AIDS

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

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron urges AIDS action from world VIPs

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Film star Charlize Theron says the world’s business and political leaders need to do more in the fight to eradicate AIDS.

01/22/2013

Matthew McConaughey's extreme weight loss for movie role | VIDEO

Actor Matthew McConaughey is playing an electrician diagnosed with AIDS in “The Dallas Buyer’s Club.” Photos recently surfaced of his dangerous weight loss for the role, as reported in this ABC News segment.

11/12/2012

Benefits can flow both ways at celeb charity galas

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom will soon be filled with flowers, chiffon, fine china and crystal stemware for a starry black-tie ball costing couples as much as $20,000 to attend. Guests […]

10/18/2012

Ex-Peace Corps worker gets 15 years for sex abuse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A former Peace Corps volunteer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa. Jesse Osmun, of Milford, Conn., apologized to the […]

10/10/2012

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