Stories tagged: hiv
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Forty percent of U.S. adults have been tested for HIV, and fewer than one-fifth of the people at high risk for developing the infection are receiving the medication that prevents …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
This Saturday, SAN and the Spokane Regional Health District will host the 2019 Spokane AIDS Walk and Strength for the Journey BBQ. It’s an important time to share our commitment, …
Tue., June 11, 2019
Doctors should offer a daily HIV prevention pill to healthy people who are at high risk of getting infected with the virus, an influential health care panel recommended Tuesday.
Fri., June 7, 2019
HIV remains one of the world’s greatest public health challenges – 5,000 people are newly infected every day. And yet there’s hope.
Wed., June 5, 2019
Ethiopian adoptees in Nine Mile Falls learn their birth mother who has cancer, HIV is improbably alive
Adesalem and Kella Jelinek believed for years that their mother, who gave them up after contracting HIV and being diagnosed with uterine cancer, had died. Then, this spring, a nonprofit …
Mon., June 3, 2019
People with a DNA mutation that reduces their chance of HIV infection may die sooner, according to a study that suggests tinkering with a gene to try to fix one …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
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
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
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
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
The gay dating app Grindr will stop sharing its users’ HIV status with analytics companies.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Russian health officials say one in 50 people in Russia’s fourth-largest city are infected with the HIV virus.
Mon., June 13, 2016
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
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
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
About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.