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HIV - AIDS

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  • Miley Cyrus dishes on Viva Glam campaign

    Miley Cyrus dishes on Viva Glam campaign
    Miley Cyrus sank onto a stool and asked permission to kick off her MM6 Margiela wedge sandals and get comfortable. “Let it all hang out … not literally,” I said, as we settled in to chat about her new role as MAC Cosmetics’ Viva...
  • 'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

    'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis
    Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter. They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes. The...
  • HIV trial fails as many women decide not to take medicine, study shows

    An analysis in this week's New England Journal of Medicine showed that a major HIV prevention trial in Africa overseen by a Pittsburgh network failed because most women did not take the drugs they were given, and then lied about it. The bulk of the...
  • Smartphone accessory can detect HIV and syphilis

    Smartphone accessory can detect HIV and syphilis
    A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers. The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. It's the first smartphone...
  • CDC report: For HIV-infected people, the gap in death rates for blacks and whites is narrowing

    For many years, black Americans infected with the AIDS virus have died at much higher rates than whites. But the gap appears to be closing. A new report says the death rate for blacks with HIV dropped 28 percent over five years. The rate also fell,...
  • HIV becoming less deadly for African Americans

    Death rates of African Americans living with HIV dropped 28% between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, black people with HIV were 1.5 times more likely to die in 2012 than white people...
  • Baltimore to share in $10 million investment in HIV research and care

    Baltimore to share in $10 million investment in HIV research and care
    A health care company called ViiV Healthcare, formed by the pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, said this week that it would launch a four-year $10 million initiative in Baltimore and Jackson, Miss., to increase access to HIV treatment and...
  • Church, sorority mark World AIDS Day

    St. Mark AME Zion Church in East Chicago opened the doors Monday for the 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Gospel Explosion. A Chicago-based dance company, “Praize Productions,” joined a host of other performers. “We use the arts to uplift 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...
  • Turning illness into a friend

    To the editor: "Friendly" (the term given by Judi Kaufman to her brain tumor), meet "My Friend," which is what I call my HIV virus after being diagnosed last September. ("Brain cancer takes a toll, but unlocks her creativity," Jan. 14) Kaufman's...
  • Man to face trial in sexual assault during massage

    Man to face trial in sexual assault during massage
    An HIV-positive masseur charged with sexually assaulting a man during a massage at a parlor in west Bethlehem will face trial in Lehigh County Court. Christopher Atanazy of Allentown gave up his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District...