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HIV - AIDS

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  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research

    OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research
    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...
  • International baby trial hopes to find Achilles' heel in HIV

    International baby trial hopes to find Achilles' heel in HIV
    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...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Ebola blame game enough to make you sick

    I remember, as a child, watching "Ben-Hur" and wondering why being sent to a "leper colony" was such a bad thing. To me, lepers were regal animals with beautiful coats and according to my Time-Life Nature book, not particularly vicious unless provoked. It...
  • Dallas police say shoplifter tried to infect Wal-Mart worker who confronted her with HIV

    DALLAS Police say a woman attempting to shoplift $11 in frozen food from a Dallas Wal-Mart threatened to infect the employee who confronted her with HIV. Diamond Lawrence, 25, was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of attempted aggravated assault with...
  • Don't patronize us on Ebola

    Don't patronize us on Ebola
    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...
  • Man charged with failing to reveal he had HIV to partner

    Man charged with failing to reveal he had HIV to partner
    A 25-year-old Lakeview man was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail Saturday after being charged with failing to reveal to his partner that he had HIV when he knew he had the virus, prosecutors said. Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of Oakdale Avenue,...
  • TBT: Ebola fears parallel early days of HIV/AIDS

    TBT: Ebola fears parallel early days of HIV/AIDS
    Some experts have been comparing today's fear of Ebola to early days of AIDS in the United States, and the newspaper clips from the early 1980s are there to show it. This clip from The Washington Post is one example.  "A man with AIDS shows up for...
  • Why we link Ebola to fictional stories like 'Contagion'

    Why we link Ebola to fictional stories like 'Contagion'
    "Health officials struggle to control the media narrative about Ebola," read a headline in the Washington, D.C., publication The Hill a few days ago. The words were atop an article arguing that careful Obama administration pronouncements about the limited...