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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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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+.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Circumcision may be the kindest cut of all

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Recent research confirms that from a health standpoint the benefits of circumcision outweigh the costs.

Men with HIV may be at greater risk of heart attack

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Men with HIV tend to have a greater risk of developing soft plaques (and larger ones) in their coronary arteries.
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