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?
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.
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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]