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The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is using $2 million in federal funding to provide dental care for people with HIV or AIDS. 

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Next Thursday Paducah's Heartland CARES, HIV/AIDS care, prevention and community awareness, celebrates its mission and successes with its 4th SpringTINI. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview of the Market House Square event from Heartland CARES Executive Director Andrew Halford and learns why this non-profit organization keeps a low profile.

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens a two week run of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT this Thursday. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT deals with mature themes as it follows young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Joshua Byrn and Brad Brauser speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the "Playhouse After Dark" production.

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The Tony Award-winning rock musical RENT, loosely based on the opera La boheme, follows the story of young artists struggling to survive in New York City and the complications of AIDS. The musical spent twelve years on Broadway and is now being staged at Murray's Playhouse in the Park as part of their After Dark series. Director Joshua Byrn directs and visits Sounds Good to talk about auditions, the show's controversial topics and the overarching theme of "no day but today."

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On the 26th annual World AIDS Day, nearly 6,000 Kentuckians are living with HIV according to state data.

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The expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act is benefiting a program run by the state that prescribes medication to low-income patients with  HIV and AIDS. 

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On Saturday, November 23, at 9 am, runners from Paducah will join runners from around the world for the 6th Annual Project AIDS Orphan One World Run. No matter from they hail, everybody running in this 5K and Youth Run, come out for a singular purpose, to assist children in Kenya, home to more than 1 million children orphaned by AIDS. Tracy Ross speaks with Todd Anderson and Paul Bilak of Project AIDS Orphan about the event.

See more on the Project AIDS Orphan website.

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A bill aimed at allowing victims of sexual assault to ask for quick HIV testing of their alleged attackers has cleared the Kentucky House.

Under current laws, only prosecutors can ask for HIV testing of the accused person, and they can only ask after a conviction. The bill would allow a victim or the prosecutor to ask for such a test before a conviction.

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From NPR: AIDS researchers, policymakers and advocates are increasingly convinced that treating HIV is one of the best ways of preventing its spread.