HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination
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HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination

Zach Dyer - December 1, 2014

Nearly half of all HIV-positive people in Costa Rica are unemployed or not looking for work, according to a recent survey. The results were first published on…

Costa Rica’s public hospitals to offer fast HIV screening starting next year
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Costa Rica’s public hospitals to offer fast HIV screening starting next year

L. Arias - November 28, 2014

Officials at the Social Security System (Caja) on Thursday confirmed that next year they will begin offering a quick new test for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or  HIV, that returns…

New bill would protect HIV positive employees from workplace discrimination
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New bill would protect HIV positive employees from workplace discrimination

Zach Dyer - November 4, 2014

As World AIDS Day approaches on Dec. 1, the Legislative Assembly's Human Rights Commission has started debating a bill that would reform Costa Rica's HIV-AIDS law to…

45 percent of Ticos think they can get HIV from a mosquito bite, says University of Costa Rica report
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45 percent of Ticos think they can get HIV from a mosquito bite, says University of Costa Rica report

Zach Dyer - June 12, 2014

Over 75 percent of young Costa Ricans surveyed do not know how HIV is transmitted or contracted, according to a new study from the University of Costa…

Taboo on LGBT blood donation lingers, according to survey
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Taboo on LGBT blood donation lingers, according to survey

Zach Dyer - May 27, 2014

A new survey from the Center for Research and Promotion of Human Rights in Central America (CIPAC) released Tuesday suggested that Costa Ricans overwhelmingly oppose discrimination against…

Cuba is running out of condoms
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Cuba is running out of condoms

Anna Newby | Slate - April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cubans have grown accustomed to shortages. From food staples to energy to toilet paper, basic goods regularly become unavailable due to the island's isolation…

Inventing ‘Víctor Ball’ with the real Patch Adams
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Guatemala
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Inventing ‘Víctor Ball’ with the real Patch Adams

Benjamin Reeves - March 6, 2014

SANTA LUCÍA MILPAS ALTAS, Guatemala – The enormous yellow balloon floated gently through the air before a feeble hand reached out and tapped it, sending it careening…