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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died at the age of 90 - but the principles of ethical and moral integrity defended by the man who carved out a permanent place in the hearts and minds of millions live on. Read more»

The nonprofit group Shot in the Dark offers safe injection kits at its needle exchange sites. The kits typically include clean needles, alcohol wipes, swabs and tourniquets. A law taking effect next month legalizes such programs, which research shows are effective in reducing the transmission of viral infections through dirty needles.

Arizona lawmakers in May passed legislation with bipartisan support legalizing syringe access programs, and Gov. Doug Ducey signed the measure days later. The law takes effect Sept. 28, 90 days after the June 30 conclusion of the legislative session. Read more»

Tucson TV station KGUN-9 breathlessly promoted a claim that "1 in every 4 Latinos are HIV positive and don't even know it" on Tuesday night. That's of course completely false. Read more» 1

Emmanuel Linares holds up the condoms and lube that PROSA volunteers hand out at places frequented by prostitutes.

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options. Read more»

Small start-ups and multinational corporations alike are getting the chance to do groundbreaking research in Low Earth Orbit. Read more»

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias gets tested Thursday morning.

Community organizations across Tucson are offering free and confidential HIV testing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, marking the 21st annual National HIV Testing Day. In Pima County, more than 1,000 people are believed to be infected and unaware of it, while about nearly 16,000 across the state were living with HIV/AIDS in 2013. Read more»

The 11th Annual Möda Provŏcateūr show, benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, will feature Tucson fashion designers, salons and dancers at the Tucson Convention Center on Sunday. Read more»

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued two new studies of sexually transmitted behavior just in time for Valentine's Day. And, let's just say... the results ain't pretty. Read more»

A model from Style 7 poses with frame in hand at the end of the runway.

The ninth annual Moda Provocateur fashion show drew a full house at the TCC's Grand Ballroom on Sunday night to raise money for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. (with photo gallery) Read more»

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said that access to HIV treatment has had 'a dramatic effect on the lives of people everywhere.'

AIDS-related deaths are down 21 percent from their peak in 2005, according to a report released today by UNAIDS, the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS. The number of new HIV infections is also down 21 percent from its peak in 1997. Read more»

A hospital in Taiwan mistakenly transplanted HIV-infected organs into five patients, the Associated Press reports. The organs all came from one patient who died last week. Read more»

Protesters demonstrate December 10, 2009, against a Ugandan bill that widens the scope of illegality, threatening not just life imprisonment and the death penalty, but also imprisonment for anyone who houses, promotes or who fails to report homosexuals.

Ugandan lawmakers failed to debate a new anti-gay law Friday, proposed by an ambitious evangelical member of Parliament, that calls for the death penalty for some homosexual acts. Read more»

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, 2009.

With all the natural disasters occurring recently—earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes—it’s easy to miss the man-made disaster about to occur in Uganda. But it will destroy countless lives. And unlike the natural disasters, we can do something to stop it. Read more»

The South African government provides free condoms to battle HIV.

Urban South Africans are so saturated with safe sex messages that experts are beginning to wonder whether people are starting to block them out. Read more»

During a visit to the United Kingdom in March, South African President Jacob Zuma asked the government to supply 1 billion extra condoms.

Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence. Read more»