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  • 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 …


  • 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.”


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

    A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2 1/2 and has been …


  • FDA approves first rapid, take home HIV test

    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their …


  • FDA favors first drug for HIV prevention

    WASHINGTON — Federal drug regulators today affirmed landmark study results showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill can also help healthy people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the …


  • Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women

    Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against …


  • Amy Dreps

    The North Idaho AIDS Coalition recently received one of the largest grants in the nonprofit organization’s history, a $72,000 award through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program that’s likely to be …


  • Face Time: North Idaho AIDS Coalition gets large grant

    The North Idaho AIDS Coalition recently received one of the largest grants in the nonprofit organization’s history, a $72,000 award through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program that’s likely to be …


  • HIV-positive teen accused of assault

    A Spokane Valley teenager with HIV was arrested on assault charges Tuesday, accused of having unprotected sex with two girls.


  • Ban on blood from gay men questioned

    Men who have sex with men are not permitted to donate blood in the United States, Canada and many other countries. This ban was designed to stop the spread of …


  • Harvard scholarship winner to speak

    A young woman who rose from teenage homelessness to a Harvard scholarship will speak at the annual Women Helping Women Fund lunch on May 10.


  • Amateurs face crowds to help kids with HIV

    “Well, I sent you a tie clasp, but that was last July … you ain’t never cut a record and you ain’t no friend of mine.” As soon as the …


  • New HIV infections declining, health agencies say

    It is estimated that the number of new HIV infections each year has declined about 17 percent since 2000, but for every five people infected, only two begin treatment, according …


  • AIDS is top killer of women, WHO says

    GENEVA – In its first study of women’s health around the globe, the World Health Organization said Monday that the AIDS virus is the leading cause of death and disease …


  • AIDS vaccine’s success marginal

    Fresh results from the world’s first successful test of an experimental AIDS vaccine confirm that it is only marginally effective and suggest that its protection against HIV infection may wane …


  • Trial vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

    For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists …


  • S. Africa testing AIDS vaccine

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa launched a high-profile trial of an AIDS vaccine created by its own researchers Monday, a proud moment in a nation where government denial, …

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