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How Has HIV Testing Changed?

The first commercial HIV test was approved by the FDA on March 1, 1985. Testing technology and prevention have dramatically improved since that discovery.

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10 Moments in HIV/AIDS Stigma and Bias in 2014

The earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were marked by fear, ignorance and misinformation. Unfortunately, there are still many examples of  modern-day HIV stigma and bias, which remain "pervasive and pernicious."

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10 Moments in HIV Empowerment in 2014

Empowerment means "to invest with power." By the power vested in us on World AIDS Day, we offer this celebration of top moments of HIV empowerment in 2014.

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News Analysis

10 HIV/AIDS Stories That Defined 2013 in the U.S.

It’s been 32 years since the first news reports on HIV, and each year still brings major new developments in the pandemic. Here are 10 stories that kept the media buzzing in 2013.

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Botswana, Mississippi? The Magnolia State's HIV Crisis

The case of the baby who appears to have been cured of HIV highlighted some of the huge health care gaps that exist in the U.S. South -- particularly in Mississippi, one of the worst states in the country in which to be living with the virus.

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Falling Out of Care and Black Women's Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment

Most coverage of the "cured baby" news that broke last month focused on ... well, the cured baby, of course. But what does the story of the baby's mother tell us about the urgent problems surrounding HIV care in the U.S., particularly for women of ...

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What if That Baby Who Was "Cured" of HIV Never Had It?

The first in a series examining the reports of a pediatric "functional cure" and its implications across Black America.

In early March, the news that a newborn baby in Mississippi had been treated with a potent cocktail of anti-HIV drugs was present...

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Newsmaker Profile: Grant Colfax, M.D.

Dr. Grant Colfax inherited a massive job description. In March 2012 President Barack Obama appointed the former director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health's HIV programs as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), mak...

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Personal Stories

Newsmaker Profile: Gregorio Millett

The number of new HIV infections in the United States has remained relatively stable at approximately 50,000 per year between 2006 and 2009, according to 2011 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But seroconversions have be...

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Vanessa Mills: It Takes a Village

Connecting people living with HIV to appropriate medical care and treatment has become a key strategy in ending the AIDS epidemic -- one even more critical in Black communities, which have tremendous health-related disparities. But simply "linking" a...