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HIV - AIDS

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  • 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...
  • Local hospice helps keep fellow workers on the job in Tanzania

    Local hospice helps keep fellow workers on the job in Tanzania
    In the mid-2000s workers at Gilchrist Hospice Care had raised about $5,000 for some counterparts in Tanzania to give their overwhelmed center a boost. But when U.S. government aid ran out in 2011 for Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital palliative-care program,...
  • 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...
  • Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

    Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science. From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics...
  • Jessica Alba, Jennifer Meyer host jewelry event to benefit AIDS charity

    Jessica Alba, Jennifer Meyer host jewelry event to benefit AIDS charity
    Valentine’s Day came early to L.A.’s Sunset Tower on Tuesday night, where Jessica Alba and jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer hosted a dinner to celebrate their collaboration on two sweetheart necklaces with proceeds to benefit the RED project&...
  • Florida court considers definition of sexual intercourse in HIV case

    Florida court considers definition of sexual intercourse in HIV case
    TALLAHASSEE — What does "sexual intercourse" mean in Florida? The state's Supreme Court justices are pondering the question in a case that threatens to weaken a 1986 law requiring HIV-positive people to reveal their infection before having...
  • Florida's sheriffs object to new bill to make pot available to patients

    Florida's sheriffs object to new bill to make pot available to patients
    After helping defeat a November ballot measure that would have legalized medical marijuana, Florida's sheriffs said Tuesday they also object to a Republican lawmaker's attempt to make pot available to patients. The Florida Sheriffs Association,...
  • Remember political correctness? It's back, frothing at the mouth and at hurricane force

    I have a distinct memory, dating back to 1989 or so, of sitting around with my college dorm mates talking about a new term that was popping up everywhere: "political correctness." Although the designation had been floating around radical circles of...
  • Does Florida need a new definition for 'sexual intercourse'?

    Does Florida need a new definition for 'sexual intercourse'?
      Does Florida need a new definition for sexual intercourse? Attorneys for Gary Debaun, a Monroe County resident who ran afould with laws affecting HIV-infected people, apparently think so. They’ve asked the Florida Supreme Court to weigh-in....