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HIV - AIDS

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  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
  • Peninsula restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life

    More than 75 Hampton Roads restaurants, including several on the Peninsula, are participating in this week's Dining Out For Life. The annual fundraiser to benefit ACCESS AIDS Care happens on Thursday, April 24. The formula, which is repeated in cities...
  • HIV, bear hysteria, and medical-device tax: Letters

    The truth about HIV Regarding the article "HIV-positive player ousted from Kissimmee rec basketball game" in Wednesday's Sentinel: In 1984, HIV was identified as the causative virus for AIDS; that same year the first blood test was developed to...
  • AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case

    AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case
    An Abbott Laboratories spinoff urged a federal appeals court to revisit a ruling in a case against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, but without disturbing landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians. In a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • HIV-positive player kicked off Kissimmee rec basketball team

    HIV-positive player kicked off Kissimmee rec basketball team
    A St. Cloud man was kicked out of a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball game this week because he is HIV-positive. Dakota Basinger, 21, had been playing league basketball all season for Florida Dream Sports, a league sponsored by the city of...
  • AIDS activists petition to put L.A. health commission on Nov. 4 ballot

    AIDS activists petition to put L.A. health commission on Nov. 4 ballot
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. After dropping a campaign to create a city of Los Angeles health department separate from the county's, AIDS healthcare advocates instead petitioned election officials Monday to let...
  • Kissimmee worker who banned HIV-positive player from game resigns

    Kissimmee worker who banned HIV-positive player from game resigns
    The city of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation employee who told a St. Cloud man that he could no longer play basketball for the league because he was HIV positive has resigned, city officials said Thursday. The employee, whom the city identified as Dale...
  • Chicago violence stitched into homicide quilt

    Chicago violence stitched into homicide quilt
    Hanging on a wall in a storefront art gallery in Logan Square is a quilt stitched by hands that have felt the scope of homicide in Chicago, felt it with tired fingers pushing needles through fabric over and over and over again, lovingly spelling out the...
  • Michael Ruppal: HIV testing legislation empowers patients

    As the state recognizes National Public Health Week, The AIDS Institute is doubling down on its effort to reduce HIV infections in Florida. This year, we are excited to be working with State Sen. Geraldine Thompson and State Rep. Joe Saunders — both...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

    Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care
    Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...