‘Smart, sexy docs’ answer HIV questions

July 7, 2016 in Health

#AskTheHIVDoc series available in English, Spanish UMMC News Dr. Leandro Mena considers himself a shy person. He doesn’t do Facebook and he barely tweets. But his international reputation as an […]

Up to 4 in 10 gay men in Jackson have HIV

May 19, 2016 in Health

By Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writer NEW YORK – Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the […]

Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

July 16, 2014 in Health

By MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since […]

Mississippi girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapse

July 11, 2014 in Health, News

The Associated Press A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore […]

Doctors hope for cure for second baby born with HIV, first was from Missisisppi

March 6, 2014 in Health

The Associated Press A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, […]

December 1 World AIDS Day focusing on disease’s effect on global landscape

November 29, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Interim Managing Editor

The biggest day of the year dedicated to the awareness of the effect of HIV/AIDS on the global landscape is Saturday, Dec. 1.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 500,000 people get HIV each year and young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent a quarter of these new HIV infections or 26 percent.”

HIV/AIDS Experts: Prevention pill could encourage risky behavior

May 31, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

By Chris Levister Special from Black Voices News A panel of health experts last week urged the Food and Drug Administration regulators to approve Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, as […]