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1 year 8 months ago

New HIV testing push

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. An independent panel that sets screening guidelines is proposing that Americans ages 15 to 64 get an HIV test at least once - not just people considered at high risk for...

3 years 7 months ago

Schools raise awareness on World AIDS Day

Today people in Southern Colorado and around the world are holding events to mark World AIDS Day. At Pueblo Community College, health workers educated students about the prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. They also offered free HIV testing. Here in Colorado, an estimated 11,000 people have been...

3 years 8 months ago

World AIDS Day is tomorrow

World AIDS Day will be observed tomorrow at Pine Creek High School at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Southern Colorado AIDS Project and the Eyes Wide Open Program at Pine Creek. The program will include local high school students, individuals and families impacted by AIDS....

4 years 4 months ago

UN says mother-child HIV can be eliminated by 2015

The United Nations says mother-to-child HIV transmission can be eliminated by 2015 if health programs receive increased investments as planned. Michel Sidibe, the head of UNAIDS, appealed to government and private donors to keep investing in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Michel D. Kazatchkine, the Global...

4 years 5 months ago

FDA flags heart risk with HIV drug combination

The Food and Drug Administration is warning about potential heart risks of combining two anti-HIV drugs. The agency says preliminary data suggest Roche's Invirase and Abbott Laboratories' Norvir can effect the electrical activity of the heart when used together. The FDA is reviewing data submitted by Roche on heart activity...

4 years 7 months ago

Recognizing progress and work to be done on AIDs

Activists, politicians and health officials are among those marking World AIDS day. In Beijing, dozens of official volunteers passed out AIDS leaflets while a small group of activists demanded more government recognition and help. The U.S. plans to give South Africa $120 million. President Jacob Zuma's goal is to...

4 years 8 months ago

Panel: No need for annual cervical tests

First it was mammograms--now it's Pap smears. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead of annually, say new guidelines that conclude that's enough to catch slow-growing cervical cancer. The change by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists comes amid a...

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