AIDS http://apr.org en UAB Study Finds HIV-Prevention Device Safe for Women http://apr.org/post/uab-study-finds-hiv-prevention-device-safe-women <p>New <a href="http://www.mtnstopshiv.org/node/5485" target="_blank">research</a> out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found an HIV prevention method for women is safe.&nbsp; The early phase one trial tested out new intravaginal rings carrying two anti-HIV drugs.&nbsp; Women who used the rings for a month found them acceptable and one of the drugs was detected later.&nbsp; Unfortunately, the other wasn’t.&nbsp; But Craig Hoesley, a doctor and professor of medicine who oversaw the trial, said the results were encouraging. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:11:04 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 48124 at http://apr.org UAB Study Finds HIV-Prevention Device Safe for Women Report Says HIV/AIDS Cases Decline In Alabama http://apr.org/post/report-says-hivaids-cases-decline-alabama <p></p><p>A new report says Alabama's HIV and AIDS rate has dropped slightly, but its rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have gone up.</p><p>The report from the Center for Demographic Research at Auburn University at Montgomery says there were 12.27 people per 100,000 diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2012. That's down from 13.75 in 2011. A similar decline occurred with the diagnosis of syphilis, which went from 15.55 per 100,000 people in 2011 to 14.85 in 2012.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:16:28 +0000 The Associated Press 42693 at http://apr.org Report Says HIV/AIDS Cases Decline In Alabama Track The Spread Of AIDS Across The Globe http://apr.org/post/track-spread-aids-across-globe Its expansion was frighteningly fast. A handful of cases were first recognized in the U.S. at the beginning of the 1980s, but AIDS was soon seen around the world.<p>By 1990, the world had a pandemic on its hands. In 1997, the peak of the epidemic, more than 3 million people became newly infected with HIV.<p>Then science struck back. Drugs approved for HIV treatment in the mid-1990s proved profoundly effective, transforming AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic illness. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:51:00 +0000 editor 15120 at http://apr.org Track The Spread Of AIDS Across The Globe AIDS Alabama in Washington, D.C. to Promote Awareness of Epidemic in the South http://apr.org/post/aids-alabama-washington-dc-promote-awareness-epidemic-south <p>More than 25,000 people are gathering in Washington, D.C. this week for the 19<sup>th</sup>Annual International AIDS Conference. It&rsquo;s the first time in more than 20 years that the U.S. will host the conference.</p><p>&ldquo;The reason that the U.S. could not have the conference is because we had a ban on allowing people who are HIV-positive into the United States,&rdquo; says Kathie Hiers, CEO of AIDS Alabama. &ldquo;And we were one of the few countries that had that ban.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Maggie Martin 14770 at http://apr.org AIDS Alabama in Washington, D.C. to Promote Awareness of Epidemic in the South Testing, Treatment Key Weapons In AIDS Fight http://apr.org/post/testing-treatment-key-weapons-aids-fight Thirty years ago, we first began hearing about AIDS — then a mysterious, unnamed disease that was initially thought to be a rare form of cancer that affected gay men. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:33:00 +0000 editor 14997 at http://apr.org Testing, Treatment Key Weapons In AIDS Fight After Years Lost, South Africa Rejuvenates HIV Plan http://apr.org/post/after-years-lost-south-africa-rejuvenates-hiv-plan With the largest HIV epidemic in the world, no nation has been more affected by HIV and AIDS than South Africa, but the country has also had one of the most conflicted responses to the epidemic.<p>A decade ago, as the virus was spreading rapidly, then-President Thabo Mbeki was questioning the link between HIV and AIDS. His health minister was advocating the use of beetroot, garlic and lemon juice to treat it.<p>Now, years later, South Africa is trying to make up for lost time. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:09:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 14978 at http://apr.org After Years Lost, South Africa Rejuvenates HIV Plan 'Our Kind': Unpacking Misconceptions About AIDS http://apr.org/post/our-kind-unpacking-misconceptions-about-aids Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>A new book about global attitudes to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, lays some of the blame at the door of Joseph Conrad. Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness," says the author - who's Uzodinma Iweala - connected inferiority and disease with Africa and Africans, in way which is still evident today. Uzodinma Iweala was himself was born in Washington D.C., the city with the worst incidence of AIDS in the United States. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:35:00 +0000 National Public Radio 14964 at http://apr.org