Arizona governor signs repeal of HIV/AIDS instruction law

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:30

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."The move was intended to end a discrimination lawsuit filed by LGBTQ groups.Gov. Doug Ducey's signature came less than an hour after the state Senate approved ...

Amid HIV concerns, Georgia legalizes needle exchanges

Health 04/04/19, 11:52

Injection drug users in Georgia will be able to legally swap out used syringes for sterile ones under a bill the governor has signed into law.The law legalizing programs that provide clean needles is aimed at preventing the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases.A national HIV and AIDS research ...

London man is 2nd patient to be free of HIV after transplant

U.S. 03/05/19, 10:56

A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and still free of HIV. ...

HIV shelter outside Panama City readies for papal visit

Health 01/25/19, 00:12

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."My world came crashing down," ...

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