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HIV - AIDS

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  • Drug injection protects monkeys from vaginal HIV infection

    Drug injection protects monkeys from vaginal HIV infection
    A monthly injection of an experimental anti-retroviral drug protected female monkeys from vaginal infection by a simian form HIV, according to two new studies. The research, which was published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, raises hopes...
  • Concert celebrates new AIDS museum

    Concert celebrates new AIDS museum
    A recent South Florida Symphony Orchestra concert celebrated the grand opening of the World AIDS Museum and Education Center in Wilton Manors and to honor AIDS health care providers. The concert, staged at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in...
  • Tiny device, lots of teamwork save leukemia patient's sight

    KANSAS CITY This is what happens when a persistent eye doctor turns into a detective, a benevolent inventor-entrepreneur works overtime and a federal agency acts a lot faster than federal agencies usually get credit for. Through persistence, teamwork and...
  • Ebola response wrongly derided

    Ebola response wrongly derided
    From the mid-1990s on, I was on the ground in southern Africa where the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged out of control. Exacerbating the catastrophe were the very development partners and donors responsible for combating the disease. Rancorous competition for...
  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Flu shots, nasal spray Free seasonal flu shots and nasal spray are available by appointment at the health department's Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W. Glen Burnie 410-222-6633 and Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, 410-222-...
  • FDA: Gay, bisexual men able to donate blood

    FDA: Gay, bisexual men able to donate blood
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it plans to change its blood donor policy recommendation to allow gay men to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact. The FDA's proposed policy would replace its current stance,...
  • Lawsuit: Aetna Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV/AIDS Patients

    Lawsuit: Aetna Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV/AIDS Patients
    A consumer organization and an anonymous HIV/AIDS patient are suing Aetna in federal court, claiming the insurer discriminates against people with HIV/AIDS by requiring them to buy medications through the mail starting Jan. 1. The plaintiffs say the...
  • 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,...
  • 2 male porn performers test positive for HIV; 1 likely infected other during film shoot

    Two adult film actors have contracted HIV, with one most likely infecting the other during unprotected sex at a film shoot in Nevada where testing was less stringent than industry standards, officials said. One of the actors had previously tested...