HIV

Two weeks ago, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its Mortality and Morbidity Weekly report, many outlets were quick to jump on one specific statistic: that unprotected anal sex among men is up nearly 20 percent from 2005 to 2011.

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These maps from AIDSVu, a group that turns annual HIV infection rates data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into interactive displays, show exactly where new cases were diagnosed between 2008 and 2011—information that the CDC has never mapped before, and which has big implications for public health. 

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The Real Cure for AIDS

The new case for universal HIV screening

In March 3, at a conference in Atlanta, a 59-year-old needlepoint expert, former missionary, and specialist in pediatric infectious disease named Hannah Gay announced that she’d found a cure for HIV. In the fall of 2010, she’d started treatment on an infected baby girl in Mississippi, putting the newborn on what was envisioned as a lifelong course of antiretroviral drugs. But when the child dropped off those medications some months later (her mother stopped bringing her to the clinic), the virus never reemerged.

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Eight horrific and uplifting stories about being gay in the new Russia.

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Andrew Sullivan takes a look at the impact of HIV/AIDS on the gay community.

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Harold Pollack is a public health policy researcher at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, where he is faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies. He is a regular contributor to The Treatment.  Last week, I chided the Obama Administration for its tepid approach to HIV prevention policy. No doubt responding to my broadside, incoming Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske granted his first official interview to the Wall Street Journal. The piece was a disorienting read.

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