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How HIV Will Finally Die

Nova, a popular primetime science series on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), is set to release the ambitious documentary Ending HIV in America.The doc chronicles the journey of the HIV epidemic in America over the last 40 years with a highlight on the activism and community commitment that’s helped slow the spread. San Francisco and Birmingham, Ala., serve as at the centers of the one-hour special, as they are two of the cities that represent the real-world challenges of getting treatment to the people who need it most.“HIV is a uniquely challenging virus to fight, and the scientific journey over the last four decades has been a dramatic rollercoaster filled with hope and frustration and some truly remarkable discoveries,” Nova co-executive producer Julia Cort said in a statement. As scientific efforts continue to advance, they gradually uncover more of the secrets of the virus’s mutation.

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study by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) found that online discussions linking the virus to the LGBTQ community skyrocketed following the outbreak of the virus in May.False claims have suggested that monkeypox was pre-planned by the world's elite as part of the so-called "plandemic".But other Twitter users have predominantly used the outbreak to spread online hate and disinformation targeting the LGBTQ community.Social media platforms have increasingly been accused of facilitating the spread of homophobic content related to the virus.In a statement to Euronews, a Twitters spokesperson said "while we have made recent strides in giving people greater control to manage their safety, we know there is still work to be done as our product, policy and engineering teams continue to work at scale and pace to build a healthier Twitter."According to the ISD research, anti-LGBTQ narratives have been used to specifically demonise gay men on Twitter, falsely presenting them as the source of the outbreak.Disinformation also suggested that LGBTQ people were a danger to children after the first two US children were infected with monkeypox in July.Conspiracists and far-right voices -- such as US Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene -- claimed without proof that the children must have been infected by sexual interactions with gay men.Monkeypox is not considered a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) because it is not spread through bodily fluids during sexual contact, but in droplets via respiratory tracts or from the bedding or clothes of an infected person.But the online disinformation plays into the false narrative that all LGBTQ people are "groomers" or paedophiles and want to turn children queer. Twitter has