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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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A few updates on HIV research

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A number of new clinical trials are showing promise in hopes of treating the disease and preventing its spread.
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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.
Scanning electron micrograph of the HIV-1 virus, colored green, budding from cultured lymphocyte, via Creative Commons

Possible new HIV therapies, and the potential for a cure

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Combining new techniques with existing treatments could, potentially, rid the virus from the body.
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Anti-herpes drug to treat HIV?

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If proven effective, the drug would also be cheaper than current HIV treatments.
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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.
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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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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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