| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:05 AM
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....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:14 PM
Anybody who's ever hung from the bars of a playground jungle gym knows it's easier to latch on with two arms instead of one.
The same might be said of immune system antibodies: The "Y" shaped proteins do a better job of clinging to invader viruses when...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:27 PM
Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.
Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it plans to change its blood donor policy recommendation to allow gay men to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact.
The FDA's proposed policy would replace its current stance,...
| Nov 30, 2014
Only 30 percent of Americans with HIV have the virus under control, according to "Vital Signs," a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It reported that two-thirds of the 1.2 million living with HIV in 2011 had not...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A consumer organization and an anonymous HIV/AIDS patient are suing Aetna in federal court, claiming the insurer discriminates against people with HIV/AIDS by requiring them to buy medications through the mail starting Jan. 1.
The plaintiffs say the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:44 PM
For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration.
Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:12 PM
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,...