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Living with HIV/AIDS: The Crisis Continues
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Living with HIV/AIDS: The Crisis Continues

HIV/AIDS still spreads, but to many it is the “forgotten disease” as more of the infected live with HIV instead of die of AIDS.

Living with HIV/AIDS: Stigma
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Living with HIV/AIDS: Stigma

Atlanta is called the capital city of the “New South” for its economic prosperity and cultural diversity.  But in this sprawling Southern metropolis a silent crisis looms in the shadows threatening the lives of thousands of Latinos.  Marginalized by mainstream society and silenced by stigma, many Latinos confront HIV without the aid of social services or each other. Fear, stigma, […]

Living with HIV/AIDS: Bush and AIDS
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Living with HIV/AIDS: Bush and AIDS

During the month of December, visitors to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are greeted by a red AIDS ribbon adorning the North Portico of the Bush White House, boldly staring down any doubters of one of the current administration’s focuses. “Thirty-three million people around the world are living with HIV, including more than one million Americans,” said President Bush from the North […]

Living With HIV/AIDS: Teens
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Living With HIV/AIDS: Teens

Every hour in the United States, two young adults between the ages of 13-24 contract HIV. In 2006, young adults between the ages of 13-29 accounted for 34% or 19,142 of new infections, which was the highest of any age group. Those who work closely with America’s youth say this trend will continue, unless there is an evolution in the […]

Living with HIV/AIDS:  HIV Laws, Help or Hurt?
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Living with HIV/AIDS: HIV Laws, Help or Hurt?

When Peter Ayala set his girlfriend’s car aflame last year, he was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison in his native Ohio.  But this past November, the 45 year old was charged with another crime that earned him an additional five years behind bars.  Ayala committed the same error that sent Brooklyn teenager Nushawn Williams to jail over […]

A monk reaches out to the chinese community
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A monk reaches out to the chinese community

The Venerable Benkong, a monk at Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple at New York’s Chinatown is helping the Chinese-American community to reduce the HIV/AIDS stigma by leading a project called ‘one teaches ten , ten teach a hundred.’

Living with HIV/AIDS: Non-Profits Feel Economy Squeeze
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Living with HIV/AIDS: Non-Profits Feel Economy Squeeze

As the winter season advances, Ruben Salvador Carrasquillo Jr., and other volunteers at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), are preparing for a campaign to promote safe sex and HIV prevention during the holidays. “We want to end the year on a positive note,” said Carrasquillo. “But we don’t want to go into the new year positive.” The only problem […]

Living with HIV/AIDS: AIDS Researchers Say Work is Personal
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Living with HIV/AIDS: AIDS Researchers Say Work is Personal

Dr. Stephen Brown was living in Philadelphia when his friends began to die. Brown, the director of clinical research at the AIDS Research Alliance (ARA) in California, knew then that he wanted to join the fight. “I ended up taking a research fellowship at the University of California in San Diego, in the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center,” he said. “I […]