AIDS

In this July 22, 2014 photo, AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves walks outside Grand Central Terminal during a photo session, in New York. In the early 1990s, Gonsalves traveled to Washington to confront, provoke and challenge officials at the Food and Drug Administration. A quarter century later, he still travels to Washington, but with a very different agenda: to defend the FDA. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Gonsalves was part of the confrontational group Act Up, which staged protests […]

08/11/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, shakes hands with Magic Johnson as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NBA’s Silver rebukes Sterling over Johnson remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has issued a new rebuke to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his comments about Magic Johnson in an interview. Sterling repeatedly disparages Magic Johnson’s HIV […]

05/13/2014

In this undated image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005, Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial.  (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case […]

03/05/2014

Electron microscope image shows an H9 T cell, colored in blue, infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), yellow. (AP Photo/NIAID)

HIV-like virus suppressed in monkey experiment

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors may one day be able to control a patient’s HIV infection in a new way: injecting swarms of germ-fighting antibodies, two new studies suggest. In monkeys, that strategy sharply reduced […]

10/30/2013

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Bill would allow faster HIV testing for infants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Infants in California’s child welfare system could be tested and treated sooner for HIV under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. A measure from Democratic Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell of […]

05/06/2013

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Latest HIV vaccine doesn’t work; gov’t halts study

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government halted a large U.S. study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots aren’t preventing HIV infection.

04/25/2013

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Some South African Catholics want reforms from new pope

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some South African Catholics say they hope a new pope will reform their church to allow them to help prevent the spread of AIDS, deal with pregnancies resulting from rape, and think about allowing priests to marry.

03/12/2013

Mortality-test

Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue

CHICAGO (AP) — Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? If you’re over 50, a new mortality index can give you a clue.

03/05/2013

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

WASHINGTON (AP) — A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

03/04/2013

C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop, ex-surgeon general, dies in NH

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation’s surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

02/25/2013

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