What is the future of AIDS prevention in the U.S. and the world? And what will it take to move people to care about this still-thriving epidemic?
When you hear loud braying about the Clinton Foundation, remember that these same pundits (and newspapers) once insisted that Whitewater was a huge and terrible scandal.
The pop music legend discussed all the progress that governments and citizens alike have made — and also, he added with some colorful language, how much the work has helped him grow as a human being.
The region has many people who live in poverty with limited prospects of jobs and a very, very serious drug problem that has made it the epicenter of the HIV outbreak.
By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline.org New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she remained healthy for so long she wasn’t completely convinced she was positive. When she finally started getting sick in 2006, she decided to embrace her “ancestral roots” and accepted a job down South, where her mother was from. Malloy […]
By Carol M. Ostrom, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In a very unusual step, King County, Wash., public-health officials have gone to court to try to stop a man with HIV who has infected eight partners in the past four years from infecting others. “We’re not trying to criminalize sexual behavior here,” said Dr. Matthew […]
By Stephen Deere, St. Louis Post-Dispatch MARTUR, India — Sister Gracy Vailapally tries to keep secret the HIV status of the children she serves. But often she fails. “We won’t tell that the child is positive,” she said. “But somehow from the local people, they know.” A case in point: an 11-year-old boy born to […]
Melbourne (AFP) – Former U.S. president Bill Clinton called Wednesday for strength in responding to the loss of flight MH17, declaring those who had downed the plane — and provided the means to do so — sided with a brutal vision of the world. Speaking at the world AIDS conference in Melbourne, Clinton said it […]
Melbourne (AFP) – Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research. Addressing a symposium on the search for a cure, Nobel prize winner Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said the death of Joep Lange, a frontline scientist in the 33-year […]
Geneva (AFP) – Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030, the United Nations said Wednesday. With more than half of the 35 million people living with HIV unaware they are infected, the battle is far from over however, said […]
By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Condoms no longer will be seized from sex workers for use as evidence in prostitution cases, police announced Monday in a move that officials say should help prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among people at high risk of infection. The policy change […]
By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong taxi April […]
Eleven years ago, Richard Stearns went to Washington. Stearns — president of World Vision, the billion-dollar Christian relief organization — joined other faith leaders in lobbying Congress to spend $15 billion combating AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean. He acknowledged he and his fellow evangelicals were late to the fight against this pandemic and explained […]
By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. For nearly all […]
PITTSBURGH — The National Institutes of Health funded only a negligible number of studies researching the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people over more than two decades, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Because of that, health inequities in that population continued unabated, according […]