North Texas organizations that assist people suffering from HIV/AIDS are facing federal funding cuts while expecting new clients from rural areas.
Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection.
It’s been 30 years since the war on HIV/AIDS formally began. The new documentary, “Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale”, focuses on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how a so-called ‘miracle treatment’ became a death sentence for thousands.
45-year-old Andy Matthews is the epitome of vibrance and health. He is an avid biker and a businessman, but he is also living with HIV.
Final numbers on the state budget are still being worked out but one of the thousands of programs that’ll be slashed include state health department funding. The department’s $20 million request to help people with HIV and AIDS has been rejected.
In a bold new approach ultimately aimed at trying to cure AIDS, scientists used genetic engineering in six patients to develop blood cells that are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes the disease.
More than 14,000 people in Dallas County are living with HIV, and last year nearly 900 news cases were diagnosed. Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says what’s more staggering is hundreds of teens are living with the disease.