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.

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.

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.

D.C. officials battle HIV/AIDS epidemic

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Dec 1
With 3.2 percent of the District of Columbia’s residents living with HIV/AIDS, public health officials and service providers continue to grapple with an infection rate that rivals those found in some sub-Saharan African countries.

Aging With HIV

HEALTH | By James Masten | Dec 1
Only a few years ago, this was a problem no one thought possible, but today, people with HIV are living long enough to open a whole new field: HIV gerontology. A prominent expert in the field explains.

HIV Prevention: Educating the Next Generation

NATIONAL | By Peter Cassels | Dec 1
How to reach teens with a safe-sex message has become mired in controversy over whether such efforts prevent disease or encourage sexual behavior. EDGE takes a look at the way the religious right is attempting to frame the argument.

How to Stem Gay People of Color’s High HIV Infection Rates

HEALTH | By Michael D. Shankle and Uriah Bell | Dec 1
Nowhere is the AIDS crisis more pronounced than in black and Hispanic men who have sex with men. Two renowned experts in the field discuss why the rates of infection are so high for gay men of color -- and what can be done to stem the tide.

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.

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