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  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • Local hospice helps keep fellow workers on the job in Tanzania

    Local hospice helps keep fellow workers on the job in Tanzania
    In the mid-2000s workers at Gilchrist Hospice Care had raised about $5,000 for some counterparts in Tanzania to give their overwhelmed center a boost. But when U.S. government aid ran out in 2011 for Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital palliative-care program,...
  • In Theory: Should sex-ed in schools tell the whole story?

    The documentary “deepsouth” chronicles four people in the American South and how they are trying to find a solution to the region’s HIV epidemic. In the film, there is a scene where a health teacher in Mississippi uses candies in cups to...
  • Chase Brexton names director for new LGBT health center in Mount Vernon

    Chase Brexton names director for new LGBT health center in Mount Vernon
    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...
  • He Was An Activist On AIDS, Education, Politics

    David Kovacs was an activist who worked hard to improve his world. A longtime resident of Hartford, he worked behind the scenes to help elect a mayor and a state representative. At New Britain High School, he helped his special-education students with...
  • Vintage raceboats will rev up engines this weekend

    Vintage raceboats will rev up engines this weekend
    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...
  • Time to ease rule on blood donations from gay men

    Time to ease rule on blood donations from gay men
    A 1980s-era ban on blood donations by most gay men is out of step with current science, which has developed faster and more accurate tests for HIV-infected blood. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is considering the blood...
  • HIV evolving to weaker form, study says

    Medical intervention and the natural course of evolution may be dealing a double blow to the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, weakening its ability to replicate and to cause AIDS, according to a new study. The findings offer a kind of...
  • Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays

    Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays
    It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection. But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed...
  • Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

    Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
  • After decades at clinic, HIV specialist will retire

    After decades at clinic, HIV specialist will retire
    After 42 years at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, 22 treating patients with HIV, Dr. Korey Jorgensen is retiring from the nonprofit — but not completely cutting ties. The family physician and HIV specialist turns 70 in February and said he...