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Hospital asks patients to get tested for HIV and other blood-born diseases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco hospital has asked nearly 200 patients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases after it failed to properly sterilize equipment. The San Francisco Chronicle reports […]

03/31/2014

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

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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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What you should look for before seeing a dentist

(AP) — Health officials in Oklahoma are calling an oral surgeon who used dirty equipment and risked cross-contamination a “menace to public health” and are urging thousands of his patients to seek medical screenings for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

03/29/2013

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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

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

Measure B: monitoring the adult film industry

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County voters will be asked today if adult film actors should be required to wear condoms under Measure B, the “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act.” If […]

11/06/2012

Man and doctor convinced cure of HIV is real

ST. LOUIS (AP) – More than five years after a radical treatment, both Timothy Ray Brown and his German doctor are convinced he is cured of HIV. Brown and Dr. Gero Hutter made their first-ever […]

09/12/2012

Pediatricians: Circumcision pluses outweigh risks

CHICAGO (AP) – The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its latest policy statement on circumcision, […]

08/27/2012

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