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Prevent HIV with just four pills?

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A new clinical trial of the drug Truvada suggests you might be able to prevent HIV infection with only 4 pills.
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Pat Robertson says you can get AIDS from a towel (video)

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“You might get AIDS in Kenya. The people have AIDS, you gotta be careful. I mean, the towels could have AIDS.”
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CDC: 1/3 of gay, bisexual men with HIV don’t even know it

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The CDC report also found that half of gay and bisexual men with HIV in the US go untreated.
AIDS-HIV activist dispenses awareness information near Yoyogi Park, popular with teens and young adults on Sept. 18, 2009 in Tokyo. 20-30 year-olds have the highest rate of HIV in Japan. cdrin / Shutterstock.com

A pill a day to prevent HIV? Could it be “that” easy?

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The World Health Organization is recommending that all “men who have sex with men” take an AIDS prevention drug.
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New program dramatically increases HIV screening and detection

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Instituting this plan caused an impressive increase in the number of patients screened, and detected as HIV+.
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Iowa State researcher indicted for faking “promising” AIDS vaccine studies

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Dr. Dong-Pyou faked his “promising” HIV/AIDS research in order to get even more federal grant money.
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How well condoms actually work is a tricky question

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The problem isn’t condoms failing to stop disease, it’s people failing to use condoms –and use them correctly.
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HIV vaccine trial appears to have led to higher HIV rates

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The data showed that there was an increased chance for vaccinated participants to contract HIV.
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Study: HIV incidence 4x higher in people with mental health diagnoses

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This study points out that those patients with mental illness may not be getting screened for HIV appropriately.
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HIV/AIDS explodes in Russia as Putin eschews “western” science

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New HIV infections in Russia are out of control, and Kremlin shows little interest in seriously addressing them.
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