Wed., May 1, 2013 11:00am
An Atlanta surgery center is warning 456 patients that their colonoscopies might have put them at risk of HIV and other diseases. Piedmont Healthcare has advised the patients that they should be tested for HIV as well as hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Tue., December 25, 2012 3:00pm
University of Georgia researchers are developing a method to use a virus linked to illnesses in dogs to deliver vaccines to humans.
Sat., December 1, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia health officials plan to host a HIV and AIDS Twitter chat to mark World AIDS Day today.
Wed., October 3, 2012 9:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving $2.5 million to the Georgia Department of Public Health to identify HIV-positive patients with treatment.
Mon., August 27, 2012 4:30pm
Uninsured Georgians who need help paying for AIDS drugs don’t have to be placed on a waiting list anymore after state health officials eliminated what was once the largest backlog in the nation. State officials used $8 million in federal cash and a government-managed health care plan for people with pre-existing conditions to clear the backlog.
Tue., July 17, 2012 4:07pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is trying to reduce stigma and complacency around HIV and AIDS with a new advertising and social media blitz featuring Americans living with the disease. The campaign is launching initially in six cities, including Atlanta.
Tue., July 17, 2012 7:57am
Emory University is set to get about $7 million for its part in an intensive national effort to develop a vaccine against HIV and AIDS. The goal is to accelerate vaccine development by supporting multidisciplinary research into immune responses that prevent or contain HIV infection.
Thu., July 12, 2012 4:11pm
Georgia has adopted a national HIV/AIDS strategy aimed at preventative treatment. The new approach treats patients with drugs earlier and decreases the likelihood of spreading the disease. The plan would lower long-term costs but might cost more up-front.
Wed., June 27, 2012 3:46pm
One in five people is HIV positive and does not know it. Georgia is number six in the country for people with AIDS. Rates of HIV infection are growing fastest in Southeast.
Mon., June 18, 2012 2:52pm
Half of new HIV infections and AIDS diagnoses in 2009 were in the South, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data that is getting the attention of some of the region’s federal representatives. A Congressional roundtable Tuesday will begin the search for solutions.