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  • Author And Retired Diplomat Talks Africa, Travel, and HIV

    Michael Varga is a playwright, actor, author, and retired diplomat who’s worked all around the world. Varga served in Chad, hotspots throughout the Middle East, and in Canada.

  • Can HIV Drugs Also Treat Alzheimer's?

    Alzheimer's may soon be treated with HIV drugs. "Immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer's disease [is warranted]," say the authors of a recent study.

  • CDC Director Praises Alabama HIV Clinic Ahead of Campaign

    (AP) As the federal government prepares to launch an ambitious initiative to end the HIV epidemic, the director of the Centers for Disease Control on Friday applauded an Alabama HIV clinic's commitment to providing health services to rural communities.

  • CDC Report: Increase in New HIV Infections Among Gay/Bi Latinx Men 

    A new report released from the Centers for Disease Control shows that from 2010 to 2016 new HIV infections have leveled off and now remain stable at about 39,000 infections a year. 

  • Get Tested! National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Sept. 27

    September 27 is the annual observance of the National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. First observed in 2008, the purpose of this day is to: raise HIV/AIDS awareness among gay men, encourage testing and advocate for greater treatment and prevention services for gay men. It is also a day to recognize the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men.

  • Judge Stops Discharge Proceedings Against HIV Positive Airmen

    A federal judge in Virginia issued an order to halt discharge proceedings against two HIV positive members of the U.S. Air Force.

  • More Young Gays on PrEP Go Bareback

     

    An ongoing study in New York City that focused on gay and bisexual men has found that individuals taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a preventative HIV medication, report more condomless sex with casual partners. 

  • Oakland Park Commissioner Comes Out As Poz

    On Wednesday evening, Matt Sparks was sworn in as a Commissioner of the City of Oakland Park.

  • October Report From SFAN

    This article discusses three meetings. First, it reports on the September 27 meeting of the HIV Planning Council (HIV-PC). Second, it discusses the October 5 Enhancing Prevention in Communities (EPIC) Conference. Third, it reports on the October 12 meeting of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN).

  • PrEP: Group Uses Gay Dating Apps To Combat HIV

    New cases of HIV in the Miami area are the highest in the nation and the Latino population is one of the most at risk.  

  • The Red Hat Brunch Shines Spotlight on Women With HIV 

    Nearly 30,000 men in the U.S. were diagnosed each year with HIV/AIDS from 2012-2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in those years, 6,000 women per year were also affected. Because more men than women are typically impacted by HIV, the female population gets overlooked. 

  • Wearing Red Hats For Women With HIV

    Tammy Watson, 58, got sick in 2010. The doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. At that point, her husband was sleeping around. She was faithful.

  • Your Guide to Local HIV Resources

    South Florida continues to be ground zero for new HIV infections, despite stepped-up efforts to control the spread of the virus.  Miami-Dade and Broward counties continue to rank at the top of the list for the highest number of new HIV cases per capita in the U.S.