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Many Young HIV Victims Don’t Know They Are Infected [AUDIO]

Imagine having HIV and not knowing it. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of new HIV cases of people ages 13 to 24 don't know they are affected. In 2010, there were 12,000 new cases of HIV reported.

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AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon
AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon (Photodisc, Getty Images)
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Helping Jersey Residents With HIV And AIDS

More than 19 and a half million dollars in state funding is being distributed to 54 community organizations, hospitals and health agencies in Jersey that provide HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment.

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Focus on Pregnanat Women Not Enough

Tackling the female side of the AIDS epidemic means going far beyond today's global focus on pregnant women, specialists told the world's largest AIDS meeting Wednesday.

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AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon
AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon (Photodisc, Getty Images)
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U.S. Donates Extra $150-Million to Fight AIDS

The Obama administration says science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine, and the U.S. is donating another $150 million to help poor countries put them in place.

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Take-home HIV Test (Getty Images)
Take-home HIV Test (Getty Images)
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FDA Approves First Rapid, Take-Home HIV Test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes.

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HIV AIDS Test (Flickr User: Wheeler Cowperthwaite)
(Flickr User: Wheeler Cowperthwaite)
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Have You Been Tested for HIV-AIDS? [AUDIO]

On this, the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day, Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O'Dowd is encouraging all Jersey residents to get tested, know their HIV status and to help stop the spread of HIV.

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Pills (Flickr User: melloveschallah)
Pills (Flickr User: melloveschallah)
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A Pill That Prevents HIV? FDA Favors Truvada

Federal drug regulators are affirming that a landmark study showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill already on the market can also help people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the first place.

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President Obama Participates In World AIDS Day Discussion At George Washington University
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Obama On AIDS: `We Can Beat This Disease’ [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is announcing a deeper U.S. commitment to combatting the pandemic of AIDS, declaring: "We can beat this disease."

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