| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 1:36 PM
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....
| Feb 19, 2015
| 12:30 PM
"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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:27 PM
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.
| Apr 4, 2015
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:39 PM
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...