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Some Questions and Answers About HIV and AIDS

The World Health Organization released new guidelines for AIDS treatment around the world which come with a hefty price tag but may save millions of lives around the world and make a real dent in the HIV epidemic.

HIV Medicine Association Chair Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, recently answered several questions for RH Reality Check’s series highlighting STD Awareness Month.

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Protect Yourself: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

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April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, the first awareness day to recognize the impact of the AIDS epidemic specifically on teens and young adults.

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On National Youth HIV and AIDS Day, the Boston College ‘Troublemakers’ Speak

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Our crime has made national news: We’re giving out condoms. At a Catholic University.

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The Experience That Led Me to Dedicate My Life to Fighting HIV and AIDS

There are other young people out there who are like me. Young people who are committed to ending this epidemic once and for all. Stand with us so we can make that happen.

The driving force behind my decision to work in the field of HIV and AIDS comes from a very personal place: my own family.

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STOKING FIRE: Thanks to HART, AIDS has Become a Chronic Condition, Not a Life Threatening One

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS believed that their lives were going to be cut short. Not so today. In fact, thanks to HART, Highly Active Retroviral Therapy, AIDS has become a chronic, rather than life threatening, condition.

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Why are Human Rights so Central to the AIDS Response in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Everywhere Else?

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We will only be able to get people into treatment early, and retain them in treatment, if we finally move from rhetoric to real action on HIV and human rights.

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Paging Harm Reduction Activists: It’s Time to Take Our Destiny Into Our Own Hands

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No Global Fund, no international forums will be able to save us from our own trouble until we, ourselves, get to work, until we start to mobilize, until we take our destiny into our hands.

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AIDS 2012 Still Missing the Mark: The Good and the Bad on Women’s Rights

A rights-based perspective for the global AIDS response requires addressing the comprehensive needs of women and girls, including those seen in areas that do not “conform” to the focus on motherhood and marriage.

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Bad Laws Hindering the Global Response to HIV

The US immigration rules place restrictions on the ability of sex workers and people who use drugs to enter the country. These rules are but one example of the many ways in which national and international laws, regulations and policies are impacting on the HIV vulnerability of most at-risk groups across the world.

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‘Treatment as Prevention’ Can’t Succeed Without a Major Focus on Human Rights

Steve Forrest/©IAS.

We need to support the implementation of evidence-based health policy and effectively address the needs of communities infected and affected by HIV. We need to fully embrace the Washington DC declaration. Only then can we truly turn the tide together.

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