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Pence's Handling of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny

Pence's Handling of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny

By Rick Callahan and Tom Davies | Feb 28
President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor.

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit  Town Rebounds. but Nation Slow to Heed Lessons

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit Town Rebounds. but Nation Slow to Heed Lessons

By Laura Ungar | Feb 25
The CDC deemed 220 U.S. counties vulnerable to HIV outbreaks because of overdose death rates, the volume of prescription opioid sales and other statistics tied to injecting drugs.

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

By Rachel La Corte | Feb 24
Washington state health officials want to change a rarely used law that makes it a felony to intentionally expose a sexual partner to HIV, saying the current penalties don't have an impact on reducing transmissions or improving public health.

Online Extra: Gilead loses PrEP patent battle

Online Extra: Gilead loses PrEP patent battle

Feb 16
A federal patent appeals board has refused a request from Gilead Sciences Inc. to invalidate two patents the Department of Health and Human Services claims to hold on the use of medications for PrEP.

Study is Halted as HIV Vaccine Fails Test in South Africa

Study is Halted as HIV Vaccine Fails Test in South Africa

Feb 4
The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study.

Reports: British HIV Rates Plummet Steeply Since 2014

Reports: British HIV Rates Plummet Steeply Since 2014

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21
A new report from a government agency reveals that HIV rates in the United Kingdom have plummeted sharply - more than 70%, in fact - thanks to an all-out effort including testing, PrEP, needle exchanges, and other strategies.

Facebook Under Fire for 'Misleading' Ads About PReP

Facebook Under Fire for 'Misleading' Ads About PReP

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 31
Law firms looking for participants in a class action lawsuit stand accused of flooding social media platforms Facebook and Instagram with "misleading" ads that mischaracterize side effects of the PReP medication Truvada.

Pakistan Study Blames HIV Outbreak in Kids on Bad Healthcare

Pakistan Study Blames HIV Outbreak in Kids on Bad Healthcare

By Kathy Gannon | Dec 20
A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday.

Dental Patients Advised to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

Dental Patients Advised to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

Dec 18
Some patients treated by a Tennessee dentist have been advised to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Dec 7
The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.

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