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