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HIV - AIDS

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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • AACC cancels Black History event over concerns about speaker's comments on homosexuality, HIV

    AACC cancels Black History event over concerns about speaker's comments on homosexuality, HIV
    Officials at Anne Arundel Community College have canceled a scheduled campus lecture by a controversial black educator after students raised concerns about his past comments on gay and lesbian identity and HIV. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist and...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Suit filed in South Florida claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

    Suit filed in South Florida claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M
    The nation's largest supplier of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in South Florida. Three former...
  • Suit: AIDS foundation scammed feds of $20M

    Suit: AIDS foundation scammed feds of $20M
    FORT LAUDERDALE — The nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in a $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Three former managers...
  • Indiana begins needle exchange in county with HIV outbreak

    Indiana begins needle exchange in county with HIV outbreak
    State and local health officials began a needle-exchange program Saturday in a southeastern Indiana county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases. Scott County's needle-exchange program was created through an...
  • Hopkins builds unit designed for Ebola patients

    Hopkins builds unit designed for Ebola patients
    Amid panic last fall over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States, Johns Hopkins Hospital began work on a unit designed to safely care for patients with the disease and other dangerous infections, a hospital official said. With the facility now...
  • Broward officials deal with 'gay plague' in '80s

    Broward officials deal with 'gay plague' in '80s
    The early '80s saw Broward County's governmental and medical officials wrestling with a mysterious and deadly affliction: AIDS. They initially bungled their response to the swift-moving disease, which by 1982 had already killed nearly 200 people...
  • UM institute wins $50 million grant to fight HIV in Zambia

    UM institute wins $50 million grant to fight HIV in Zambia
    The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $50 million grant to stop the transmission of HIV from mother to child in Zambia. The five-year grant comes from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS...
  • An old new way to combat HIV

    An old new way to combat HIV
    By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections...