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The left’s troubling embrace of GOP anti-Clinton talking points

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The notion that Bill Clinton’s presidency was “odious” is odious. On gay rights and HIV, Bill Clinton was a god.
Source: Donald Moffett: He Kills Me, 1987, poster. From a touring art exhibit Act-Up New York.

Hillary Clinton issues long mea culpa over Reagan-AIDS snafu

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Hillary and Bernie both had a bad week. She snafu’d on AIDS, while he claimed all blacks come from the ghetto.
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Who started a national conversation about what?

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The Reagans started a national conversation about AIDS the way Nixon helped start one executive power abuses.
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Pope Francis says we can’t address AIDS epidemic until we eradicate poverty

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Only one bad thing can exist at a time, says one of the world’s leading moral authority figures.
Scanning electron micrograph of the HIV-1 virus, colored green, budding from cultured lymphocyte, via Creative Commons

This virus could be used to treat HIV

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The latest in potential outside-the-box treatments for HIV.
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“Eggs Benedict” art installation portrays former pope using 17,000 condoms

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The installation is meant as a commentary on Pope Benedict’s opposition to condom use to fight the AIDS epidemic.
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Even in defeat, anti-gay measures a wake-up call

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While people are still publicly calling for gays to be killed, we can’t take the progress we’ve made for granted.
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FDA: Protecting blood supply from AIDS might “offend” straight people

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The FDA says it would be “offensive” and “burdensome” to questions straight donors the way they questions gays.
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“FDA replaces irrational, homophobic gay blood ban with new irrational, homophobic gay blood ban”

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The new bans asks gay men to be celibate for a year before donating.
Truvada (photo courtesy of Jeffrey Beall)

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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