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Kanye West Surprises Crowd At A (RED) Charity Concert In New York

Kanye West headlined a surprise concert at the heart of New York to mark the World AIDS day. West performed along with other big-name stars like U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Carrie Underwood at the (RED) charity event that was streamed live all over YouTube. Fans present at Times Square cheered as U2’s Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. introduced “ …

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Phil Robertson Says STDs Are A Penalty For Gays

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is not one to tone down his opinions or issue politically correct statements.  Robertson was in a phone interview on Tony Perkins’ Christian-themed radio show on Tuesday and he didn’t hold back. With no apparent concern over how he might offend the LGBT community or anyone suffering from debilitating diseases, the 68-year-old boldly attributed sexually transmitted …

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Japanese Porn Queens Raise Their Shirts And Raise Money For AIDS Prevention

In order to raise funds for the prevention of AIDS, a group of Japanese porn stars allowed their breasts to be fondled at a charity event called “Boob Aid” on August 30 and 31 in Tokyo. The women raised tens of thousands of dollars by raising their shirts and having their breasts touched for 1,000 yen (roughly $10) or more. …

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Lindsay Lohan: Did She Snub AIDS Charity Event?

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has a lot on her plate these days. The 27-year-old is has been in and out of rehab programs and the threat of jail continues to loom large in her life. With her ongoing struggles with drugs and alcohol in the United States, it seems Lohan is eager to start life anew elsewhere. Rumor has it …

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HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

Doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed on Wednesday that a female baby that was born with the AIDS virus may have possibly been cured after getting treated soon after birth. The baby, born in Los Angeles, California last year, was given treatment four hours after she was born, soon after viral DNA and RNA were found in her …

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Baby Is HIV Free? Early Treatment May Have Cured

The news that a second infant may have been cured of HIV has raised possibilities for the early treatment of infected newborns. On Wednesday doctors shared that an infant girl born to a high-risk mother in the Los Angeles area was possibly in remission. Doctors aren’t quite ready to say so, but according to Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease …

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HIV Prevention Shot Shows Promise

An experimental drug to prevent HIV has been showing a lot of promise, according to researchers. At the AIDS conference on Tuesday, AIDS expert Dr. Robert Grant from the Gladstone Institute said that the drug has been tested on two groups of monkeys and studies show that it has protected them from getting the infection. If the drug proves to …

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HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study

Advances in HIV research in the past two decades have enabled those with the disease to live more normal lives, keeping the virus in check and down to minimum levels within their bodies. This does note mean, however, that everyone positive for HIV is conscientious in maintaining their health. A new study published in the journal AIDS has shown that …

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Jim Parsons And All-Star Cast Highlight Ryan Murphy’s Upcoming HBO Film

The news just continues to pile on for the HBO network today. HBO already announced that its hit comedy Girls would be returning for a fourth season, and the premiere date for season four of Game Of Thrones. The most recent news comes for an upcoming film that will air on HBO, which is likely to be up for several …

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U.S. to Invest $100 Million in AIDS Cure Research

U.S. President Barack Obama today announced that the U.S. will invest research funds into the search for an AIDS cure. The announcement was part of an event held today at the White House to mark the 25th World AIDS Day. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be investing $100 million over the next three years specifically on AIDS …

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Alicia Keys’ has a New Project: “Empowered”

For the past 10 years, Alicia Keys has been working within her organization, Keep a Child Alive, to help those children in Africa that are suffering from HIV-AIDS. Now, she is turning her focus back to the United States and has joined with “Greater than AIDS” to start a new program called “Empowered”, a new informative campaign aimed at reaching …

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Rapid HIV Test Approved For the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first “rapid” HIV test that detects both HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. The “Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo” test has been approved as an aid for the detection of HIV-1 and HIV-2, but is not intended to screen out blood donors. The test was designed as a …

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