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Two Months After Hurricane Harvey, HIV Services Are Still Recovering

Many Texas residents -- including people living with HIV and their families -- are still reeling from the disaster left in Harvey's wake, though some HIV organizations have begun to spring back.

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Actor Jai Rodriguez's Path to HIV Advocacy Was Paved by a Loving Aunt

Rodriguez's aunt, who died of AIDS-related causes, taught him "to always understand [that] a diagnosis or a status does not speak to someone's dignity or integrity[.] It's just their status."

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With Planned Parenthood on Board, U=U HIV Campaign Hopes to Gain Steam

The national health care provider and advocacy group joins a community of international health experts in confirming what a groundswell of scientific evidence has shown: When a person's viral load is undetectable, HIV is untransmittable.

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After Hurricane Harvey, Community Rises to Help Texans With HIV

Despite obstacles, the U.S. HIV community is mobilizing to help make sure people living with HIV who were impacted by the storm have access to antiretrovirals and basic everyday supplies.

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Can Online Clinics Help Get PrEP to People Who Need It?

PrEP remains deeply underutilized throughout much of the U.S. Online health care providers like PlushCare and NURX seek to change that.

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HIV Vaccine Shows Over 50% Protection Against Multiple HIV Strains in Initial Animal Testing

A new HIV vaccine candidate has shown over 50% effectiveness in preventing transmission of an HIV-like virus in monkeys, according to a recent animal study.

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Plant Compound More Potent Than AZT in Inhibiting HIV Replication

Scientists have discovered that a compound derived from the Southeast Asian plant justicia gendarussa has a greater effect than AZT in blocking HIV.

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Is Nano-Medicine the Future of HIV Treatment?

Two researchers are leading efforts to use nanotechnology to improve the delivery of HIV drugs so that they're more effective and less expensive.

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Reliable Transgender Health Resources Are Out There, but More Needed

"The internet is a great thing, but sometimes navigating it can be difficult," says Laura Erickson-Schroth, M.D. But online trans health information is available -- and vital to trans people's lives.

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Where Can Trans People Find Online Consumer Health Information?

Here are some key places online where members of trans communities can turn for comprehensive answers to their health concerns.

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