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10 celebrities who have been open about being HIV positive

Since the HIV and AIDS crisis in the 1980s, stars have come forward to reveal they are HIV positive. Today, Jonathan Van Ness, Magic Johnson, and Charlie Sheen are living with HIV. “I think the thing that surprises most people is just that it’s a chronic illness and that it’s […]
10 celebrities who have been open about being HIV positive
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‘It was wartime’: 3 survivors of the AIDS epidemic share the hard lessons on love and resiliency they learned in the ’80s that are helping them make it through the coronavirus crisis

Survivors of the HIV/AIDs epidemic share three life-saving lessons for coping with COVID-19. The HIV/AIDS epidemic changed American culture. Since 1981,75 million people have had the HIV virus and approximately 32 million have died. Everything from practicing compassion to developing tolerance can help you get through this tough time. Visit […]
‘It was wartime’: 3 survivors of the AIDS epidemic share the hard lessons on love and resiliency they learned in the ’80s that are helping them make it through the coronavirus crisis
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How American discrimination has hindered the way we’ve handled disease outbreaks

A long history of discrimination has led to government inaction and mishandling of outbreaks throughout American history. During the Civil War, an outbreak of smallpox among African Americans was left ignored. When the AIDS epidemic occured in the 1980s, government reluctance to help gay populations resulted in countless deaths and […]
How American discrimination has hindered the way we’ve handled disease outbreaks
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Facebook ads are misleading people about the effects of a major HIV prevention drug, putting ‘real people’s lives in imminent danger,’ health advocates say

Facebook is facing criticism once again for its advertising policy. An open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was published Monday on GLAAD’s website, and it’s signed by over 50 major groups. The letter demands Facebook remove a series of “factually inaccurate advertisements which suggest negative health effects of Truvada […]
Facebook ads are misleading people about the effects of a major HIV prevention drug, putting ‘real people’s lives in imminent danger,’ health advocates say
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Kamala Harris has a plan to help prevent HIV from spreading. This map shows the areas of the US that are home to the most people living with the disease.

Democratic presidential candidate, California Sen.Kamala Harris, proposed a plan to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic that emphasises the accessibility of medications to at-risk populations. HIV/AIDS, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1981, is spreading less rapidly, but still affects 1.1 million people, with 38,000 new cases diagnosed in 2017. Estimates […]
Kamala Harris has a plan to help prevent HIV from spreading. This map shows the areas of the US that are home to the most people living with the disease.