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

Jan. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EST

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: ___ Experts say Viagra isn’t a known...

FACT FOCUS: Washington state isn't changing quarantine rules

Jan. 12, 2022 17:50 PM EST

A routine meeting of the Washington State Board of Health on Wednesday became the topic of a nationwide misinformation campaign this week as social media users, political hopefuls and conservative pundits spun bogus claims that the meeting would include a vote to force unvaccinated residents into...

Report: US health institute probing Arizona primate center

Dec. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is investigating a University of Washington primate facility in Arizona after a Phoenix newspaper reported finding widespread disease with the potential to compromise science at one of the nation’s largest facilities for breeding pigtailed...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Dec. 14, 2021 14:08 PM EST

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Dec. 10, 2021. Editorial: Keep partisanship out of school board races Among all of the wrong-headed pieces of legislation concocted by the extreme partisan wing of the Indiana General Assembly’s ruling Republican Party, it is hard to label...

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

Dec. 10, 2021 13:49 PM EST

COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause immunodeficiency syndrome CLAIM: COVID-19 vaccines are causing a new illness called “VAIDS,” short for vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. THE FACTS: VAIDS is not a real condition, nor do COVID-19 vaccines cause a syndrome...

Decades-old AIDS ministry in Georgia is changing its mission

Dec. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of the area’s oldest organizations dedicated to serving people with HIV is changing its mission, 40 years since the first U.S. case. St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta was founded more than three decades ago when AIDS, the disease caused by...

Brazil's Bolsonaro investigated for linking vaccine and AIDS

Dec. 03, 2021 19:54 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A justice of Brazil’s top court ordered on Friday that President Jair Bolsonaro be investigated for comments linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS — an assertion rejected by doctors and scientists. Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes...

Biden says HIV/AIDS strategy needs to confront inequity

Dec. 01, 2021 20:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his new HIV/AIDS strategy to end the more than 40-year-old epidemic, calling for a renewed focus on vulnerable Americans — including gay and bisexual Black and Latino men, who his administration says are too often stigmatized...

Fauci says COVID diverted resources from fighting AIDS

Nov. 30, 2021 23:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Tuesday the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted scientific and financial resources from the fight against AIDS, seriously impeding global efforts to achieve the U.N. goal of ending AIDS by 2030. ...

West Virginia group offers funds for rural health outreach

Nov. 19, 2021 17:33 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Friday that it is offering $1 million in grants to boost COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts and address HIV and other health issues in the state's most rural and at-risk communities. The Community...