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When Do HIV Symptoms Begin to Show?

For the past few decades, there have been many scientific advancements in combatting the spread of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Even with all of the research and medical advances in that time, many people are still confused by what the symptoms of infection are and when they will begin to appear. HIV is a…

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

Marked by the symbol of wearing a red ribbon, World AIDS Day started in 1988 as a way to show solidarity and strength within the HIV/AIDS community and its allies. In the nearly 30 years since its inaugural celebration, the medical advances made continue to shape the lives of those living with HIV for the…

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5 Big Stories in Sexual Health in 2016

The big sexual health stories in 2016 serve as a reminder that great progress continues to be made, yet there is still a long way to go when it comes to curing and eradicating diseases in the U.S. and around the globe. As we make our way toward 2017, here’s a list of the stories…

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3 Memorable TV Moments About HIV

It is hard to remember a time when HIV wasn’t talked about on television. Today, many television series include characters in the main cast who are living with HIV. Throughout the past three decades, television has had several important moments where HIV and AIDS were discussed. Whether it was a guest actor coming in to…

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Raises $3.2 Million for AIDS Research

Earlier this month, the Elton John AIDS Foundation held their 15th Annual New York Gala. The event, which was set up to raise funding for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and awareness was held on November 2nd. The event was successful in raising over $3.2 million dollars for the cause. The night was hosted by talk show…

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Charlie Sheen Says Trial Injectable HIV Meds are a “Global-Game Changer”

Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive last winter shook up not just the community affected by the disease, but the larger international community as well. Recently, in a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, he reported feeling “excellent” thanks to a drug he calls a “global game-changer” with “no side effects”. While this is…

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5 Athletes Who Were Diagnosed with HIV

There have been several world famous athletes to be diagnosed with HIV. Recently, this blog discussed the journey of Magic Johnson after her was diagnosed with the virus in 1991. Since his diagnosis, Johnson has gone on to raise money and awareness to help combat the spread of HIV. Today, let’s take a look at…

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HIV Testing: Which test is best?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that every person between the ages of 13 and 64, who is sexually active, should be tested at least once in their lifetime for HIV. There are many different places you can get tested for HIV such as a doctor’s office, a private laboratory, a mobile testing…

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Javier Munoz, Hamiltons Newest Star, is HIV Positive

“Hamilton” is a cultural sensation that’s captured the imagination of the country. Sweeping the Tony Awards by taking home 11 statuettes, the immensely talented cast and riveting story continue to engage audience goers, even with creator and star Lin Manuel Miranda giving his last performance this past July. Stepping into the staggeringly large shoes of…