| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In the response to Ebola, the medical community has quickly addressed its initial errors, which included the failure to promptly diagnose the first domestic case in Dallas and the inadequate protocol for caregivers. Lapses of this sort aren't likely to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The case shocked experts and raised hopes -- at least temporarily -- that HIV was functionally curable in its tiniest victims.
A Mississippi baby who was infected at birth appeared to remain clear of the virus for nearly two years, even though she was...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:29 PM
By the end of the year, Bethlehem-based OraSure expects to announce key research milestones in determining if its OraQuick rapid in-home HIV test can be adapted to screen patients for Ebola.
The company has consulted with the federal Food and Drug...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Chase Brexton Health Care has selected a former Catholic Charities administrator to lead its new LGBT Health Resources Center, set to open in the primary care provider's Mount Vernon headquarters this spring.
Nate Sweeney, 36, will serve as executive...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The Classic Raceboat Association will present its annual Fall Thunder Vintage Raceboat Regatta this weekend on Lake Dora.
The three-day event will feature vintage outboards and inboards, small- and medium-sized and Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey speed...
| Nov 18, 2014
Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families and friends coping with problem drinkers. Daytime and evening meetings at various locations. Free. 407-896-4929 or 407-265-7334.
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Support groups for caregivers. 10 a.m....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men.
On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:44 PM
An assistant manager at a Greenbelt Hair Cuttery who was fired this summer after being diagnosed with HIV has been reinstated and paid restitution by the barbershop chain's parent company, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:46 PM
A trade association for the adult film industry on Monday lifted a production hold that had been prompted by concerns that a performer had been exposed to HIV on an out-of-state film set.
The Free Speech Coalition said tests revealed that the "performer...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:16 PM
In 1983, before the HIV virus was identified, a young woman in New Haven was diagnosed with an apparent case of AIDS. Carlotta Locklear was a commercial sex worker who was struggling with a heroin addiction and had an infant child. She was also the center...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Ebola is now part of our daily lives, inescapable in headlines and on TV, in conversations and nightmares.
But it has been part of my life for 20 years, coming at me in the pages of a book titled "The Hot Zone" and then in the presence of the author...