Stories tagged: AIDS
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 …
Sat., July 15, 2017
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 …
Sat., June 17, 2017
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!
Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. National forests, Feb. 18, 1906
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
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.
Tue., June 21, 2016
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.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
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 …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
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 …
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
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 …
Tue., June 25, 2013
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 …
Sun., May 19, 2013
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 …
Sun., May 19, 2013
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.”
Thu., April 25, 2013
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 …
Sun., March 3, 2013, 4:04 p.m.
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 …
Tue., July 3, 2012, 10:15 a.m.
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 …
Tue., May 8, 2012, 9:47 a.m.
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 …