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A researcher extracts DNA from samples for AIDS vaccine testing. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Tests Suggest Baby Born With HIV May Be Cured

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in an American baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

10/23/2013

An AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) mobile testing employee demonstrates a Rapid HIV Test kit. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

CDC To Offer Free AIDS Tests At Local Drugstores

On Tuesday the CDC announced that a $1.2 million program will offer free rapid HIV tests at pharmacies and in-store clinics in several North Texas cities and 23 other communities across the country.

06/26/2012

A bottle of antiretroviral drug Truvada is displayed. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs First Pill To Block HIV Infection

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/11/2012

An AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) mobile testing employee demonstrates a Rapid HIV Test kit. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Just 1 In 4 With HIV Have Infection Under Control

Only about 1 in 4 Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control with medications, federal health officials said Tuesday.

11/29/2011

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North Texas Planned Parenthood Concerned About U.S. House Decision

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill with an amendment singling out the Planned Parenthood organization. The “Pence Amendment” would cut all federal funding, about $317 million dollars to the non-profit organization, which serves an estimated 90,000 DFW residents.

02/20/2011