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Fire Island Dance Festival Raises $533,860 For Fight Against AIDS

AIDS | By EDGE | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

AIDS | Jul 22
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

Xavier Caylor in June 2014

San Fran's 'Flagging in the Park'

AIDS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 20
A combination of festive outdoor event and fundraiser, the roots of the swirling tie-dyed dance form goes back to the earliest days of gay culture, and even decades before.

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WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 20
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell by Third in US Over Decade

AIDS | By Mike Stobbe | Jul 19
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

Track your health with this sexual activity calendar

Track Your Health With the Sexual Activity Calendar

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Boston area pharmacist Dr. Sarah Russo announced the release of a new product, The S.A.C. App,™ which helps you track your sexual health and wellness.

Fourth Generation of HIV Testing Allows Earlier Detection

AIDS | By Christiana Lilly | Jul 17
Thanks to advances in HIV testing, labs can detect the disease in a person's blood up to two weeks earlier than before.

Last year's fundraiser; at center, Richard Martinez and Eileen Bastien

GMHC Holds Zumba Fundraiser at Chelsea Piers

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 16
On Sunday, July 27, Zumba Fitness teachers Richard Martinez and Eileen Bastien, will host for a second time the Zumba® Fitness AIDS Fundraiser to benefit GMHC.

A newly-diagnosed HIV positive woman, who arrived at the hospital with symptoms of tuberculosis (TB), receives treatment.

Number of People With HIV Unchanged Since 2012

AIDS | By Maria Cheng | Jul 16
The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency.

New grants fund the search for a cure

New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

AIDS | By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Miracle House will close after 24 years

Miracle House Closes After 24 Years

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 11
After 24 years, the health care charity Miracle House has announced they will shutter operations after one final fundraising drive for closing costs.