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Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Mariela Castro

Missing Air Algerie Plane Reportedly Carrying LGBT Activist Mariela Castro

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
Fidel Castro's niece and LGBT activist is reportedly on the Air Algeire jetliner that went missing Thursday morning.

Audrey Mbugua continues to struggle for recognition

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

A television camera operator mounts a satellite dish on top of a van outside the Swiftair offices in Madrid, Spain.

France: Air Algerie Flight Vanishes Over N. Mali

INTERNATIONAL | By Aomar Ouali | Jul 24
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Saudi Arabian Gay Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes Over Tweets

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
A court in Saudi Arabia recently sentenced a gay man to three years in prison and 450 lashings for using Twitter to attempt to meet another man.

Riot police officers guarded activists who had been beaten by antigay protesters at a rally in St. Petersburg.

Russian Court Says Local LGBT Group is a Spy Organization

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, ruled this week that a local LGBT organization must register as a "foreign agent," which means that the group is a spy operation.

Sacro Cuore Catholic school could lose funding over anti-gay discrimination

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Hemispherx will co-sponsor the clinical trials

South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 21
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of AlferonĀ® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

Toys and flowers are placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Ukraine at Potential Turning Point After Crash

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Heintz | Jul 21
The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict.

Tom Daley

Tom Daley's Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A plane carrying British Olympic diver Tom Daley and his boyfriend, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, had to make an emergency landing in Russia Monday for "a technical issue."