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What would Dionne Warwick say if Trump called her and said, 'Hey, girlfriend…'?

What would Dionne Warwick say if Trump called her and said, 'Hey, girlfriend…'?
- “If he were to call me, and say, 'Hey, girlfriend …'” This is how singing legend Dionne Warwick imagined that a phone call from Trump enlisting her help in the fight against HIV/AIDS might start. But she said she wouldn't hesitate. “If he were of a mind to ask me to be of assistance, of course I ...

Trump's firing of HIV/AIDS council should send a clear signal

Trump's firing of HIV/AIDS council should send a clear signal
- Trump's dismissal of remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, which has been charged with advising the administration's policymaking since 1995, should send a clear signal to his base of his utter lack of interest not only in this disease, but many other key social and ...

HIV Is Still a Big Problem in Prisons

HIV Is Still a Big Problem in Prisons
HIV and AIDS in prisons disproportionately affect black men and women, just as they do on the outside. While the high infection rate in prisons may conjure up images of risky practices like injection drug use and unprotected sex on the inside, that's not actually the reason why rate is so high. Most HIV+ ...

Scientists are genetically engineering immune systems to attack and destroy HIV

Scientists are genetically engineering immune systems to attack and destroy HIV
- The battle against HIV has been a long and difficult. As scientists have searched unsuccessfully for a cure, more than 35 million people worldwide have died of the illness since the 1980s. Now emerging medical science—made possible by high-tech gene editing and grant money from the US National

We dropped the ball': Some Indigenous people had access to HIV drug for years without knowing

We dropped the ball': Some Indigenous people had access to HIV drug for years without knowing
- When two-spirit organizer and HIV/AIDS activist Harlan Pruden heard the news that the preventative drug PrEP was now available cost-free in B.C. he was elated. "It's phenomenal news that B.C.'s community now has access to this evidence-based, effective HIV prevention intervention," Pruden said.

Chicago Med' Takes on HIV in Latest Episode

Chicago Med' Takes on HIV in Latest Episode
- Chicago Med's first episode of 2018 tackled HIV and the negative stigmas surrounding the virus and AIDS. Abena Kwemo (MaameYaa Boafo) is rushed into the ER while having a seizure. While Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) are treating her, they notice skin lesions .

Trump fires an AIDS advisory panel

Trump fires an AIDS advisory panel
But Trump is quiet on the topic, and he's making the silence even more pronounced. In the sleepy week between the holidays, the White House dismissed the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, which offers suggestions on how to respond to the epidemic.

Diabetes in people with HIV over 50 overwhelmingly linked to old antiretrovirals, not age or body ...

Diabetes in people with HIV over 50 overwhelmingly linked to old antiretrovirals, not age or body ...
- People with HIV over the age of 50 are more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they started antiretroviral treatment before 1999 or had a longer exposure to older antiretroviral drugs such as stavudine (d4T) or first-generation protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir or indinavir, according to a study ...

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