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Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet
July 24 2014 9:07 AM ET

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet

Adam Frankel

There is no one solution to eradicating HIV, but PrEP is a tool that not enough can access.

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis
July 24 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Theo Milonopoulos

While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases.

Shocking Increase in HIV Infection Rate Among Young Gay, Bi Men
July 22 2014 2:49 PM ET July 23 2014 7:28 PM ET

Shocking HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay, Bi Men

Sunnivie Brydum

While overall HIV diagnosis rates have decreased nationwide, young gay men are seeing a frightening uptick in new diagnoses, according to the CDC.

Maryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees
July 22 2014 12:28 PM ET

Good News for Transgender State Employees in Md.

Parker Marie Molloy

Just months after the passage of sweeping, statewide nondiscrimination statute protecting transgender people, Maryland announces that trans state employees will no longer face discrimination in insurance.

Number Crunch: Drugs
July 21 2014 7:13 AM ET

Number Crunch: Drugs

Advocate.com Editors

There’s been a very visible sea change in the relationship between Americans and drugs.

HIV: What's Missing in 'Undetectable'
July 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

HIV: What's Missing in 'Undetectable'

Bryan Van Gorder

A pioneering new study shows no HIV infections in mixed-status couples, and underscores the difficulty of getting MSM to take part.

Dept. of Defense: Chelsea Manning May Begin Transition in Prison
July 18 2014 2:01 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Gets Good News From Military

Parker Marie Molloy

Nearly a year after her lawyer put in a request to begin hormone replacement therapy, it appears that the Department of Defense has agreed to treat Chelsea Manning.

Op-ed: What It's Like to Date a Porn King
July 18 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What It's Like to Date a Porn King

Tyler Helms

Ad exec Tyler Helms says his relationship with adult entertainer–tycoon Michael Lucas is not what you think it is.

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