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Illinois: Music Video Educates About HIV

A groundbreaking music video, whose main character is a young black man grappling with HIV, has been viewed more than 9,000 times on YouTube.com since its September debut. The work grew out of a public service announcement for Test Positive Aware Net...

amfAR Is "Making AIDS History" With New PSA Campaign Featuring People Living With HIV/AIDS: A Blog Entry by Kellee Terrell Img

amfAR Is "Making AIDS History" With New PSA Campaign Featuring People Living With HIV/AIDS: A Blog Entry by Kellee Terrell

When most of us think of HIV research, we envision laboratories filled with researchers dressed in white lab coats, mixing concoctions in beakers and viewing specimens through a microscope. It's very rare, when we talk about HIV research, that the pe...

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Justin Writes a Children's Book About HIV/AIDS Called "I Have A Secret": A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Well I have some exciting news to share with all of you. I have written a children's book about HIV/AIDS. I decided to write this book for all of the HIV positive and negative children. I was trying to show that despite a child's HIV status they want...

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NYC Health Department Refuses to Pull Grisly Prevention Video

On Thursday, NYC Department of Health's Dr. Monica Sweeney continued to defend the contentious HIV prevention video that many activists called offensive and sensationalistic when it debuted on TV in December.

"We need to think of all the possible wa...

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Arizona: Annual Meeting Explains Mesa Sex Education Program

Mesa Public Schools' annual meeting detailing how sex education is taught in the district drew more than 100 parents to Kino Junior High School on Jan. 4.

Educators explained the sex education program, which lasts four days in seventh- and ninth-gra...

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Bill Would Require Nebraska Schools to Provide Sex Education

On Friday, state Sen. Brenda Council introduced a measure she said was prompted by soaring STD rates in Douglas County, which includes Omaha. LB 192 would require all school districts in the state to provide age-appropriate and medically accurate sex...

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Sex History Doesn't Always Match STD Status

A new study finds significant discrepancy between young people's self-reported sexual experience and their STD status, potentially suggesting changes in how this population is screened for the infections.

Jessica McDermott Sales, PhD, of Emory Unive...

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Local Non-Profit Fights for DASH Funding: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families, in Northwest, is sounding the alarm about possible funding loss for The Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH) at the CDC. DASH provides education to youth in schools concerning various health t...

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Youth Say It Loud: We're the Next AIDS Fighters!

When Anthony Roberts Jr. signed up for last year's Youth Action Institute, the Campaign to End AIDS' annual six-day youth education conference, he didn't know much about HIV. He just knew that he had to take action: Four of his friends -- a college r...

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Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be inter...