Stories tagged: HIV
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 5 p.m.
Testing positive for HIV was difficult enough. Getting forced out of the military by the Air Force because of the diagnosis proved even harder.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui received backlash in the scientific community when he announced the birth of twin girls whose genes he had edited. WSU scientist Lisette Maddison said his research …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
CytoDyn, the Vancouver biotechnology firm, intends to file with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take its HIV treatment to market, after spending roughly $150 million to development the …
Sun., June 24, 2018
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 …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
The gay dating app Grindr will stop sharing its users’ HIV status with analytics companies.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Of all the counties between Puget Sound and the Great Lakes, just two pop up on a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map as among the nation’s most …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
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.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
A historic moment is happening in the history of HIV: Medical authorities are publicly agreeing that people with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit the virus.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Georgia Rep. Betty Price says her comments on people with HIV that ignited a national firestorm were “taken completely out of context.”
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
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 …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
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.
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.
An 88-year-old Pennsylvania woman says she talked an attacker out of raping her by lying to him that she was HIV-positive.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
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.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 2 p.m.
A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Russian health officials say one in 50 people in Russia’s fourth-largest city are infected with the HIV virus.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7 a.m.
Officials at a Longview hospital say testing on nearly 200 patients believed to have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV at the facility has revealed that no one has contracted …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
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
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 …
Wed., Oct. 2, 2013
More than 400 patients of a Spokane surgery center are being advised by the state Health Department to get blood tests because of unsafe practices involving medicine and syringes at …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2013, 9:48 p.m.
A Spokane plastic surgery center reused syringes and medical vials, possibly endangering hundreds of patients, has been ordered by state health regulators to discontinue the unsafe practices, the state Health …