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  • 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...
  • I-78 crash kills Upper Bucks AIDS activist Robert Burton

    I-78 crash kills Upper Bucks AIDS activist Robert Burton
    An Upper Bucks AIDS-awareness activist was killed early Tuesday on Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township when a tractor-trailer crashed into his stopped vehicle. Robert J. Burton, 52, of the 1100 block of Richlandtown Road in Richland Township was...
  • Repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic with Ebola

    Repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic with Ebola
    We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be repeating the mistakes of...
  • Greenbelt Hair Cuttery employee with HIV reinstated after being fired

    Greenbelt Hair Cuttery employee with HIV reinstated after being fired
    An assistant manager at a Greenbelt Hair Cuttery who was fired this summer after being diagnosed with HIV has been reinstated and paid restitution by the barbershop chain's parent company, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday. The ACLU...
  • Trade group lifts production hold on adult film industry

    Trade group lifts production hold on adult film industry
    A trade association for the adult film industry on Monday lifted a production hold that had been prompted by concerns that a performer had been exposed to HIV on an out-of-state film set. The Free Speech Coalition said tests revealed that the "performer...
  • Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus

    Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus
    In 1983, before the HIV virus was identified, a young woman in New Haven was diagnosed with an apparent case of AIDS. Carlotta Locklear was a commercial sex worker who was struggling with a heroin addiction and had an infant child. She was also the center...
  • Ebola's deadly past and future

    Ebola's deadly past and future
    Ebola is now part of our daily lives, inescapable in headlines and on TV, in conversations and nightmares. But it has been part of my life for 20 years, coming at me in the pages of a book titled "The Hot Zone" and then in the presence of the author...
  • Saving lives can mean facing death for health-care pros

    With a cough, everything changed. Carmelo Licitra was a physician treating a man ravaged by HIV. Then a coughing jag gripped the patient, drawing blood. Some of it splashed in Licitra's eyes. In an instant, the doctor swapped his white coat for...