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Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

Published
26 March 2015
From
Indianapolis Star
Living with HIV: six very different stories

Since HIV was first diagnosed in Britain 30 years ago, the reality of having the virus has changed dramatically. From a survivor of the 1980s epidemic to a recently diagnosed mother in her 60s, Eleanor Tucker hears six life-affirming stories.

Published
24 March 2015
From
The Guardian
Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Who Held the First AIDS Mass, Dies at 91

The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, a gay Episcopal priest known for his activist ministries, died at age 91.

Published
10 March 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths

It’s now clear, researchers say, that HIV originated in humans on 13 separate occasions, evolving in humans from ancestral viruses that infected monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas.

Published
03 March 2015
From
New York Times
Gorilla origins of the last two HIV-1 lineages confirmed

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists. HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, has jumped species to infect humans on at least four separate occasions, generating four HIV-1 lineages -- groups M, N, O, and P. Previous research from this team found that groups M and N originated in geographically distinct chimpanzee communities in southern Cameroon, but the origins of groups O and P remained uncertain.

Published
03 March 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Survivors of 1980s AIDS crisis reveal what happened to them

Survivors of the 1980s AIDS crisis have shared accounts of their experiences.

Published
03 February 2015
From
Gay Star News
African American people’s AIDS conspiracy beliefs best understood in terms of social anxiety and distrust, not ignorance

The idea that AIDS was created as part of a government-led conspiracy to decimate the African American population remains salient to a significant minority of black people,

Published
29 January 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Fifteen HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015

They come from different cultures and regions of the world, but these fifteen HIV activists all share one important trait: a fierce devotion to HIV issues and a commitment to leave their mark on 2015.

Published
07 January 2015
From
MarkSKing.com
The Most Celebrated, Mistrusted Little Pill in the World

AIDS activists Sean Strub and Peter Staley have been in opposite camps for the past several years. This was the first time the pair had met face to face to discuss PrEP, and their conversation was intense, passionate and sometimes stinging. The men love each other dearly, and yet they, too, have been swept up in the controversy.

Published
07 December 2014
From
Huffington Post
Twenty-One Attempts at Swallowing Truvada

Why are some gay men hesitant about preventing HIV with a pill? A few thoughts.

Published
07 December 2014
From
Slate
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