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A Night of Glitter and Light: Farewell to Fashion Cares

"Jeanne Beker! Jeanne Beker! I love you and want a picture with you!," I shouted as I made my way through the crowd like a paparazzo. This photo captures one moment of this year's Fashion Cares that made it an evening to remember.

I went to my first...

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Toronto Program Focuses on Pregnant HIV-Positive Women

Jay MacGillivray, a midwife who specializes in working with HIV-positive women, and Dr. Mark Yudin, an obstetrician, have developed the Positive Pregnancy Programme at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The program attends to HIV-positive wom...

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NPR Interviews First Lady of Haiti About Country's Progress Against HIV

As delegates from around the world convene for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), NPR correspondent Michel Martin "speaks to Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly about the Caribbean island's progress against the epidemic and challenges ...

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Canada: HIV-Positive People Should Always Tell Partner, Supreme Court Told

HIV treatment has not advanced enough that people with HIV/AIDS have no obligation to tell potential sex partners about their infection, the Supreme Court of Canada heard Wednesday.

"We're not there yet," Elizabeth Thomson, Crown attorney for Manito...

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Taking Our Place

I hadn't been very public about being poz before this picture was captured at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal in 1989. In those days there were real fears that the public health department might start quarantining HIV-positive people. T...

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Canada: Door Opens for Gay Blood Donors

Canadian Blood Services, the nation's federal blood donor agency, believes a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is obsolete and wants the government to relax the rules. According to Lorna Tessier, CBS' director of public relations, "A lifetime ban ...

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After Haiti HIV Slur, NYC's HOT 97 Makes Amends

Cipha Sounds, the DJ who inflamed the New York Haitian community after an on-air statement about Haitian women and HIV, is back on HOT 97 after a brief suspension.

"He lost family members to HIV," said Ebro Darden, vice president of programming for ...

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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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Following On-Air Slur, Haitian Community and Allies Blast HOT 97 Outside Studio

A coalition of Haitian community groups, AIDS activists and politicians are calling for the immediate termination of HOT 97 DJ Luis Diaz following a disparaging radio statement he made about Haitian women on Friday.

"Use your airwaves to educate, no...

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In Haiti, Health Conference Gets an Emotional Start

Port-au-Prince -- Haitian AIDS activists from the country's grassroots organization PHAP+ interrupted the first day of a health conference here by raising their voices in song, altering the words of traditional beggar's chant to call for ramped up AI...