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HIV Tried Me. It Lost: My First Year In College

Jul 3, 2017
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“The pediatrician said you need to come to the office immediately,” my mom quivered over the phone. Hearing “immediately” commanded my heart to double time, and my stomach felt like it was being flushed down the toilet.

The week before, I’d had a routine physical, and the doctor noticed large, swollen lymph nodes around my neck and in my groin area and that I had started to feel dizzy after standing up for more than 30 seconds.

Mobile Apps Aimed At Helping Fill Sex Education Gaps

Mar 15, 2017
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It’s a rite of passage. Crowded onto the bleachers in the Clarke Central High School gym, ninth-grade students sit down for the start of a two-week health class. It’s their only such class in four years of high school.

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That’s where Katy Mayfield found herself as a 14-year-old freshman.

Ramzan Virani

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Like the Dickens Carolers (l-r) William Scott Mize, Kim Baran, Nan Nowell, and David Craven  perform at PBA studios Dec 14, 2015
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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Federal health officials are lifting the nation's 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it will replace the blanket ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year. While the one-year-ban has been criticized by activists it matches policies in other countries, including Australia, Japan and the U.K.