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Dr. Jose Antonio Leon takes a blood sample for a quick HIV test, during an activity sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to celebrate the World Condom Day, in Mexico City, on Feb. 11, 2011. (credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers Find Mysterious New AIDS-Like Disease

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.

08/25/2012

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Ga. Southern To Host Fall Conference On Rural HIV

Georgia Southern University is inviting health professionals from across the Southeast to its campus this fall for a training conference focused on HIV and AIDS in rural areas.

07/26/2012

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NAACP Develops Manual For Church Leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP has developed a manual to help the leaders of black churches to talk to their congregations about HIV and AIDS. It’s a recognition of the impact the disease has on […]

WAOK-AM–07/21/2012

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Too Much Truth Recap: National HIV Testing Day

Some of our friends from WellStar stopped by the studio to give us a much needed update on practicing safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness. Click the audio links and view the gallery of today’s show! […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2012

Cyeshna Pickens, 18, waits for an HIV test at a free mobile testing center in Los Angeles offered by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Magic Johnson Foundation to provide HIV testing and education in minority communities of Los Angeles. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Launches Pilot Program Of Free HIV Tests At Drugstores

Would you go to a drugstore to get tested for AIDS?

06/26/2012

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Creating Magic Twice

ESPN is premiering, “The Announcement” by Nelson George, following in the footsteps of other riveting sports related documentaries.  The film is about Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his announcement on November 7th, 1991 of his contraction of the HIV […]

WAOK-AM–03/11/2012

Efrain, an intravenous drug user, loads a box of hypodermic needles into a bag as he collected the needles and other injecting supplies at a mobile outreach site run by the Chicago Recovery Alliance on May 10, 2006 in Cicero, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study Finds HIV Rate Down In Needle-Drug Users

There’s some good news from the AIDS front: Fewer needle drug users are testing positive for HIV.

03/01/2012

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[VIDEO] The Sports Kings: Magic Johnson 20 Years Later!

Today marks 20 years since basketball star Magic Johnson announced he had HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. Since his surprise announcement, he has not only survived, but he has thrived and achieved much […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2011

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Congressman David Scott Schedules Annual Health Fair

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Congressman David Scott is holding his annual Health Fair this weekend in Atlanta.   Congressman  Scott brings together area hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and leaders of the healthcare industry to host his annual health […]

08/10/2011

World Aids Day December 1

As the world embarks upon another World Aids Day, a global study reveals a pill already proven effective to treat HIV can also help prevent the disease, some of your favorite celebrities are taking a […]

11/28/2010

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