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The Checkup Archive: AIDS

Progress reported in treating AIDS

There's some encouraging news out about the fight against AIDS worldwide. The number of people who got access to treatment for the AIDS virus rose to 5.2 million in 2009, according to a new report from the United Nations. That's a increase of more than 1.2 million from 2008, the...

By Rob Stein  | September 28, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AIDS  
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CDC: One in five sexually active gay urban men has HIV

One in five gay men in the United States has HIV, and almost half of those who carry the virus are unaware that they are infected, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday.

By Darryl Fears  | September 23, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  AIDS  
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Learning to Love the Female Condom

When it comes to creating condoms, the folks who make 'em for men have it easy. Male condoms are the essence of simplicity and require little in the way of engineering -- or imagination. By contrast, when the people at The Female Health Company in Chicago set out to make...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | May 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  AIDS, Family Health, General Health, Prevention, Teens, Women's Health  
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How Not to Spread AIDS

Almost a quarter century ago I went to lunch with some friends from work. As we sat at a cafe table, the fellow next to me asked to taste my drink. I said sure and watched him sip from my straw. I didn't know what to do next. I knew...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | March 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  AIDS, Chronic Conditions, Prevention  
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News from the AIDS Conference -- Frenk Heads to Harvard

The International AIDS Conference, which concluded in Mexico City Friday, is a farewell of sorts for Julio Frenk. Frenk, the former Minister of Health of Mexico, is heading to Cambridge, Mass. to become dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. As health secretary from 2000 to 2006, Frenk...

By Frances Stead Sellers  | August 8, 2008; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AIDS  
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News from the AIDS Conference -- Dying of TB

While much of the international AIDS community has focused on delivering life-saving antiretroviral drugs to people infected with HIV, it has overlooked another preventable killer: tuberculosis. Just 1 percent of the people living with HIV/AIDS have been screened for TB, according to data from the World Health Organization. The findings,...

By Frances Stead Sellers  | August 8, 2008; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  AIDS  
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