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A billboard asks Ugandans to abstain from sex until marriage. The photo was taken in 2005 in Kampala. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

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African-American men who have sex with men face a high risk of becoming infected with HIV. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Gay and bisexual men were banned from donating blood over concern that HIV could contaminate the blood supply. Vesna Andjic/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Lifts Ban On Blood Donations By Gay And Bisexual Men

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Eduardo Gonzalez is HIV positive. His mother died of AIDS; his father, who's HIV positive, is in jail. The boy lives at Eunime, a Tijuana facility for children whose parents have faced AIDS in their family and who may themselves be infected. Courtesy of Malcolm Linton hide caption

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Ricardo "Cobe" Williams, wearing the cap, served time for attempted murder before joining CeaseFire as a "violence interrupter." Above, he talks with Lil Mikey in a scene from the documentary The Interrupters. Lil Mikey, who'd also been in prison, went on to become an outreach worker with the organization. Aaron Wickenden/Courtesy of Kartemquin Films hide caption

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Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles. The drug can be over 90 percent effective at preventing spread of HIV. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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