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Black churches confront the AIDS epidemic

Not to encourage more sexuality, church leaders were quick to point out, but because it is an effective weapon to curb the spread of HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. ...

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Sickle cell disease cuts HIV risk in U.S. Blacks: 400,000-person review

Sickle cell disease lowers the odds of HIV infection about 70 percent, according to analysis of 423,431 records of adult African-Americans admitted to the hospital from 1997 through 2009. In contrast, sickle cell disease raised chances of infection with hepatitis B or C virus (HBV or HCV). ...

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HIV/AIDS and forgiveness: How Judith Shaw forgave herself and the man who infected her

Shaw insists that forgiveness saved her life: “For me, if I hadn’t forgiven I would be out there, somewhere, in that world, abusing myself. I would die.” ...

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Matthew Rose: Confessions of an HIV Vaccine Trial Participant

Matthew Rose is an HIV advocate and a strong voice for young Black gay men in the United States. Based in Washington D.C., Matthew does independent consulting on HIV/AIDS policy ...

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Soldier up: HIV positive and in the military

One of the most intriguing borders thus far is that of the U.S. military ...

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When revealing HIV status turns deadly

The Cicely Bolden case exposes the dangers women face when telling partners they’re HIV-positive. turns deadly ...

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Justice Department: Fighting discrimination against People Living with HIV

DOJ’s Civil Rights Division works to eradicate discrimination against people with disabilities, including those living with HIV or AIDS, by enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ...

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FAMU freshman continues to excel after inventing surgical technique at age 14

Tony D. Hansberry is not your average college freshman. Perceived as a child prodigy after developing an innovative suture method that decreases hospital stay and increases efficiency during operations for hysterectomies, the then 14-year-old said he just wanted to bring a prize back home from the science fair. ...

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Diabetes and the holidays, damage control

New Year’s, everyone is breaking out the Christmas cakes and cookies, the breads, the cobblers, the sweet potato pies, and just another helping of that mac ‘n cheese, please. Yum. ...

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