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ACT-UP demonstration outside of the Bellevue Hotel in Center City Philadelphia in 1991.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The real test of Stonewall came 12 years after the celebrated protests, with a setback so profound it threatened to wipe out, not just the gains of the gay community, but the community itself. In 1981, gay men in New York and San Francisco began suffering from unusual...
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June is AIDS Education Month and Philadelphia Fight has organized a number of events designed to prevent HIV and get folks tested as the nonprofit celebrates 25 years of this monthlong event.
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Cherri Gregg
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — June is AIDS Education Month and Philadelphia Fight has organized a number of events designed to prevent HIV and get folks tested as the nonprofit celebrates 25 years of this monthlong event. "People are not going in to get treatment, people still lack access to care...
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Tashina Okorie
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Cherri Gregg
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — June is AIDS Education Month, and Philadelphia FIGHT has organized a number of events designed to prevent HIV and get folks tested. "People are not going in to get treatment. People still lack access to care," said Tashina Okorie the director of community health...
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May 10, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — Hundreds of thousands of uninsured people may soon have access to medication meant to curb the HIV epidemic. President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on Twitter that the administration has worked with biotechnology company...
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Buddakan was one of about 150 restaurants participating in Thursday's Dining Out For Life fund raiser.
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Pat Toddy
April 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a night of dining and donating in Philadelphia and the suburbs Thursday night. Hundreds of diners brought their cravings for dumplings and dim sum doughnuts — and their hunger to help — to Buddakan, in Philadelphia's historic district. It was one of about 150...
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In this image made from video provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nina Martinez of Atlanta is wheeled into a Baltimore operating room to become who is thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant living donor with HIV, on Monday, March 25, 2019.
Johns Hopkins Medicine via AP
March 28, 2019 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting...
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Martin Shkreli reportedly runs his pharmaceutical company from prison on a contraband smartphone.
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March 07, 2019 - 10:39 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- Martin Shkreli reportedly runs his pharmaceutical company from prison on a contraband smartphone. Shkreli continues to run the remains of the drug company that once earned him the title of most hated man in America, according to a story in the Wall Street...
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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle.
Manuel Valdes/AP Photo
March 04, 2019 - 8:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — 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...
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Reggie Batiste, program manager with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, administers a free HIV test as part of National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta.
David Goldman/AP Photo, File
February 28, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new government data show that progress against the disease stalled recently. After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV...
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President Donald Trump talks to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while leaving the House chamber after giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington.
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February 06, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing reporters ahead of Trump's...
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