Medical marijuana advances again at North Carolina SenateFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Marijuana legalization in North Carolina for medical purposes is advancing again within the state Senate, less than a year after a very similar measure setting a structure for its sale and consumption passed the chamber by a wide margin.
FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay menJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.
Tennessee cuts HIV program with Planned Parenthood tiesJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee health officials attempted to oust Planned Parenthood from a program designed to prevent and treat HIV before eventually deciding to forgo federal funding for the program, despite warnings that doing so will have a devastating impact on marginalized communities, documents show.
West Virginia receiving $1.2 million for HIV preventionFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting more than $1.2 million in federal grants to address HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.
The opioid epidemic killed more than 1,437 West Virginians from September 2020 to September 2021, U.S.
Pope honors Catholic priests, nuns who cared for HIV victimsNovember 15, 2021 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has paid tribute to Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople who helped care for people with HIV and AIDS during the early period of the epidemic in the U.S. “at great risk to their profession and reputation.”
Activist Shawn Lang, former leader at AIDS Connecticut, diesOctober 19, 2021 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.
Harvard honors Elton John for efforts to fight HIV, AIDSNovember 7, 2017 GMT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Elton John has been honored at Harvard University for his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS...