Stories tagged: HIV
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 …
Tue., June 25, 2013
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 …