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WNYC News

Cuomo Unveils HIV-AIDS 'Blueprint'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Advocates and experts say if the state heeds dozens of recommendations, new HIV infections will slow to a trickle, effectively reversing the AIDS epidemic in New York.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's HIV Panel Getting Restless for an Action Plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Advocates and experts recruited by the governor offered dozens of ways New York could help stop the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Four months later, they're still waiting for specific plans.

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The Takeaway

Indiana: A Public Health Emergency Due To HIV Epidemic

Friday, March 27, 2015

Officials in Indiana have declared a health emergency after an HIV outbreak in rural Scott County.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 405: Still Standing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ruth Coker Burks tells her friend Paul Wineland about caring for AIDS patients during the early days of the epidemic, when no one else would.

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WNYC News

FDA: Celibate Gay Men Might Be Able To Donate Blood

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Gay men in the U.S. cannot donate blood. Scientists say advances in screening make that unnecessary — but to reduce risk they should be celibate. Advocates say that's poppycock.

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WNYC News

HIV Continues to Drop in NYC, But Pockets Resist Progress

Monday, December 01, 2014

The good news: a 25-percent decline from 2009-2013. The bad news: an uptick in drug-resistant strains and a drop in partner notification and testing.

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Radiolab

Patient Zero - Updated

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center, Patient Zero. We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.      

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The Takeaway

The Family Secrets of the AIDS Epidemic

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father died of AIDS in 1992. In the 20 years since, she's been trying to uncover family secrets about her father's past. 

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The Takeaway

Your Response: Family Secrets Revealed

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

What's something you never knew about your family until you were an adult? Takeaway listeners share their stories here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Could an Anti-HIV Drug Discourage Condom Use?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New drug Truvada can prevent HIV infection when taken daily, but it faces some resistance in the gay community over fears that it will result in other risks to health.

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WNYC News

A Pill to Stop HIV: Here's What You Need to Know

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It’s called Truvada, and taking it every day can drastically reduce the chance that unprotected sex will result in an HIV infection. Like most drugs, there are medical side effects. But the cultural and behavioral side effects, like a potential decline in condom use, are more troubling for some. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 370: The Big Secret

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was born HIV positive.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

If This Pill Prevents HIV, Why Is No One Taking It?

Friday, January 31, 2014

It’s been over a year since The FDA approved Truvada, a once-a-day medication that prevents HIV infection. But for some reason, it's not catching on. The lead scientist who developed the treatment explains why.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

HIV Disclosure Laws

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Thirty-five states have laws which make it a crime for an HIV positive person to not disclose their status before having sex with a partner. In 29 of those states, it's a felony to expose someone to HIV - even if the infected person has taken measures to protect their partner and whether or not the virus is actually transmitted. These laws are controversial- and many of the cases reveal the problems of mixing law enforcement and public health. Sergio Hernandez discusses his article "Sex, Lies & HIV: When What you Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime," which was co-published by ProPublica and Buzzfeed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kenneth Cole and amfAR

Monday, December 02, 2013

Kenneth Cole, designer and chairman of the nonprofit AIDS research group amfAR, talks about the new documentary he executive produced - "The Battle of amfAR" - about the start of the research and advocacy group.

→ Premiere: "The Battle of amfAR" airs tonight on HBO, at 9 p.m E.T.

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Radiolab

Lethal Weapons

Thursday, August 01, 2013

In the 1990s, a button-pushing New York artist took on a subject that cut him to the quick: HIV and AIDS.

Barton Benes had lost a lot of friends, including his boyfriend, and was himself HIV-positive when an everyday kitchen accident took on a surreal bent -- one that got ...

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Radiolab

Blood

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The metaphor, magic, and money coursing through our veins...

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Radiolab

Bloody Real Blood

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Real or fake, the sight of blood can make you scream, squeal, faint, slip into shock, or even refuse to look away. Few things have such power over us. We head to a special effects studio to see how Hollywood satisfies our blood perversion, and somewhere amid the fleshy rubber ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

HIV/AIDS and Sex Workers in India

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meena Seshu, founder and Secretary General of SANGRAM, an Indian NGO, talks about working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating and empowering sex workers. In 2006, SANGRAM received international attention when workers refused to sign the U.S. government’s anti-prostitution pledge, choosing to return funding rather than turn their back on sex workers. Last month the Supreme Court ruled that this U.S. government policy requirement is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. Seshu talks about the impact of the ruling.

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The Takeaway

HIV: The Silent Epidemic in the South

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The American South holds 37 percent of the U.S. population, but over half of all new HIV diagnoses occur there. A new documentary called "deepsouth" sheds light on the people living in the most quiet corners of the region. The film's director, Lisa Biagiotti, joins The Takeaway to discuss her film and why the South is the leading geographic region for HIV/AIDS.

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