South African girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines , more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.

Her case was revealed July 24, at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV.

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2016 Out & Equal Workplace Summit comes to Orlando for 20-year anniversary

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Tricia Russell - 6.2016ORLANDO – One of the most prestigious conferences for LGBT business people will head to Orlando, Oct. 5-7.

The Out & Equal Workplace Summit, hosted at the Disney Swan and Dolphin hotels, has a clear message: “Marriage isn’t the end; we need to be certain that we don’t lose our jobs after our weekend wedding just because we are LGBT.”

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Supreme Court adds same-sex marriage to Sept. 29 agenda

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices’ agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.

The action Sept. 10 does not mean that the court will decide that day to hear state appeals of lower court rulings that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. But the late September conference will be the first time the justices have the issue before them. The meeting will be the justices’ first since late June.

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U.S. Catholic bishops keep focus on same-sex marriages and abortion

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – U.S. Roman Catholic bishops meeting June 11 renewed their focus on abortion and gay marriage under Pope Francis.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to make only limited revisions to a guide they publish every presidential election year on church teaching, voting and public policy. The bishops also reaffirmed their fight for broader religious exemptions to laws recognizing gay marriage and a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that employers provide health insurance covering birth control.

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Conference highlights family options for lesbian couples

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Boston (AP) – Fertility clinics have put a new twist on how to make babies: A “two-mom” approach that lets female same-sex couples share the biological role. One woman’s eggs are mixed in a lab dish with donor sperm, then implanted in the other woman, who carries the pregnancy.

A New York doctor described 18 of these cases Oct. 15 at a fertility conference in Boston that featured other research on ways to help same-sex couples have children. Dr. Alan Copperman is medical director of Reproductive Medicine Associates, a New York City clinic that does the “two-mom” approach.

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