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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘Patient Zero’ And Other Myths About HIV/AIDS

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?

October 29, 2016

TV Star Charlie Sheen Says He Is HIV Positive, Had Been Blackmailed

Sheen acknowledged he had paid people “upwards of $10 million” in recent years for their silence about his condition but said he would no longer do so.

November 17, 2015

Quick & Healthy: Take A Walk

“Quick & Healthy” offers findings from the world of health and wellness that you may have missed: Namely, you should walk more and get screened for cancer.

May 13, 2015

Endorse This: Elton John Goes To Washington

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.

May 6, 2015

Quick & Healthy: Love That Dirty Water

“Quick & Healthy” offers some highlights from the world of health and wellness that you may have missed this week.

April 29, 2015

Indiana Fights Major HIV Outbreak In Rural County

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.

March 27, 2015

Top 7 Vaccines: Essential For Adults — And Vital To Public Health

If you think immunization shots are just for kids, think again.

December 9, 2014

FDA Panel Considers Lifting Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

What’s more important to the FDA — saving lives, or petty politics?

November 14, 2014

Southern States Create A New Face Of AIDS

By Teresa Wiltz, 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 […]

September 15, 2014

Public-Health Officials Go To Court To Stop Man With HIV

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 […]

September 11, 2014

School Takes In Shunned Kids With HIV

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 […]

August 8, 2014

HIV Establishes Viral Reservoirs With Surprising Speed

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times In a sobering discovery, researchers say that rapid treatment of HIV-like infections in monkeys failed to prevent the establishment of persistent viral reservoirs in as little as three days. The study, published Sunday in the journal Nature, comes on the heels of news that the so-called Mississippi Baby — […]

July 21, 2014

Search For AIDS Cure Pushes Ahead Despite Setbacks

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 […]

July 21, 2014

Charles Farthing, Doctor At Forefront Of AIDS Care, Dies At 60

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 […]

April 15, 2014

Nearly Half Of Americans Subscribe To A Medical Conspiracy Theory, Survey Finds

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, HIV and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And the attitudes and behavior of those conspiracists toward […]

March 20, 2014

Researchers ‘Edit’ Genes To Make Cells Resist HIV

By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania researchers have snipped out a single gene in patients’ immune cells to make them partly resistant to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study, in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, bolsters hope for controlling HIV without daily antiviral drugs — […]

March 7, 2014

LGBT Health Inequity Persists; NIH Research Lags

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 […]

January 16, 2014