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Better Understanding of HIV Epidemic Through Evolutionary Lens

Better Understanding of HIV Epidemic Through Evolutionary Lens | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

With the abundance of sequencing data, scientists can use ever more powerful evolutionary biology tools to pinpoint the transmission and death rates for epidemics such as HIV, which has remained elusive to a cure. Reconstructed evolutionary trees, called phylogenies, can trace a family of viral mutations over time. When combined with epidemiology, tree construction can allow for great insight into the dynamics of disease transmission and how a pathogen eludes its host to spread infection.

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“Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism”—A New Exhibit at the New York Public Library

“Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism”—A New Exhibit at the New York Public Library | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
A new exhibit at the New York Public Library features, posters, fliers, art, and instructional pamphlets from the library's permanent collection.
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People with HIV and AIDS advised to wait to sign up for Obamacare

People with HIV and AIDS advised to wait to sign up for Obamacare | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

An estimated 36,000 people have been diagnosed and are living with HIV or AIDS in Illinois, according to HIV Care Connect.

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Join Team NOH8 at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2013! | NOH8 Campaign

Join Team NOH8 at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2013! | NOH8 Campaign | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Walk with Team NOH8 in our fourth annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles! (Spend this SUNDAY with Team #NOH8 at @AIDSWalkLA! Help us raise funds for local HIV/AIDS services; ALL are welcome!
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Bill Signed Hopes to Make HIV Testing Easier

Bill Signed Hopes to Make HIV Testing Easier | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

A bill has been signed that hopes to make HIV testing more accessible.

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The pill Truvada can prevent HIV: So why are so few gay men taking it?

The pill Truvada can prevent HIV: So why are so few gay men taking it? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The gay 40-something well-known New York City doctor with many gay patients — let’s call him Dr. John — can barely talk freely about what he’s doing.


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Did you know that taken once daily, the pill Truvada can prevent HIV. It’s safe, effective, FDA -approved, and usually covered by health plans. So why are so few gay men taking it? #GayRelevant #LGBTHealth #HIVPrevention

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HIV, DNA kits offer a revolution in home testing

HIV, DNA kits offer a revolution in home testing | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

A test for HIV and another for personal genetics tied to disease risk offer the chance for knowledge with the swab of a cheek or a sample of saliva.

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Speaker relives personal experience with HIV/AIDS

Speaker relives personal experience with HIV/AIDS | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Carrel was 35 years old when he found out that he had HIV. He traces his infection back to 1981, when he was dating a man whom he believes infected him.

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(RED) Partner Apple Has Raised Over $65M For AIDS Relief In Total

(RED) Partner Apple Has Raised Over $65M For AIDS Relief In Total | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
(RED) announced early today that its partner Apple had helped it raise more than $65 million to finance programs which include prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. The announcement was made ...
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