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America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

June 6, 2017
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America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world? Thanks to the success of lifesaving antiretroviral medication pioneered 20 years ago and years of research and education, most H.I.V.-positive people today can lead long, healthy lives but in certain pockets of the country, unknown to…

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GIVING TUESDAY

November 28, 2016
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GIVING TUESDAY

Support The Work of The African American Planning Commission Tomorrow, November 29th, the African American Planning Commission is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We hope you will join this movement and help support our work not only with a donation, but by reaching out to your friends, family, neighbors and community members to talk about the important…

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U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

April 3, 2015
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U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before. Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its highest level ever, according to a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness provided to The Huffington Post. Through several initiatives by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of…

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HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

July 23, 2014
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HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The research was discussed…

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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

July 11, 2014
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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed federal officials have announced. The girl, now nearly 4 years old, had remained virus-free even though she stopped taking HIV medications…

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How Governor Cuomo Plans To End The HIV Epidemic

June 30, 2014
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How Governor Cuomo Plans To End The HIV Epidemic

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State can end its three-decade HIV crisis by the year 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as he announced an ambitious plan to deliver a knockout blow to the epidemic by boosting testing, reducing new infections and expanding treatment. The governor said the state is aiming to reduce new…

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Kenyan Woman Sleeps With More than 300 Men (So far) to Exact Revenge on Man Who Infected Her with HIV

March 24, 2014
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Kenyan Woman Sleeps With More than 300 Men (So far) to Exact Revenge on Man Who Infected Her with HIV

A Kenyan woman who claims a man raped and infected her with HIV at a party recently admitted to sleeping with more than 300 men in revenge, the Kenyan Daily Post reports. The woman, who remains anonymous, shared her story through her Facebook page “Kenyan Scandals.” “I’m 19 and a 2nd year here at Kabarak…

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Doctors Hope For Cure In A 2nd Baby Born With HIV [video]

March 6, 2014
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Doctors Hope For Cure In A 2nd Baby Born With HIV [video]

(AP) — A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment – in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The girl was born in suburban Los Angeles last April, a…

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Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS Video Stories

March 6, 2014
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Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS Video Stories

Real Talk: Living with HIV and AIDS   HIV/AIDS Video Stories The effects of HIV and AIDS are global, but the stories are personal. Black or white, rich or poor, adult or child… HIV and AIDS do not discriminate. The stories here are used to reduce stigma, raise awareness, promote prevention, encourage testing and enhance…

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My Positive Life

November 15, 2011
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Hi my name is Danielle and I’m 25 years old. We always hear how devastating it is when a person is told that they have been infected with the HIV virus. Well what is life like when that is all you know? You see I don’t know what life is like not being positive because…

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