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Tie My Shoes, Please: How Persuasion Works

Scientists have long studied why some requests seem to be met with a yes while others get a no. Now, there's a new development: A study finds that asking for unusual favors can be very effective in getting people to comply.
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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.


D.C.'s Black Churches Take Steps In AIDS Fight

HIV/AIDs has taken a disproportionate toll on the black community in Washington, D.C. Although the disease still faces a stigma in the faith community, pastors and advocates say things are much better than they were in the past.

How To Make Condoms For Women Fashionable

How do you get women to rethink condoms made for them? Advocates are trying a fashion show and the world's longest chain of paper dolls at the international AIDS meeting in Washington. Female condoms are the only contraceptive initiated by woman that protects against HIV infection.
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Fight Against AIDS Spills Into D.C. Streets

Activists took to the streets on Tuesday, marching to the White House to call for an increase in government resources to combat the scourge of AIDS.


Researchers Renewing Focus On AIDS Cure

For much of the 31-year story of the AIDS epidemic, it was virtually taboo to use the word "cure." Now, after decades of focus on prevention and treatment, Deeks and other researchers say that it's time to put new emphasis on the search for a cure.