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In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV. Stigma remains high in rural areas

Jun. 16, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

BUSHBUCKRIDGE, South Africa (AP) — The walls of Shadrack Mashabane’s hut in the rural South African town of Bushbuckridge are covered with traditional fabrics, with a small window the only source of light. What stands out among the herbs and medicines in glass bottles is a white box containing...

Demi Moore, Cher and more stars raise money for AIDS research at amfAR gala near Cannes

May. 24, 2024 02:35 AM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Some of the biggest stars in the French Rivera for the Cannes Film Festival made appearances at the 30th annual amfAR gala to raise money for AIDS research. Demi Moore, whose film “The Substance” caused a stir at Cannes, hosted this year's gala, a role...

US pediatricians reverse decades-old advice against HIV-positive mothers breastfeeding

May. 20, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

People with HIV can breastfeed their babies, as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS, a top U.S. pediatricians’ group said Monday in a sharp policy change. The new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics reverses...

'Vampire facials' were linked to cases of HIV. Here's what to know about the beauty treatment

Apr. 29, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

Three women were diagnosed with HIV after getting “vampire facial” procedures at an unlicensed New Mexico medical spa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report last week, marking the first documented cases of people contracting the virus through cosmetic services using...

CDC says it's identified 1st documented cases of HIV transmitted through cosmetic needles

Apr. 29, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women who were diagnosed with HIV after getting “vampire facial” procedures at an unlicensed New Mexico medical spa are believed to be the first documented cases of people contracting the virus through a cosmetic procedure using needles, federal health officials...

Today in History: April 8, Hank Aaron hits 715th homer, breaking Babe Ruth’s career record

Apr. 08, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 8, the 99th day of 2024. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles...

Bill Clinton reflects on post-White House years in the upcoming memoir 'Citizen'

Apr. 04, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton has a memoir coming out this fall about his years since leaving public office in 2001. “Citizen: My Life After the White House” will cover everything from the presidential campaigns of his wife, Hillary Clinton, to his views on events ranging from...

The pioneer of America's embattled global HIV program recalls the hope after years of despair

Apr. 01, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through his office window at what was then one of Africa's few modern clinics dealing with HIV and AIDS, the man who now oversees the United States' threatened global AIDS effort used to hear the sound of taxis pulling up throughout the day. If he turned his head...

Being HIV-positive will no longer automatically disqualify police candidates in Tennessee city

Mar. 27, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Having HIV will no longer automatically disqualify someone from serving as a Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer, the Tennessee city agreed in a legal settlement on Friday. The agreement settles a federal discrimination lawsuit filed last year by a former...