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US pediatricians group reverses decades-old ban on breastfeeding for those with HIV

May. 20, 2024 05:25 AM 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...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 29, 2024 07:27 AM EST

Kingsport Times News. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Tennessee falling behind on road projects Some states issue bonds to fund highway projects, but Tennessee isn’t among them. Tennessee hasn’t borrowed money for roadwork for 45 years, and while its pay-as-you-go...

HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, known for her inspirational talks as a young child, dies at 39

Feb. 22, 2024 21:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with, has died. She was 39. Broadbent's father announced on Facebook that she...