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First case of Zika transmitted through sex reported in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania now has its first case of a person infected by the Zika virus through sexual transmission, according to an announcement today from the state Department of Health.
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First sexually-transmitted Zika case reported in Pa.

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Pennsylvania IDs its first case of sexually transmitted Zika
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Health officials say they've identified the first person in Pennsylvania to get infected with the Zika virus through sex. Health Secretary Karen Murphy said Thursday a state resident contracted the disease while traveling in an area where the virus is being transmitted. That person infected his ...
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AIDS foundation alleges Humana discriminates against Illinois HIV patients
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago has filed a complaint against Humana with the federal government, alleging the insurer discriminates against Illinois HIV and AIDS patients on the Obamacare exchange by charging them too much for life-prolonging medications. The foundation, along with the Center for...
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Been in a Zika zone? Be sure to practice safe sex, U.N. agency says
WASHINGTON — The World Health Organization on Tuesday expanded its guidance on preventing Zika, warning that everyone who visits a Zika-infected zone should practice safe sex for six months, even if they show no symptoms of the disease.
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New sex guidelines for Zika prevention

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How Congress could bring back HIV/AIDS
When the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged across the United States in the 1980s, the federal government looked the other way.
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HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.
HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...
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Bill Gates explains his optimism: 'things are tending to improve'
The Microsoft cofounder thinks as deeply about global issues as he once did about computer code.         
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New York woman charged with prostitution in Carroll after undercover operation
A New York woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly offered an undercover officer oral sex during a massage. Yanbin Lin, 43, was charged with one count of general prostitution, one count of prostitution business and one count of running a massage therapy business without a license. She was...
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WHO broadens Zika safe sex guidelines for travellers
Health agency updates guidance on Zika, saying both men and women should now use protection or abstain for six months.
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South Africa's plan to tackle HIV among sex workers
South African activists call for the decriminalisation of sex work to protect human rights and reduce spread of HIV.
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Pornhub to offer 'real sex info' at new wellness center
Pornography website PornHub is set to open its first ‘Sexual Wellness Center’, offering its 70 million daily users an online resource packed with “real information” on sex. Read Full Article at
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Victoria Beckham uses daughter's drawing for charity t-shirt
Annie MartinLONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham chose 5-year-old daughter Harper's artwork for her new World AIDS Day t-shirt design.
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Three more Bay Area law enforcement officers charged in sex crimes scandal
An Oakland police officer and a former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy were formally charged with sex crimes Monday stemming from allegations made by a teenage trafficking victim who has said she slept with dozens of Bay Area law enforcement officers, according to court records. Giovani LoVerde,...
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Zika is an STD: Why not call it one?
Studies show that the Zika virus is detectable in semen for up to 6 months after infection, Kelly McBride Folkers, Arthur L. Caplan, and Lee Igel say
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