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The Affordable Care Act did a lot to expand HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention for people at highest risk for the disease. Many gay men and other men who have sex with men gained health insurance and new infections went down. The estimated number of annual HIV infections in the United States declined 18 percent among gay and bisexual men between 2008 and 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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A Missouri appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to three decades in prison for infecting another man with HIV and endangering four others with the disease while attending college.

A Missouri Court of Appeals panel sided yesterday with Michael L. Johnson's claim that the St. Charles County trial court abused its discretion by admitting excerpted recordings of phone calls Johnson made while jailed. Those recordings weren't disclosed to Johnson's attorneys until the morning of the first day of trial.

Deana Hayes

This piece was produced in conjunction with Missouri Business Alert, a digital newsroom that provides business news from across the state of Missouri.  

After being diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago, Deana Hayes was so frustrated that she left Missouri. It took her three years to come back and confront the disease.

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Dr. Robert Gallo is the biomedical researcher who unearthed HIV as the cause of AIDS and was the first to identify a human retrovirus known to cause human cancer. Gallo’s discoveries don’t just stop there; his current research includes finding a prevention for the disease despite the challenges.

Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner comes to the University of Missouri this week as part of a conference on gays and lesbians in the theater.

Kushner's play "Angels in America" chronicles the early AIDS crisis in New York City and won both a Tony and Pulitzer Prize in 1993.

Theater professor David Crespy will interview Kushner at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the university's Rhynsberger Theatre.

HIV/AIDS testing offered on MU's campus

Feb 7, 2013
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Free HIV/AIDS testing was offered Thursday at MU’s Student Center, as a consortium of campus organizations came together to raise awareness of the epidemic to black communities. The MU Black Men’s Initiative, also known as MBMI, sponsored the 3rd annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday. MBMI Coordinator Marcus Mayes says it’s important to address the stigma that comes with being tested.

New discovery could help treat HIV

Sep 27, 2012
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More than a dozen scientists, researchers and professors banded together to investigate a possibly beneficial mutation found in the genetic code of some versions of HIV.

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On this week’s show, we’ll learn about renewable energy in Fulton, hear about a new discovery in HIV research, and listen to a report on MU’s South Farm showcase.