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Growing Up — Not Giving Up: Children With HIV

In a three-part series on children with HIV, Dr. Kathy Ferrer carries Simone, 3, at Childrens National Medical Center.
More than 14,000 people in D.C. are infected with HIV, and perhaps none are as vulnerable as children and adolescents. As they come to terms with a challenging medical regimen, they also quickly learn to keep their HIV diagnosis a secret because of the pervasive stigma. In a special series, WAMU 88.5’s Kavitha Cardoza examines the effects of the epidemic on the District’s younger population.
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D.C. Again Shows Gains In Fight Against HIV, But Struggles To Reach Youth

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia has continued ticking downward, but city officials admit they are struggling to reach young residents.
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Sex, Stigma, And God: On Being Black And HIV Positive In D.C.

We explore why black men in D.C. become infected with HIV at higher rates than their white counterparts.

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Fewer D.C. Residents Affected By HIV/AIDS, Though Epidemic Remains

A new report finds that while the number of D.C. residents affected by HIV/AIDS continues to decline, it remains an epidemic that disproportionately affects African Americans.
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HIV/AIDS Report Card Shows Progress, Problems In The District

The District of Columbia has made strides in addressing the HIV/AIDs epidemic, according to the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, but officials have plenty of room for improvement.

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New Cases Of HIV In D.C. Cut In Half Over Four Years

D.C. officials are celebrating what they say is a significant and consistent decline in the number of new HIV cases in the city.

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Audio Slide Show: HIV Outreach For D.C. Youth

In an effort to help solve the crisis of HIV in District youth, Whitman-Walker Health educators take their van to where young people congregate to offer tests to those at risk.

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Teaching And Testing: DCPS Tackles HIV

Students in Washington, D.C. start having sex earlier than their counterparts in other areas of the country, have more partners, and have higher rates of STDs. That's why D.C. is changing how it educates young people about HIV.

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Hospital Team Works To Keep Kids With HIV Healthy

Washington, D.C. has dramatically lowered its number of babies born with HIV thanks to better screening and medical advances, but teams of medical professionals are still working to treat hundreds of children infected with the virus.

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HIV And Children: The Burden Of Silence

In the first part of a three-part series on local children with HIV, two young people talk about their experiences coping with their diagnoses.