Tag: aids

Health experts at major AIDS confab cite new infection surge

Health experts at major AIDS confab cite new infection surge

| July 20, 2016

(GIN)—A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts is settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is better survival rates thanks to life-saving medications. People living with HIV will be among the more than 18,000 attendees and will figure prominently in many of […]

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The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

| February 26, 2016

By Sheila Curry-Campbell NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049—Health Committee held the first in a series of three events. The Black Church and HIV “The Social Justice Imperative” was held on Monday, Feb. 15 at Parkview Field Lincoln Life Financial Event Center. NAACP Health Committee Chair Linda Brooks and Stephen L. Terry, senior pastor of […]

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Silent AIDS crisis in Kenya still taking lives

Silent AIDS crisis in Kenya still taking lives

| February 2, 2016

(GIN)—Africa appears to be registering lower AIDS infection rates around the continent but with some exceptions.  This week, a pediatric study found 19,000 children in Homa Bay county, Kenya, are infected with HIV. While HIV is rarely a page one story these days, the virus is particularly rampant in Kenya where one in every four […]

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In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)–The head of the Catholic Church, making a historic trip to three countries in Africa, stopped in Nairobi’s Kangemi “informal settlement”, one of the city’s 12 enormous slums where approximately 60 percent of the population resides. With no sewage system and limited electricity, about 200,000 people live in Kangemi under tin roofs, on steep slopes […]

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Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015

(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, […]

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I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

| February 3, 2015

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.

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Fort Wayne Youththeatre to present premier of ‘The Kid From Kokomo’

Fort Wayne Youththeatre to present premier of ‘The Kid From Kokomo’

| January 27, 2015

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 […]

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‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

| December 19, 2014

(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 […]

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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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