drugs for patients ...

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