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FDA Approves First Pill To Help Prevent HIV

A drug that reduces the chances of getting HIV is about to hit the market and that’s great news for South Florida which leads the nation in new HIV case rates.

CBS4–07/17/2012

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Fla. Health Officials Launch Faces Of HIV Project

South Florida resident Dab Garner was one of the first American people to be diagnosed with HIV in 1982. He and dozens of other HIV-positive Floridians will get to tell their story beginning this week when the Florida Department of Health launches a statewide project to humanize the effects of HIV and AIDS.

CBS4–01/09/2012

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Hundreds Walk In Wilton Manors To Honor AIDS Victims

In Wilton Manors, the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus was marked by hundreds of people walking the streets, carrying candles and quilts in honor of those who died from AIDS and those who live with the disease, a memorial marking World AIDS day.

CBS4–12/01/2011

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S. Florida Events Held To Mark World AIDS Day

It’s World AIDS Day, a day of AIDS awareness, prevention and testing, and that message is especially important in South Florida.

CBS4–12/01/2011

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Fort Lauderdale Ranks Highest In Country For New HIV Cases

On the eve of “World AIDS Day” there is some sobering news for South Florida.

CBS4–11/30/2011

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It May Be Time To Have “The Talk” With Mom Or Dad

As teenagers we all dreaded ‘the talk’ where mom, dad or whoever explained sex and what having ‘safe sex’ meant in terms which wouldn’t cause embarrassment.

CBS4–09/22/2011

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Rocket Man To Gov. Scott: Leave The AIDS Assistance Program Alone

The Elton John AIDS Foundation has reached out to Governor Rick Scott and the state’s Department of Health to protect a program that helps low-income HIV/AIDS patients get medication needed to control the virus.

CBS4–06/01/2011

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Sunday’s AIDS Walk Helps Sufferers Access Medication

South Floridians will join together at the AIDS Walk taking place in Fort Lauderdale Sunday in hopes of raising money to help those who need access to life-saving medication.

CBS4–03/19/2011

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I-Team: Stealing from the Dead

In the second part of this I-Team investigation of the practice of harvesting tissue from cadavers, Michele Gillen explains why the practice is not against the law.

CBS4–02/04/2011

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Family Pleads For Dying Woman’s Release From Prison

The family of a dying inmate will ask the Florida parole commission on Wednesday to release her from prison and allow her to go home to her family.

CBS4–01/03/2011

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