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Mondo Guerra Shares HIV Status on "TakePart Live"

| By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
Mondo Guerra shocked not only "Project Runway" viewers when he announced he was HIV-positive; in an interview on the web series "TakePart" Live, he reveals how the show helped him come out as HIV-positive, and become a positive spokesperson.

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AIDS United Public Policy Committee Calls for Scale-Up of PrEP

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
The AIDS United Public Policy Committee, the largest national coalition of ASOs, calls for the scale-up of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Salk Scientists Identify Promising New Target for HIV Treatment

| By EDGE | Dec 15
Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication, that could prove to be a chink in the armor.

Appeals Court Upholds Condom Use in LA Porn Films

| By John Rogers | Dec 15
A federal appeals court has upheld a Los Angeles County ordinance requiring that actors in pornographic films use condoms.

A Sex-Positive Advocate Shares Why She's Taking PrEP

| By EDGE | Dec 15
Sex-positive Julie Lynn shares her thoughts on why she's keeping herself HIV-negative by taking PrEP.

GMHC Calls for End to FDA's Ban on Blood Donations By MSM

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 13
As advocates fight for a change to the current lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men, many are disappointed that once again, the FDA has chosen not to replace its outdated and unscientific ban.

Congress Maintains Strong Commitment to Domestic HIV/AIDS Programs

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 11
The AIDS Institute praises Congress' strong funding of the Ryan White Program, but is concerned over lack of funding to hepatitis and syringe exchange programs.

Kaiser PrEP Users See No New HIV Infections

| By Liz Highleyman | Dec 11
No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 Kaiser Permanente members using pre-exposure prophylaxis -- better known as PrEP -- but condom use appears to be declining among a subset of gay men.

BC/EFA's 'Gypsy of the Year" Raises Record Breaking $5 Million Plus

| By EDGE | Dec 10
The 26th annual edition of "Gypsy of the Year" raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies.

On World Human Rights Day, Report Highlights Trans Health and Rights

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
A new report by amfAR and GATE highlights the ongoing struggle of transgender individuals across the globe in their fight for access to appropriate and effective HIV care and treatment.

Spanish Doctors Believe They've Found a Cure for HIV

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 7
Doctors in Barcelona, Spain believe that they have found a possible cure for HIV via a blood transfer from a donor with a genetic mutation, but researchers warn that it's going to be a long time coming.

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