(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among black people in the United States.
FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present an “original Youtheatre Premier” of local playwright Gregory Stieber’s “The Kid From Kokomo: The Ryan White Story,” Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 at Parkview Physician’s Arts Lab Black Box Theatre, at the Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St. In 1985 Hoosier middle schooler […]
(GIN)–Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi Arabia also had a bone to pick with […]
By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH In 2002, Hollywood released “Barbershop,” a comedy set in the ‘hood that showed all of the inside jokes, commentary and exchanges that happen in barbershops all over the country. But, what this film failed to show is some of the dangers and health risks that also come from some […]
By Linda Villarosa Special to NNPA from The Black AIDS Institute MELBOURNE, Australia—Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease, along with their baby. “That left me with my daughter who was four,” said Watiti, a Ugandan physician. He spoke on […]
(GIN)—The AIDS activist community shared a moment of silence this week in remembrance of the six leaders in AIDS research who perished recently in an aircraft explosion. Among the dead was Joep Lange, a leading expert in the field of medicinal AIDS therapy and once called “the father of AIDS research” in developing countries. Former […]
Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system US researchers have revealed another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early treatment. Antiretroviral drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth. The unidentified nine-month-old […]