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Knowing the stats, finding help

Despite the perception, suicide rate is usually down during the holidays. But the statistics are still alarming One of the biggest myths about suicide apparently is that people are more likely to kill themselves during the Christmas holidays. That’s what … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power

A generation of young people have never known a world without AIDS, but their complacency means new infections continue People who weren’t yet born when AIDS first emerged are today most at risk for becoming HIV positive — an alarming … Continue reading

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With AIDS funding at risk, Boehner triples budget to defend DOMA

Today I got an “action alert” email from AIDS United and AIDS Interfaith Network, urging me to call my senators and representatives today and urge them to vote against any legislation that would create drastic cuts in federal funds for … Continue reading

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UN urges more funds for early HIV treatment

Report comes on heels of study showing medicines dramatically reduce spread of virus EDITH M. LEDERER | Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations AIDS agency on Friday urged increased funding for early treatment of people with HIV following … Continue reading

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Study: Pill helps gay men avoid HIV infection

Experts call Truvada research ‘a major milestone’ but warn that condoms remain the ‘first line of defense’ MARILYNN MARCHIONE  |  Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Scientists have an exciting breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. A pill already used to treat … Continue reading

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CDC study shows ‘concentrated epidemic’ of HIV in gay, bisexual men

44% of 8,000 men in 21 cities didn’t know they had virus MIKE STOBBE  |  AP Medical Writer ATLANTA — One in five sexually active gay and bisexual men has the AIDS virus, and nearly half of those don’t know … Continue reading

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Focus on the Family says bullying issue being hijacked to bring homosexuality into schools

Associated Press DENVER — The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is accusing national gay advocacy groups of using bullying-prevention initiatives at public schools to introduce the viewpoint that homosexuality is normal. Focus on the Family education expert Candi … Continue reading

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