Tag: aids

This barbershop’s no joke

This barbershop’s no joke

| August 13, 2014

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 […]

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’

HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’

| August 4, 2014

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 […]

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Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

| July 23, 2014

(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 […]

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BBC News – Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby

BBC News – Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby

| March 6, 2014

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 […]

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Hopeful signs in the HIV/AIDS war

Hopeful signs in the HIV/AIDS war

| December 11, 2013

Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil teatime between expanding her brand and the 16 pills she has to take each day. But, that’s nothing compared to the 21 pills she was taking in her darkest days of battling full-blown AIDS.

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