Latest HIV and AIDS News

Military college student sues armed forces over HIV policy

May. 05, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A military college student said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that armed services officials deemed him unfit for service because he tested positive for HIV. The 20-year-old student from Revere, Massachusetts, said in the complaint against state and federal military...

Indiana town sued by government, didn't hire man with HIV

Apr. 25, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The federal government is accusing a southern Indiana town of discriminating against a man with HIV who applied to become a police officer. The Justice Department said it filed a lawsuit Monday against Clarksville, Indiana. Clarksville police...

Atlanta: Spelman College taps Helene Gayle as next president

Apr. 25, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Spelman College, one of the nation's only two historically Black colleges for women, on Monday chose as its president an epidemiologist who spent decades fighting AIDS and HIV before becoming the leader of an international anti-poverty group. Trustees of the private...

Judge rules US military can't discharge HIV-positive troops

Apr. 10, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. service members who are HIV-positive cannot be discharged or barred from becoming an officer solely because they're infected with the virus, a federal judge in Virginia ruled. Advocates say it's one of the strongest rulings in years for people living with HIV. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 08, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video does not show staged bodies...

Elton John credits Ryan White's family with saving his life

Apr. 02, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elton John credits teenage AIDS victim Ryan White and his family with saving his life. The singer told the crowd at his concert at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday that spending time around White’s family caused him to make changes in his life....

US-backed group gets lifesaving meds to Ukrainians amid war

Mar. 27, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of patients in Ukraine are receiving lifesaving medicines to treat HIV and opioid addiction through a U.S.-funded group still operating despite the Russian invasion. Supplies are running short and making deliveries is a complicated calculus with unpredictable risks. ...

How will COVID end? Experts look to past epidemics for clues

Mar. 10, 2022 11:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world has seen a dramatic improvement in infections, hospitalizations and death rates in recent weeks, signaling the crisis appears to be winding down. But how will it end? Past epidemics may provide clues. The ends...

West Virginia groups awarded funds for rural health outreach

Mar. 03, 2022 07:39 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group on Thursday awarded grants to 16 groups to address HIV and other health issues and boost COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts in the state's most rural and at-risk communities. Five groups based in Kanawha County, three...

Living organ donors help spearhead legislative protection

Mar. 02, 2022 18:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kat Velkoff was in college when she made a decision that would save a life nearly a decade later. “I found out that you could be a kidney donor,” Velkoff said. “I just always knew that that was something I wanted to do.” Velkoff said...