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Prescription Drug Abuse Linked To Indiana HIV Outbreak

by Anna Almendara Indiana is grappling with an outbreak of HIV that local health officials say is connected to prescription drug abuse. Since mid-December, there have been 27 confirmed and 10 preliminary — meaning they need to be confirmed with further testing — HIV-positive cases in the state, according to an announcement from Indiana health… Read More »

Parties representing majority of Israelis vie for LGBT vote

Representatives from five parties that according to the latest Jerusalem Post poll will represent over half the next Knesset brandished their pro-LGBT credentials at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa on Sunday. The representatives from Likud, Zionist Union, Yesh Atid, Kulanu and Meretz, who the poll says will garner 66 seats in the election, admitted… Read More »

Can Handel Be Sexy?

  Rave Reviews of the new staging of ‘Semele’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Unique Paths of 2 HIV Strains

by Carl Zimmer On Monday, a team of researchers filled in the final gaps in the history. It’s now clear, they say, that the virus originated in humans on 13 separate occasions, evolving in humans from ancestral viruses that infected monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas. “We’ve got an amazing amount of the story nailed down, more… Read More »

Possible HIV cure OK’d for testing

by Bradely Fikes HIV patients will be given genetically modified stem cells in an attempt to effectively cure them of the infection, the first time this experimental therapy has been tried. Sangamo Biosciences, based in the Bay Area community of Richmond, received approval from federal regulators Tuesday to conduct the clinical trial. The therapy involves… Read More »