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HIV - AIDS

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  • HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

    HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds
    Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests. The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as...
  • AACC cancels Black History event over concerns about speaker's comments on homosexuality, HIV

    AACC cancels Black History event over concerns about speaker's comments on homosexuality, HIV
    Officials at Anne Arundel Community College have canceled a scheduled campus lecture by a controversial black educator after students raised concerns about his past comments on gay and lesbian identity and HIV. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist and...
  • HIV becoming less deadly for African Americans

    Death rates of African Americans living with HIV dropped 28% between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, black people with HIV were 1.5 times more likely to die in 2012 than white people...
  • Broward lawmakers finalize priorities for session

    Broward lawmakers finalize priorities for session
    Broward lawmakers on Monday set their priorities for the March 3 legislative session, agreeing to focus on curbing high-stakes tests in schools, getting more funding for urban water management, reforming youthful offender laws and expanding HIV testing....
  • Remembering the great Lesley Gore

    "I'M YOUNG, and I want to be young, I'm free and I want to be free/To live my life the way I choose, to say and do whatever I please!" Lesley Gore, belting out her prescient anthem, "You Don't Own Me," in 1964. YEARS AGO I interviewed Lesley Gore. She...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • 'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

    'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis
    Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter. They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes. The...
  • Indiana begins needle exchange in county with HIV outbreak

    Indiana begins needle exchange in county with HIV outbreak
    State and local health officials began a needle-exchange program Saturday in a southeastern Indiana county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases. Scott County's needle-exchange program was created through an...
  • Hopkins builds unit designed for Ebola patients

    Hopkins builds unit designed for Ebola patients
    Amid panic last fall over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States, Johns Hopkins Hospital began work on a unit designed to safely care for patients with the disease and other dangerous infections, a hospital official said. With the facility now...
  • Broward officials deal with 'gay plague' in '80s

    Broward officials deal with 'gay plague' in '80s
    The early '80s saw Broward County's governmental and medical officials wrestling with a mysterious and deadly affliction: AIDS. They initially bungled their response to the swift-moving disease, which by 1982 had already killed nearly 200 people...
  • UM institute wins $50 million grant to fight HIV in Zambia

    UM institute wins $50 million grant to fight HIV in Zambia
    The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $50 million grant to stop the transmission of HIV from mother to child in Zambia. The five-year grant comes from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS...