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The ‘Tampon’ That Could Prevent HIV

  (The Washington Post) – More than 80 percent of women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. A condom provides the best protection against HIV — but men aren’t always willing to wear them. The female condom has been on the market since 1993. Unfortunately, it’s less familiar Read More

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Jamaica University Sacks AIDS Doctor

(IOL News) – Religious activists, students and colleagues gathered outside Jamaica’s biggest university on Monday to protest the firing of an HIV expert who testified on behalf of church groups defending an anti-sodomy law. Dozens of protesters said the Jamaica campus of the University of Read More

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Some Hopeful Signs in the HIV/AIDS War

Dec. 1  is World AIDS Day  By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil tea time between expanding her brand and the 16 pills she has to take each day. But that’s nothing compared to Read More

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HIV/AIDS Take Heavy Toll on Black Youth

By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although Black and Latina youth represent only 35 percent of all U.S. teenagers, they accounted for 84.4 percent of all newly HIV-infected teenagers in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blacks ages Read More