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Japan

Japan: New HIV Cases Hit Record Number as Funds Are Cut

The number of new AIDS cases in Japan rose to a new high of 469 last year, mostly among men who have sex with men, according to last month's report by the Health and Welfare Ministry. The 1,075 new HIV diagnoses last year were also an increase, 54 mo...

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Haiti

Haiti: Local Volunteers Visit for AIDS Education Outreach

John Chittick and a group of volunteers from his Norfolk-based nonprofit, TeenAIDS-Peercorps, recently visited Hispaniola to talk about healthy sexual behaviors. In Haiti, Port-au-Prince locals warned Chittick not to visit Cité Soleil, a poor area th...

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India

India Sees Cut in New HIV Cases but Battle Not Over

While new HIV infections there have declined in recent years, disease-related stigma in socially conservative India remains widespread, hampering prevention efforts and causing unnecessary suffering.

"I was working as a cook and doing well for mysel...

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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Canadian Blood Services, the nation's federal blood donor agency, believes a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is obsolete and wants the government to relax the rules.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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Caribbean Americans

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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Cuba

Cuba: Drag Queens and Volunteers Promote Safe Sex

The "Canto a la Vida" (Song to Life) gala at the Fausto Theater in Havana was one of several local events marking World AIDS Day recently. The event, which featured the drag queen Margot Parapar, was organized by Cuba's National Center for Sex Educat...

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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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Canada

Almost 4,900 Deaths Each Year in Ontario, Canada, Because of Infectious Diseases: Report

A study examining the burden of illness, or healthy years lost, in Ontario each year finds the top 10 pathogens were hepatitis C, Streptococcus pneumoniae, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, E. coli, HIV/AIDS, Staphylococcus aureus, influenza, C. dif...

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Canada

"More Life": World AIDS Day 2010 -- A Blog Entry by Aless Piper

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are writt...