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The federal government is pledging $5 million toward a military medical researcher's work on a dual vaccine to treat heroin addiction and prevent infection with the AIDS virus.
There's a dire AIDS and HIV problem in D.C., but the numbers for the entire D.C.-Baltimore corridor are staggering.
Thirteen AIDS activists were arrested outside the White House after tying dollar bills and pill bottles to the executive mansion's fence and calling for better funding of HIV and AIDS programs.
Washington National Cathedral is displaying sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt along with many other sites in the nation's capital, and the cathedral plans to host an interfaith memorial service this weekend.
Results from a recent trial in Thailand have renewed hope that a preventive HIV vaccine may be on the horizon.
Both Washington, D.C. and New York City have an extremely high prevalence of HIV infections, with 123,000 living with the virus. That's 56,000 more infections than in the entire country of Germany.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, known as HIV, has become one of the most notorious killers ever known to man. In "Generation Positive," a week-long series, WTOP's Thomas Warren takes an in-depth look at the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and D.C.
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