TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Dr. John Bartlett, a widely respected infectious disease specialist who played a role in the growth of Baltimore's nationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, has died. He was...
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The city of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Harbor Homes, Inc., are getting more than $1.9 million in federal funds to help 45 low-income people living with HIV and AIDS and their...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a court will allow a doctor with HIV and AIDS to remain in police custody for two more days to determine whether he knowingly spread HIV to over 150...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor quickly signed a bill Thursday repealing a 1991 state law that had barred HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle."
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward repealing a 1991 law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle," a move prompted by the filing...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a move by Arizona lawmakers to repeal a law barring HIV education that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle." (all times local):
PHOENIX (AP) — LGBT groups sued Arizona Thursday asking a federal judge to strike down a state law prohibiting HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle."
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House has overwhelmingly passed a proposal that would legalize programs giving drug users clean needles in exchange for used ones.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Like many others from his poor, indigenous region of Panama, Raul Tugri left for the capital years ago in search of opportunities. He found work at a supermarket, but alcohol abuse sent his life into a tailspin and four years ago he was diagnosed with HIV.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is confirming Pope Francis will travel to Panama in January for the Catholic Church's big youth rally, and says he'll also spend time there with juvenile delinquents and people suffering from AIDS.
History's first Latin American pope will be making his first visit to Central America, though he has been to Mexico, Cuba and several countries in South America.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three survivors of a supposed HIV treatment program run by Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh featuring what he called an herbal remedy "cure" filed a lawsuit Thursday against him, claiming they suffered under the forced regimen.
This is the first time Jammeh has been sued in a Gambian court over alleged abuses during his 22-year rule of this tiny West African nation, the advocacy group AIDS-Free World said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of superheroes and drag queens have descended upon Roger Williams Park in Providence to raise money to fight AIDS.
DALLAS (AP) — Federal regulators have determined that mismanagement of a Dallas County health agency jeopardized the funding for services critical to thousands of HIV and AIDS patients.
Inspectors found numerous areas of concern within a division of Dallas County Health and Human Services that oversees the disbursement of some $17 million in federal money to various nonprofits that provide services to the patients.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is receiving more than $6.7 million in federal grants to help low-income residents with HIV and AIDS.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth say the funds from the Department of Health and Human Services are intended to provide support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. The care will extend beyond essential medical services, and is aimed at improving overall medical outcomes.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A common misconception about HIV and AIDS in Memphis is that it primarily affects gay men, men sleeping with men, or people who use drugs.
But, there's at least one person in the city working to change the conversation with a firsthand view of the situation.
Born in South Memphis and a 1998 graduate of Whitehaven High School, LaDeia McNeal grew up in a family of four.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois county is providing a daily pill that can help prevent infection for people at risk of HIV.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of nearly 40 advocacy groups said Wednesday they're concerned about the Trump administration's commitment to the global fight against AIDS so they're urging senior members of Congress to make sure money for key prevention programs isn't cut back.
The groups wrote in a letter sent to Wednesday to congressional leaders that they have "profound concern" about the direction the Trump administration appears to be taking in the response to AIDS.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Elton John has been honored at Harvard University for his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS.
The 70-year-old singer was awarded the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Monday. Previous winners include former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Secretaries General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Javier Perez de Cuellar.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John will receive an award from Harvard University next month for his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced Tuesday that the 70-year-old singer will be awarded the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award on Nov. 6. Previous winners include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Secretaries General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, Boutrous-Boutrous Ghali and Javier Perez de Quellar.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Diagnosed with HIV more than a quarter of a century ago, a man reclines comfortably at MAO Dental Clinic while getting his teeth cleaned.
Hands folded and head tilted back, the 49-year-old patient has never felt more at ease than he does at the McGehee Road clinic. Opened for those with HIV and AIDS, it is an expansion of services offered through Medical Advocacy and Outreach (formerly Medical AIDS Outreach).
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is receiving $14.8 million in federal grants to provide treatment to low-income people with HIV.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the grants from the Department of Health and Human Services. They say the money will go to the Chicago Department of Public Health to improve access to high-quality, community-based care.
In a statement, Duckworth says there's been progress made in combatting HIV and AIDS and it's important that progress continues.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing it of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.
According to a federal lawsuit in 2014, three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation said the company paid employees and patients kickbacks for patient referrals. Employees were paid $100 for referring patients with positive tests to its clinics and pharmacies.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie compared the state's opioid addiction crisis to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the 1980s during an event in Atlantic City.
"There's a lot of similarities," he said. "People who are in denial about the lives that are being lost; certain value judgments that are being placed upon the conduct of people who then get this disease."
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As millions of South African students return to school after the holidays, 10-year-old Tumi Tlebjane is making the journey for the first time. On Wednesday, he started studies at a Johannesburg school for students with special learning needs. His grandmother, 64-year-old Helen Tlebjane, helped him prepare at Nkosi's Haven, a shelter that cares for people affected by HIV and AIDS. South Africa leads the world in HIV infections and is estimated to have well over one million AIDS orphans. Helen became Tumi's guardian after his mother died when he was 5. The boy has lung and heart ailments and is half the size of most children his age. He set off in the smallest uniform available for school, where he will learn life skills, music, drama and more.
CAIRO (AP) — In his bedroom, there's a drawer full of his medications — along with CDs of a popular Egyptian Muslim preacher. On the walls of the home are two paintings by his father. They've had a strained relationship. He opens an album and shows pictures of his mother.
His mother supported him after she discovered he was HIV positive. When the doctor initially refused to treat him, she threatened to sue him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new effort to fight HIV and AIDS.
The HIV rate in the nation's capital has declined dramatically in recent years, but it's still considered an epidemic. The city has more than 16,000 people, or 2.5 percent of the population, living with HIV.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a recording contract more than 15 years ago at her charity's annual black-tie event.
Music mogul Clive Davis will receive the humanitarian award at the 13th annual Black Ball on Oct. 19 in New York. The event is an extension of Keys' charity, Keep a Child Alive, which launched in 2003 and supports HIV and AIDS victims in Africa and India.
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and president of the Black AIDS Institute will receive the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders' 2016 Spirit of Justice Award.
Phill Wilson was an early voice on HIV in the black community. His activism began when he and his partner were diagnosed with HIV in the early 1980s. He became the AIDS coordinator for the city of Los Angeles.
Wilson has also been involved in national and international research efforts, coordinating the...
WILLOW RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Flooding from severe weather this week has canceled a camp for children with HIV and AIDS in eastern Minnesota.
About 70 campers from around the country were expected at Camp Heartland in Pine County for a weeklong getaway. But the Kettle River has flooded the only access road to the camp.
One Heartland Center in Willow River hosts camps during the summer for children and young people, including youth identifying as LGBT and those living...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has taken a nearly instant HIV test as part of his campaign to raise awareness about the virus.
The results of the simple finger-prick test were negative and Harry seemed relieved to find that he was not infected with the virus. Harry admitted before the test that he was nervous.
The test at a sexual health clinic in London was filmed and broadcast Thursday. It takes only a few seconds and a small amount of blood for the test...