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Debris from an Malaysia Airlines plane crash lies in a field on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed yesterday on the Ukraine/Russia border near the town of Shaktersk. The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people including crew members, the majority of the passengers being Dutch nationals, believed to be at least 173, 44 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 9 Britons. It has been speculated that the passenger aircraft was shot down by a surface to air missile by warring factions in the region.   (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

HIV/AIDS “Giant” Killed In Malaysian Air Crash Mourned In South Florida

The University of Miami’s Dr. Margaret Fischl struggled against tears Friday as she mourned the loss of a long-time friend and colleague, and recounted his herculean efforts in the battle against HIV/AIDS.

07/18/2014

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Fla. Officer Allegedly Had Sex, Didn’t Reveal HIV

A police officer in Palm Beach County is facing two felony counts for failing to tell his sexual partners he has the HIV virus. Authorities are looking for more victims.

01/25/2014

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Drug Blocks HIV In Lab Study, Human Tests Planned

A preliminary lab study suggests an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy may be able to block the AIDS virus. Now researchers are eager to try it in people.

12/25/2013

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MS Baby “Cured” Of HIV, Could Have Positive Impact In S. Fla.

A baby born with the AIDS virus has been cured with aggressive treatment in Mississippi, and that’s generating a huge reaction in South Florida.

CBS4–03/04/2013

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Broward House Walk To Commemorate World AIDS Day

On Saturday evening, over 2,500 people will take to the streets of Wilton Manors for a walk honoring community members lost to HIV/AIDS, and to gather at a rally supporting the cause.

CBS4–11/30/2012

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Late HIV/AIDS Advocates To Be Honored At Walk, Ceremony In Miami

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the City of Miami is partnering with several organizations to recognize and remember those affected by AIDS. South Florida leads the country in new HIV infections.

CBS4–11/30/2012

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Sunrise Man, HIV Positive, Faces 7 Charges After Sex With Boy

A 30-year-old Sunrise man is charged with attempted second-degree murder and criminal transmission of the AIDS virus.

CBS Miami–09/07/2012

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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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