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Scientists Say Kinshasha is Birthplace of HIV Pandemic

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 6
A new study in Science magazine traces the origins of the current HIV pandemic to 1920s Kinshasha, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.

Nation's Largest HIV/AIDS Conference Comes to San Diego

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 3
The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) will make San Diego its home through October 5.

Best in Drag Show Raises Funds for AID For AIDS

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 2
The Best in Drag Show, the outrageous and long-running annual fundraiser, will be held on October 5 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, raising funds for Aid for AIDS.

HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

AIDS | By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

'Big Brother' Winner Reveals He is HIV Positive

AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
Dick Donato, the winner of "Big Brother 8," returned to play the reality show in 2011, but mysteriously left early on, never revealing why he departed...until now. The reality TV villain says he's been living with HIV for three years.

It's National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Are You Being Treated?

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 27
September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the CDC says that only half of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the United States are receiving treatment for their infection.

Aging With HIV

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 27
As highlighted by last week's seventh annual National HIV and Aging Awareness Day, observed on September 18, the country's aging HIV population is a growing concern.

Jack Mackenroth Raises $47,455 at BRAKING AIDS Ride

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 26
HIV activist Jack Mackenroth started the summer vowing to raise $50,000 in the BRAKING AIDS Ride, a 285 mile bike ride from Boston to New York City benefitting Housing Works.

20th Annual Cycle for the Cause Raises Nearly $800,000

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
Cycle for the Cause: The Northeast AIDS Ride was held from September 19-21, with riders starting in Boston and pedaling roughly 275 miles to New York City. The event raised $782,849 for Center programs.