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Earlier this month, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania unveiled a research study in which they’re attempting to create HIV-resistant blood cells — and so far are seeing encouraging results.

Church’s fate uncertain

A city review panel heard testimony this week from supporters of an AIDS-services agency who say an old agency-owned church must be demolished, if the agency is to have any chance of surviving.

Mayor Nutter and other city officials sat down with LGBT leaders this week to discuss his administration’s plan to sell publicly owned land to a local Boy Scouts of America council — but no meeting of the minds appears to have taken place.

Following a wide-ranging grand-jury report released last month on sexual abuse of children by priests, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia this week placed 21 additional priests on administrative leave.

Woman loses suit against ActionAIDS

An HIV-positive woman who claimed an ActionAIDS receptionist disseminated her HIV status without her permission has lost her case against the AIDS-services agency.

The pending warmer weather is inching closer, as is the William Way LGBT Community Center’s spring Way Gay U semester, which will allow out students to learn in the region’s natural environs.

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