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1 year 9 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...

2 years 6 months ago

Women over 40 most at risk for AIDS

New numbers out tonight from the Southern Colorado AIDS Project show the face of HIV/AIDS is changing. Historicaly associated with gay men and IV drug users, experts say now it is women over the age of 40 who are most affected. Of the 34 million people suffering from AIDS...

2 years 7 months ago

Police say alleged prostitute has AIDS

DENVER (AP) - Police say a man arrested in a sting targeting street prostitutes has AIDS. Thirty-one-year-old Darren Garcia faces a charge of prostitution with knowledge of AIDS, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. Police say Garcia has two prior arrests on the identical charge. Police...

3 years 2 months ago

AIDS testing increases

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado AIDS Project says the number of Coloradans taking an AIDS test is up sharply. Project spokeswoman Monica McCafferty says the number of people being tested has increased from 8,000 four years ago to 13,000 last year. The project offers free testing every weekday...

3 years 9 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 9 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 5 months ago

Ads could help pay for capitol repairs

State lawmakers are considering selling ads to pay for repairs to the Colorado Capitol. A bill presented Thursday to the Capitol Development Committee would allow a nonprofit preservation group to sell space on curtains surrounding repair work on the Capitol's gilded dome. Contributors would be allowed to use project...

4 years 6 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 9 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 10 months ago

Vaccines on horizon for AIDS, Alzheimer's, herpes

Vaccines, once relegated to back burner status at pharmaceutical companies, are starting to become big business for ailing drugmakers. New vaccines could be coming online within the next five years for a whole raft of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, pandemic flu and others. Advances in technology and...

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