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Employees of the District of Columbia are being offered two hours of paid leave to attend HIV awareness training and get tested.
A new study says the District of Columbia's effort to increase the use of female condoms, the lesser-known equivalent of the male condom, likely prevented 23 new HIV infections and saved taxpayers $6 million in its first year.
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.
An unprecedented new HIV study may change how soon the virus can be detected in a person's system -- which scientists hope could lead to developing an effective vaccination.
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