HIV

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Jim Melwert
March 14, 2019 - 7:57 pm
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Harriton High School student takes home second-place in a national science and math competition along with a $175,000 prize. Samuel Weissman is 17 and about to graduate high school in three years. He got second place out of thousands of entries in the...
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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.
Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool
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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3,000 people may have been exposed to bloodborne infections at NJ surgery facility
CDC/Dr. Erskine Palmer
December 27, 2018 - 2:41 pm
By Julia Jones (CNN) — A surgery center is warning more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens if they had a procedure at its ambulatory in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, between January and September 2018. An investigation from the New Jersey Department of Health...
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Saturday is World AIDS Day, a time when the world unites in the fight against AIDS and supports those living with HIV. Local health care officials are taking a look at a recent uptick in new infections.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
November 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Saturday is World AIDS Day, a time when the world unites in the fight against AIDS and supports those living with HIV, and Philadelphia health care officials are taking a look at a recent uptick in new infections. "The numbers of people who were using drugs have been...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
November 26, 2018 - 11:09 am
By Marilyn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it...
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Kimberly Adams
November 10, 2018 - 9:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- People living with AIDS celebrated their survival and resilience with family and friends Saturday in Center City. "I just felt like this diseased pariah," said HIV survivor Gregg Cassin. He was telling a crowd of people how he felt receiving his diagnosis more than...
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Antionette Lee
October 21, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —Thousands of supporters joined together for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Philly along Martin Luther King Drive on Sunday. Fareed Hasan and his daughter Elizabeth Jefferson Johnson participate in the annual event each year in memory of someone close to their heart who died...
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In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills at her office in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
July 24, 2018 - 7:15 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. There were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill...
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