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Biden on World AIDS Day declares racism a ‘public health threat’

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The new strategy, which declares racism a "public health threat," was released on the annual commemoration of World AIDS Day. It is meant to serve as a framework for how the administration shapes its policies, resear...

Fauci says COVID-19 diverted resources from fight against AIDS

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Fauci told the U.N. General Assembly that tackling COVID-19 has also disrupted supply chains and increased the risk for people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, of being infected with another deadly virus. "To co...

Princess Diana called AIDS advocate Elizabeth Glaser ‘often’ during the last year of her life, son Jake says

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Behind the scenes, she developed a close bond with Elizabeth Glaser, the wife of actor Paul Michel Glaser from "Starsky and Hutch" fame. "Diana called my mom often in the last year of her life," Glaser’s son, Jake Gl...

FDA issues proposal to create new category of over-the-counter hearing aids

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Once finalized, the rule would allow the hearing aids to be sold to consumers in stores and online without a medical exam or a fitting by an audiologist. It would apply to certain air-conduction hearing aids intended...

The AIDS activists of the past have more to teach us

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Washington A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. Recently, I posted a story on Instagram about Sarah Schulman's superlativ...

‘Pose’ tackles inequity in the AIDS fight in an emotional series finale

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The following contains spoilers about the "Pose" series finale. Anger and activism, life and death, and finally hope defined the third and final season of FX's "Pose," the Ryan Murphy-produced drama devoted to New Y...

40 years ago, the first cases of AIDS were reported in the US

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On June 5, 1981, a curious report appeared in the Center for Disease Control's weekly public health digest: Five young, gay men across Los Angeles had been diagnosed with an unusual lung infection known as Pneumocys...