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DC DOH launches racy new ad for HIV prevention drug PrEP

A raunchy new commercial for the HIV prevention drug has all of Washington, DC, talking about sex. The DC Department of Health released a new commercial in December to promote the HIV prevention drug PrEP...

Andrew Gamez-Heath reveals he is HIV positive via Facebook

A courageous man outed himself as HIV positive in a public post on Facebook in a bid to show having the virus is not a death sentence. After taking a test as a precaution at...

Lyndra’s weekly HIV-suppressing treatment works on animals

A new weekly HIV treatment was shown to work in animals in a new study, prompting its manufacturer to begin development of a pill for humans.   HIV medications can now keep levels of the virus...

Track coach pleads guilty to sexually abusing students

Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, allegedly produced videos featuring at least seven students both on school property, in his home, and at other locations A former Maryland school track coach who has HIV has pleaded...

Outrage as Trump fires 16 members of AIDS advisory council

The Trump administration fired the remaining 16 members of the top White House advisory board on HIV and AIDS-related issues, it was reported on Thursday. The firings were announced in separate letters mailed to the...

Prescriptions for PrEP increased 1,000% in 2 years in NYC

The rate of New Yorkers taking medication to protect themselves from HIV infection has rocketed 1000 percent in just two years. Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a daily pill that is at least 90 percent effective in...

Gay man, 40, develops arthritis after catching a STI

A 40-year-old gay man has developed arthritis after catching a sexually-transmitted infection through anal sex, a case report reveals. The English patient, whose identity is unknown, was diagnosed with reactive arthritis - which caused severe...

Heidi Klum speaks out about condoms in World AIDS Day PSA

Heidi Klum has revealed that she has already spoken to all of her children about the importance of safe sex - even her youngest son and daughter who are aged 11 and eight. 'I have...

Bob Katter tells parliament gay men responsible for AIDS

Maverick MP Bob Katter has been condemned for describing gay people as murderers responsible for AIDS and alleging boys are being forced to wear dresses. The colourful politician from outback far north Queensland used a...

New HIV cases reach historic low in New York City

HIV diagnoses have reached an all-time low in New York City, new figures reveal.  A report released today by the New York City Department of Health showed 2,279 new diagnoses were recorded in 2016 -...