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The Fight is Not Over: Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse
Can Gene Therapy be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

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Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

The Fight is Not Over: Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Mike Stobbe |
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

Romanian Museum Defends Screening of Gay AIDS Film 'BPM' Amid Protest

Romanian Museum Defends Screening of Gay AIDS Film 'BPM' Amid Protest

By Alison Mutler | Feb 20
A Romanian museum has defended its screening of French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" amid protests over gay themes which feature in the film.

Finally: Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Finally: Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

By Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson | Feb 20
This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.

Doctors Blast Trump's Mental Illness Focus to Fight Violence

Doctors Blast Trump's Mental Illness Focus to Fight Violence

By Lindsey Tanner | Feb 19
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.

Happy Heart Month: What People Living With HIV Should Know

Happy Heart Month: What People Living With HIV Should Know

Feb 19
Did you know people living with HIV are at an increased risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease? Fortunately, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-supported research is getting to the heart of the problem.

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

Feb 17
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce global and domestic spending for HIV care and prevention.

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Southern Discomfort: The Unspoken HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Black Americans

Southern Discomfort: The Unspoken HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Black Americans

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 7
Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, EDGE takes a deeper look at what factors are impacting infection, treatment and prevention in the black community.


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Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator.

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New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Tell if You Are Healthy

New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Tell if You Are Healthy

At the beginning of each new year, there is a lot of talk about getting healthy. The good news is that there is no one thing that determines how healthy someone is. Here are five ways to quickly evaluate your general health.