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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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Radiolab

VIDEO: Radiolab Presents: Radio Ambulante

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As a follow-up to our story Los Frikis, we're bringing you a translated version of Radio Ambulante's story on the same subject.
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Radiolab

Los Frikis

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The story of how punk rock’s arrival in Cuba allowed a small band of outsiders to sentence themselves to death and set themselves free.
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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ending AIDS in New York

Monday, December 01, 2014

New York State has a new campaign to reduce the number of HIV infections by the year 2020.

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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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The Takeaway

U.S. May Change Blood Donor Policy for Gay & Bi-Sexual Men

Monday, December 01, 2014

For the first time, a U.S. advisory panel is poised to recommend that the 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood be revised.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Johnson was Sexually Reckless, But Is He a Criminal?

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

steven-thrasherBuzzfeed contributor Steven Thrasher tells the story of how a college wrestler in Missouri named Michael Johnson—whose online name was Tiger Mandingo—was charged for “recklessly infect[ing] another with HIV,” a felony. Thrasher’s article “How College Wrestling Star "Tiger Mandingo" Became An HIV Scapegoat” appeared on Buzzfeed in July 7. 

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WNYC News

Side Effects and Stigma Keep Minorities from HIV Treatment

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's easy to get a prescription for HIV and AIDS medication in New York. But when you're scared of the treatment and what people might think, the hard part is asking for one.

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WNYC News

Advocates Say Cuomo's Multi-Prong AIDS Effort Could Use More Prongs

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Observers say the battle will take more than expanding or tweaking current efforts.

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

False Positives

Monday, April 08, 2013

Mark Joseph Stern, contributor to Slate, talks about his false positive HIV test —and takes calls from listeners and what they learned from their false positives.

 

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WNYC News

HIV-Positive Men Head to Clinic for 'the Other Meningitis' Vaccine

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An outbreak of contagious meningitis unrelated to the larger one spreading across the country is sending some New York City men to clinics for vaccines.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bob Massie on His Memoir

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bob Massie, an environmental leader, author, Episcopal priest, and former anti-apartheid activist, discusses his memoir A Song in the Night. He recounts his struggles with classical hemophilia, of losing and then regaining the ability to walk, contracting HIV and hepatitis through transfusions for hemophilia, speaking out against South African apartheid, and creating  the world's leading standard for corporate sustainability.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Novelist Uzodinma Iweala discusses his non-fiction account of the AIDS crisis in Africa, Our Kind of People: A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope. It tells the stories of the extraordinary people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria—the sick and the healthy, doctors, nurses, truck drivers, sex workers, shopkeepers, students, parents, and children. The book introduces readers to individuals and communities that are struggling daily to understand both the impact and meaning of HIV/AIDS.

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The Takeaway

First Over-the-Counter HIV Test Approved

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Americans will be able to test to see if they are HIV positive in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to the first over-the-counter FDA-approved test.

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The Takeaway

Panel Endorses HIV Drug Truvada for FDA Approval

Friday, May 11, 2012

We have known about Truvada for a while. Now, an influential advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration has endorsed the drug shown to prevent HIV infection in healthy people. It recommended approval of the pill for people at risk of contracting the virus. A final decision is expected next month, but if FDA does approve, it won't be without a degree of controversy. We're joined by Dr. Kenneth Mayer, medical research director at Fenway Health in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Normal Heart

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ellen Barkin and Joe Mantello talk about their roles in Larry Kramer’s play “The Normal Heart.” The play is about a city in denial, and it unfolds like a political thriller as a close group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians, and the media bury the truth about an unspoken epidemic. “The Normal Heart” is playing at the Golden Theater through July 10.

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The Takeaway

How Risky Are Live Organ Donations?

Friday, March 18, 2011

The New York state health department released a report this week saying that an organ transplant recipient contracted HIV from a kidney donation at a New York hospital. It’s the nation’s first documented case of HIV transmission via a living donor transplant since the 1980s. How did this happen? And what are the repercussions? 

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