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The Reality of Living with AIDS: Doctors Weigh in After Alexis Arquette's Death

Originally posted 09/13/2016 07:55PM

In light of the news surrounding the death of Alexis Arquette – according to a family source, the actress and trans activist died from complications related to AIDS at 47 – medical experts emphasize that patients diagnosed with HIV today "can live a normal life."

PEOPLE reached out to two experts in the field to answer questions about Americans living with HIV and AIDS: Andrea Kovacs, director of the Maternal Child and Adolescent/Adult Center for Infectious Diseases and Virology at the LAC+USC Medical Center and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the New York City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS.

What does it mean to die of complications from or related to AIDS?

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How Alexis Arquette's 'Fiercely Defensive' Family Stood by Her on Her Transition Journey and Beyond

Originally posted 09/13/2016 10:00AM

Transgender actress and activist Alexis Arquette, who died Sunday morning at 47, was part of the Arquette family, one of Hollywood's largest and tightest-knit families.

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Alexis Arquette's Former Boyfriend on How the Trans Activist and 'Incredible' Artist Inspired Him: 'He Never Lost That Spirit'

Originally posted 09/12/2016 11:00PM

To be sure, Alexis Arquette could be the colorful extrovert who glammed it up for a night on the town, or stole scenes as a Boy George impersonator in Adam Sandler's Wedding Singer and Blended. But to those who got to know the transgender icon over the years, Arquette was way more than pomp and pageantry.

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'She Taught Us Tolerance and Acceptance': The Arquette Family Remembers Alexis in Her Final Days

Originally posted 09/11/2016 05:55PM

The Arquette family is thanking sister Alexis for teaching the world about acceptance for transgender people following her death Sunday morning at age 47.

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#StandWithLeslie! Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres and More Show Support for Leslie Jones After Hack

#StandWithLeslie! Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres and More Show Support for Leslie Jones After Hack

Originally posted 08/25/2016 11:10AM

Leslie Jones is a stand-up comedian. But on Wednesday, the stars stood up for her.

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'We Need Equal Rights and We Need It Now': Patricia Arquette Explains Why She Started a New Equal Rights Amendment Petition

'We Need Equal Rights and We Need It Now': Patricia Arquette Explains Why She Started a New Equal Rights Amendment Petition

Originally posted 03/06/2016 11:10AM

Want to help make equal rights a reality? Sign Patricia Arquette's recently launched petition to make it so.

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Drew Barrymore Gets Real About Being in Her 40s: 'You Just Get Better, Calmer, Smarter, Wiser'

Drew Barrymore Gets Real About Being in Her 40s: 'You Just Get Better, Calmer, Smarter, Wiser'

Originally posted 02/28/2016 12:20PM

Drew Barrymore is loving everything about being in her 40s!

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'We're Getting a Dialogue Going': Patricia Arquette and Jennifer Lawrence Speak Out for Pay Equality at Pre-Oscars Bash

Originally posted 02/27/2016 02:35PM

At a pre-Oscar bash celebrating this year's group of female nominees, Patricia Arquette and Jennifer Lawrence shined the spotlight on an issue they say is affecting women everywhere.

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Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell and More Will Campaign Against Gun Violence at Oscars By Wearing 'Brady Bracelets'

Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell and More Will Campaign Against Gun Violence at Oscars By Wearing 'Brady Bracelets'

Originally posted 02/26/2016 10:30PM

Hollywood A-listers will be supporting more than their favorite films on Sunday at the Academy Awards.

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Lady Gaga, Kirsten Dunst and More Celebs Who Transitioned to TV in 2015

Lady Gaga, Kirsten Dunst and More Celebs Who Transitioned to TV in 2015

Originally posted 12/21/2015 04:30PM

It's been a good year for TV – and by TV, we mean those serialized shows you probably watch on your computer or smartphone. Regardless of the technology you use to watch it, however, television has been growing bigger, better and more daring in recent years, to the point that it's the go-to format for people who want to tell a story in greater depth than they could in a movie.

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