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HIV - AIDS

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  • In small study, aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba

    In small study, aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba
    A strain of HIV┬áthat progresses to full-blown AIDS within three years if left untreated has become “epidemic” among newly infected patients in Cuba who reported having unprotected sex with multiple partners, according to a study published this...
  • HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

    HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds
    Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests. The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as...
  • Third slate candidate Candida Affa enters Allentown Council race

     Third slate candidate Candida Affa enters Allentown Council race
    Candida Affa, owner of the local bar Candida's, has entered the race for Allentown City Council. Affa, who used to go by the last name Svirovsky, is a member of various governmental boards in Allentown and a long-time community organizer. She is a...
  • Funds for HIV/AIDS healthcare contracts reduced by L.A. County

    Funds for HIV/AIDS healthcare contracts reduced by L.A. County
    Los Angeles County officials cut back Tuesday on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal government's overhaul of healthcare. The move to cut $4 million from the...
  • Jennifer Aniston nails her role in 'Cake,' living with chronic pain

    Jennifer Aniston nails her role in 'Cake,' living with chronic pain
    More than two decades ago, Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for the movie “Philadelphia,” contributing to a national social movement to better the lives of people who are HIV positive. It was a timely movie for the country. I was the...
  • With more patients insured, county trims HIV medical care spending

    With more patients insured, county trims HIV medical care spending
    Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday cut back on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal healthcare overhaul. The move to cut $4 million from the contracts, paid for...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 10

    Events, screenings, tests and support groups around the county. EVENTS EXTENDED HOURS: Enroll Lake County! is offering extended hours on the final weekend of the enrollment period before the Feb. 15 deadline. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Flu shots, nasal spray Free seasonal flu shots and nasal spray are available by appointment at the health department's Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W. Glen Burnie 410-222-6633 and Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, 410-222-...
  • 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...