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UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Vancouver’s CytoDyn prepares to market its HIV drug

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 …


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 …


Gay dating app Grindr to stop sharing HIV status

The gay dating app Grindr will stop sharing its users’ HIV status with analytics companies.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

CDC identified 2 small Montana counties as being at risk for HIV

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 …


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.


Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.


‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives.

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.


Georgia Rep. Price says HIV comments taken out of context

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.

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 …


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.


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 …


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.


New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa

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 …


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.


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 …


Longview hospital tests 200 patients in HIV, hepatitis exposure case

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 …


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 …


State claims surgery center reused syringes; chief physician disputes findings

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.

Spokane plastic surgery patients may have been infected

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 …


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.”