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Rapper Comes Under Fire for His Comments About the Down Low

American rapper and actor Game claims that he "don't have a problem with gay people," just the ones in the closet, or "on the down low." Last week, during an interview with VladTV, the Compton-born rapper expressed his concern with closeted gays spre...

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10 Harmful Myths About HIV/AIDS

When HIV first showed up in the 1980s, there were many questions, but few answers -- so people started making up their own. Old assumptions die hard, unfortunately; many of these myths still thrive today, despite plenty of evidence that they are not true.

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Personal Stories

This Positive Life: An Interview With Marvelyn Brown

HIV activist Marvelyn Brown has an impressive resume. In 2004, she won the Positive Youth Leadership Award from the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) for sharing her story about being diagnosed with HIV and for educating students about...

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New York City Radio DJ Suspended After HIV Remark: A Blog Entry by Warren Tong

New York City radio station Hot 97 has indefinitely suspended one of its DJs, Cipha Sounds, following outrage over a controversial joke he made on the air on Dec. 17. During his morning show last Friday, Cipha Sounds, whose real name is Luis Diaz, t...

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Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Other Celebrities "Dying" for AIDS: A Blog Entry by Warren Tong

This World AIDS Day, some of the most followed celebrities sacrificed their digital lives in one of the more interesting campaigns to raise money for global HIV/AIDS: Digital Death. "While I appreciate their effort and admire the concept, it would ha...

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Personal Stories

Sculpting HIV: Positive Artist Daniel Goldstein Makes Haunting "Ghost Houses"

The San Francisco Chronicle profiled local artist Daniel Goldstein, an HIV-positive sculptor who creates artistic "ghost houses" -- towering memorials made of moving parts and permeable spaces that celebrate the lives of friends he lost to HIV/AIDS. ...

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Vitamins & Supplements

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

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Introduction Why Bother With Supplements? Does Age Matter? Are There Any Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For?

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Detroit Woman's HIV/AIDS Hoax Video Spurs Debate Over HIV Prevention Ethics

Jackie Braxton in her online video.

Earlier this month, 23-year-old Jackie Braxton sent a video to Mediatakeout.com in which she claimed to have intentionally infected about 500 people with HIV since her 1998 diagnosis. In the video, she hides her f...