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  • Savage Love: Your Sister's Keeper

    Savage Love: Your Sister's Keeper
    Two years ago, I found a letter in my sister's car informing her that the blood she gave during a charity blood drive had tested positive for HIV. I didn't say anything to her at the time, because it was a really bad time, I wasn't supposed to find out, and I didn't know what to say. In the time since, there were a couple times that it sounded like she came close to telling me, but never did. I worry she never will. She has also recently had some health complications that raise concern about how well she's taking care of herself, and I am concerned that she's missing out on treatment that she should be receiving out of fear that someone in our family might find out. (As an added complication, our family is a bunch of judgmental religious immigrant types.)
  • GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations

    GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations
    Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected. The April 28 forum, hosted by the...

    READER SUBMITTED: Eastern To Present Nicholas Lawson With Honorary Degree At Commencement

    Eastern Connecticut State University has announced that Nicholas Lawson, director of field human resources for Doctors without Borders/"Mdecins sans Frontires" (MSF), will be receiving an honorary degree from the University at its 124rd Commencement...

    Top L.A. County public health official announces he's retiring

    Top L.A. County public health official announces he's retiring
    The head of Los Angeles County's public health department has announced his intention to retire. In a letter sent to department employees Thursday, department director Jonathan Fielding wrote, "After considerable thought, I have decided to leave...

    Should prisoners get expensive hepatitis C drugs?

    WASHINGTON If used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs might prevent their use in prisons, which house as many as one-third of those...