World AIDS Day 2010



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California man uses Facebook to combat HIV/AIDS stigma

NATIONAL | By Megan Barnes | Dec 17
Xavier Mejia, who disclosed his own HIV status on Facebook after this year’s World AIDS Day, uses the social medium to further reduce the virus’ stigma through information, news and other posts.

AIDS Project Rhode Island executive director resigns

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Dec 9
Stephen Hourahan, who led the AIDS Project of Rhode Island for the past year, will leave the organization after Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee appointed him as a senior adviser.

Seattle commemorates World AIDS Day

NATIONAL | By Shaun Knittel | Dec 6
Hundreds of Seattleites attended the seventh annual World AIDS Day Luncheon at the Seattle Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

"Schmear" protest targets Bloomberg’s HIV/AIDS budget cuts

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
Police arrested nine protestors who dressed as bagels outside Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual World AIDS Day breakfast in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

HIV Meds: The Latest in Treatment & What’s Ahead

HEALTH | By Jason Faulhaber, M.D. | Dec 1
Today, there are dozens of drugs to treat HIV and the various symptoms of AIDS. But how to sort them all out? And how do they work? An acclaimed AIDS physician sorts it all out for EDGE.

VIRxSYS Announces ’Functional Cure’ for AIDS

HEALTH | By Annie Brown | Dec 1
Could this be the long-sought ’magic bullet’? A researcher says there’s a drug on the horizon that will not only help prevent HIV infection in the healthy, but delay the onset of symptoms and the spread of HIV in those already infected.

Most Gay Men Worldwide Can’t Access Basic HIV Prevention

HEALTH | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 1
A new survey shows that gay men around the world lack access to condoms, information and treatment for HIV.

Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS

HEALTH | By Annie Brown | Dec 1
Sex workers in Asia present one of the largest challenges in the fight against AIDS. A recent meeting in Bangkok set out to tackle the issue and find solutions.

Women & HIV: How Culture Contributes to Crisis

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 1
The face of AIDS has changed from gay men to people across the spectrum. Today, women represent a large number of new HIV infections. Culture, sexual politics & old prejudices have combined to create a crisis.

Curbing "an epidemic within an epidemic"

NATIONAL | By Joseph Erbentraut | Dec 1
Activists see World AIDS Day as an opportunity to highlight the disproportionate impact the epidemic continues to have on transgender people.

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