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Thirty years ago, HIV and AIDS were mysterious diseases with no cure. Now in 2019, people with those diagnoses can not only survive, but they can thrive.

Here in Atlanta, one organization aims to educate communities about HIV. SisterLove Inc. focuses on improving access to HIV and AIDS prevention, self-help and safe sex in underrepresented communities.

Last year, U.S. retail sales of essential oils topped $133 million. That number doesn’t include sales from multi-level marketers, who sell directly to buyers. While the market booms with promises of improved health and pain relief, there are some safety concerns.

Georgia Health News reporting found essential oils contributed to two calls per day on average to the Georgia Poison Center. Those cases usually involved children who are poisoned.

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A bill passed by the Georgia legislature this year will expand access to drugs that can prevent HIV infection.


PreP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, and when taken faithfully, PreP drugs can actually prevent people who get exposed to HIV from getting infected by the virus.