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Charlie Sheen Deserves Your Scorn, But Not Because He Has HIV

HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It's an illness. And it's not OK to act like it is a punishment for some crime, even when the "criminal" is a public jackass like Sheen, because that just reinforces the HIV stigma our culture is already swimming in.

HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It’s an illness. And it’s not OK to act like it is a punishment for some crime, even when the “criminal” is a public jackass like Sheen, because that just reinforces the HIV stigma our culture is already swimming in.

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Insurance Company Denied Coverage to Gay Man Because He Takes HIV Medication

A complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination accuses Mutual of Omaha of denying long term care insurance to a man taking HIV medications.

A complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination accuses Mutual of Omaha of denying long-term care insurance to a man taking HIV medications.

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Sexual Health Roundup: HIV Vaccine May Be a Decade Away and Men May Have to Choose Between Baldness and Erections

Scientists now believe an HIV-vaccine that works could be just ten years away; the state of Georgia is adopting a “treatment as prevention” strategy; and the popular anti-baldness medicine, Propecia, has been found to have sexual side effects that last long after men stop taking the drug. 

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Afternoon Roundup: Iowa’s Egg-as-Person Bill Would Mean Women-as-Murderers

Iowa’s personhood bill has passed the House; President Obama’s FY 2012 budget and women’s and girls’ health; a new kind of HIV vaccine; and Mississippi midwifery!

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Lest We Forget About the 33 Million…

Recent advances in HIV prevention promise to catalyze the global effort to reverse the spread of HIV. But we also must ensure that the estimated 33 million already living with the virus have access to quality sexual and reproductive health services.

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Vaccines and Microbicides: The Long Road to Success

HIV vaccine and microbicide researchers at the International AIDS Conference emphasized the need for truly novel ideas in moving forward in discovery.

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