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For HIV-positive community, CDC ruling means a new step in regaining lives

Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged what years of research has shown: HIV-positive people in treatment who have an undetectable amount of the virus in their …


HUD awards $4.9 million for housing for people with HIV/AIDS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $4.9 million in grants to help low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. JFK assassination, Nov 27, 1963


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:05 a.m.

Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines – more evidence that early treatment can …


Froma Harrop: U.S. addicted to abusive drug pricing

Consider what got Martin Shkreli in trouble with the law. Shrkeli is the infamous “pharma bro” who bought patents to lifesaving drugs then hiked their prices to obscene levels. In …


Shuffield: History reminds us why LGBT community celebrates

We learned how to fight, for our strength has been born in the trenches, our determination hardened by resistance, our love ignited by a hate!


Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel

Creating new HIV prevention tools for women has proven frustratingly slow and researchers have found another hurdle: bacteria in the reproductive tract.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

As Spokane AIDS Network closes its doors, clients and staff remember years of community, support

The Spokane AIDS Network, which began as a grassroots mutual aid project among gay men in 1987, closed its doors in March, shifting all clients to the Spokane Regional Health …


88-year-old woman stops rape by claiming to be HIV-positive

An 88-year-old Pennsylvania woman says she talked an attacker out of raping her by lying to him that she was HIV-positive.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. National forests, Feb. 18, 1906


Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

A human rights group says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access …


Apple wants everyone seeing RED for World AIDS Day

Apple fans, get ready to see red: Apple is using its ubiquitous presence to raise awareness and money for the AIDS awareness campaign Red on World AIDS Day.


Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up

The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic.


Fourth-largest city in Russia has HIV epidemic, official says

Russian health officials say one in 50 people in Russia’s fourth-largest city are infected with the HIV virus.


Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years.


Opinions from past add perspective

Topics included gas-guzzlers and fuel efficiency, workplace discrimination based on AIDS, and a violation of the state open meeting law.


Why gay men still can’t donate blood

NEW YORK – In the aftermath of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and injured 53, blood centers were overwhelmed with people who wanted …


Newport woman, 89, going to Malawi for three-month mission

Ruth Calkins is traveling to Malawi in May to start a craft program for teenage girls with AIDS and their mothers and caregivers. She’s bringing her dachshund Max and bags …


Trump rallies highlight divisions

CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …


Hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

Officials at a southern New Jersey hospital have notified 213 patients they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of drug tampering that may have …


1 in 2 black gay men in U.S. will be diagnosed with HIV, CDC says

About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.


Anti-AIDS vaginal ring partially protects women, study finds

Women who inserted a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month were partially protected against HIV infection, researchers said Monday as they released long-awaited results from two …


Charlie Sheen‘s HIV disclosure had big online impact: Study

A new study looks at the public health impact of actor Charlie Sheen’s disclosure that he has the virus that causes AIDS.


Johns Hopkins approved for HIV-positive organ transplants

Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.


Garrett selected to ‘POZ 100’

Mark Garrett, a peer advocate at the Spokane AIDS Network, has been named to the “POZ 100,” a compilation of “unsung heroes” in the fight against AIDS. The magazine released …


Former model, Playboy playmate raises HIV awareness

Before she ever stood in front of a group of college students, waving condoms in the air and telling stories about adult diapers, Miss September 1986 came out as a …


Take this moment to learn about HIV

Every 9.5 minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV. As scary as that sounds, the good news is that the rate of new infections is no longer …


A matter of survival: An aging population continues living with HIV

Mark Garrett is alive, which, among his group of friends from 25 years ago, puts him in the tiny minority. That Garrett is 58 and living with HIV puts him …


Health officials urge routine HIV testing up to age 64

“Have sex? Age is not a condom.” The message appears on posters featuring mature-looking models and another piece of advice: “Talk to your doctor about your sex life.”


Project to help feed shunned Zambians

A group of Gonzaga University students is relying on chickens to expand the school’s relationship with aid organizations in Zambia. Aubrey Weber, Joe Worthey, Max Bear and Jordan Madrid have …