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(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

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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

Settlement Reached In HIV Discrimination Case Involving Delaware County Teen

A settlement has been reached in a nearly year-long discrimination case between an HIV-positive Delaware County boy and the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

09/12/2012

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FIGHT Philadelphia To Hold AIDS Education Summit At End Of June

June marks the 18th annual AIDS Education Month for Philadelphia FIGHT, a local HIV and AIDS advocacy organization.

06/02/2012

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FDA Approval Nears for New In-Home HIV Test

An FDA advisory panel has unanimously recommended the approval of a new in-home HIV test. Local advocates are happy that another weapon will be available in the fight against HIV.

05/16/2012

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Until There’s A Cure

It sounds glamorous to find a cure for cancer but, in the meantime, the more we can control various forms of cancer the better.

05/02/2012

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