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Pat Lavelle, left, looks at AIDS quilt. (credit: Tim Jimemez)

Thousands Gather For 28th Annual AIDS Walk Philly

10,000 people took to the Philadelphia Art Museum area this morning for the 28th annual AIDS Walk Philly 5-K.

10/19/2014

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Health: Temple University Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus In Human Cells

A scientific first from Philadelphia, that could pave the way toward curing HIV. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the breakthrough.

07/21/2014

A panel addresses the needs of the immigrant community. (credit: Michelle Durham)

AIDS Organization Helps Get Important Health Care Information To Philadelphia Immigrants

A local organization committed to providing HIV care, social services and other outreach efforts to Philadelphia’s culturally diverse community sponsored a seminar focusing on the plight of immigrants and what can sometimes be their complicated access to health care.

06/25/2014

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CDC Monitors Use Of Anti AIDS Pill In Four Cities, Including Philadelphia

The Strawberry Mansion Health Center is one of the facilities where patients will be monitored for use of Truvada, a pre-exposure prophylaxisis, or PrEP.

05/18/2014

(A digital rendering of what the mural honoring Dr. Shawn White will look like.  Image provided by Mural Arts Program)

Mural Honoring a Point Breeze Activist Gets Boost From Philly Music Legend

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.

04/09/2014

Kevin Diggs, Terrie Hawkins and Keisha Diggs (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Twins Born To Mother With HIV To Accept Award From AIDS Fund

The AidsFund will honor teenaged twins born at their 15th annual Black-Tie GayBINGO fundraiser later this week. The pair was born to an HIV-positive mother and spent their life volunteering for the cause.

04/03/2014

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Movie Review: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is the loosely-based true story of stubbornly resourceful Ron Woodruff’s struggle to survive as an AIDS patient.

11/15/2013

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Home Testing For HIV

There has been a great deal of talk surrounding the availability of home testing for HIV here in the United States, but there are concerns as well – both here and abroad.

04/09/2013

(A blood donor.  File photo)

Philadelphia Blogger Says US Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men Is Antiquated

A third-year law student at Drexel University has authored a blog post that has raised more than a few eyebrows.

04/05/2013

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Study: Majority Of New HIV Cases In Philadelphia Already Have AIDS

Disturbing new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control show that a majority of Philadelphia’s new HIV cases already have full blown AIDS at the time of diagnosis.

03/08/2013

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Students, Activists Mark World AIDS Day On Penn’s Campus

The crowd of about 60 young people sipped coffee and munched on bagels before getting down to the task of creating the iconic red looped HIV/AIDS ribbons, held together by a button reading “Not Over.”

12/01/2012

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Thousands Turn Out For AIDS Walk Philly

The weather turned out to be perfect for the 26th annual AIDS Walk Philly, which attracted several thousand participants.

10/21/2012

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Over The Counter HIV Test May Not Have All The Answers

It is important for patients to understand both the benefits and limitations of an OTC HIV test so they may make informed decisions about monitoring their HIV status and engaging sexual partners.

10/10/2012

Volunteers from MANNA help bake pies for the annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

MANNA Study Marks Milestone For Local Program

The Philadelphia meals program, MANNA, reports that its clients are healthier and cost the healthcare system less, than chronically ill people who don’t get regular meals.

09/22/2012

Robb Reichard, executive director of AIDS Fund. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Organizers Asking For Help In Raising Fund, Awareness For HIV/AIDS

Organizers of the upcoming Aids-Walk-Philly event are asking for your support in raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS.

09/22/2012

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