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HIV - AIDS

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Top HIV - AIDS Articles

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  • Merck grants free license for pediatric HIV drug

    Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus. The deal, announced Tuesday, lets any generic or brand name...
  • Lawyer: HIV assault ruling could end all such military cases

    The highest U.S. military court's reversal of a Kansas airman's aggravated assault conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces, his attorney said. The U.S....
  • 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....
  • Appeals court tosses aggravated assault conviction over HIV

    The nation's highest military court on Monday reversed the aggravated assault conviction of a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita, while upholding other charges against him. The U.S. Court of...
  • For Clinton, her family foundation may pose campaign risks

    The foundation launched by former President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago has battled HIV and AIDS in Africa, educated millions of children and fed the poor and hungry around the globe. It also has the potential to become a political risk for...
  • Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients

    Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Program has warned. The shortage threatens more than 12,000 patients and other people affected by HIV/AIDS,...
  • 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...
  • Court: Not disclosing HIV before sex is a misdemeanor

    An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York's highest court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals said Terrance Williams didn't expose...
  • Man who said he has HIV bites deputy during arrest, report says

    Man who said he has HIV bites deputy during arrest, report says
    A man who said he has HIV bit a deputy during an arrest — taking out a chunk of his skin — outside of a Wellington bar, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they arrested Jeffrey Switzer, 25, Monday. According to an...
  • Health groups say AIDS No. 1 killer of adolescents in Africa

    The 16-year-old Kenyan girl found out she was HIV-positive and pregnant at a clinic in the Korogocho slums two years ago. She still isn't sure how she contracted the virus — her mother died from AIDS-related complications when she was six years old,...
  • With genetic engineering, scientists use decoy molecule to trick HIV

    With genetic engineering, scientists use decoy molecule to trick HIV
    An effective vaccine for HIV has eluded researchers for several decades, due to the pathogen's infamous shape-shifting abilities. Even though researchers have identified certain broadly neutralizing antibodies that can conquer multiple strains of the...