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FDA Approves 4-In-1 HIV Combo Pill

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new anti-HIV pill that combines four medicines to combat the virus that causes AIDS.

08/28/2012

Blood samples are seen in a hospital testing for tuberculosis. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Mysterious AIDS-Like Disease Discovered

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.

08/23/2012

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

FDA Approves First Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

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

A volunteer health worker takes blood from a patient for an HIV-AIDS test. (credit: Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)

African Americans Encouraged To Know HIV Status

Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and health groups across the country are encouraging African Americans to know their HIV status.

02/07/2012

A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

STD Rates Rising Among The Elderly

An estimated 80 percent of 50- to 90-year-olds are sexually active, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases have doubled within this age group over the past decade.

02/07/2012

A volunteer health worker takes blood from a patient for an HIV-AIDS test. (credit: Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)

Female African American AIDS Numbers In Dallas Troubling

Currently, black women make up 22-percent of the population in Dallas — yet, according to county health officials, the group accounts for 71-percent of all female HIV cases.

01/23/2012

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

State Estimates 68,000 Texans Living With HIV

An estimated 68,000 Texans have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, about an eight percent increase over the past two years.

12/27/2011

World AIDS Day/AP Graphic

World AIDS Day Marked By Awareness In North Texas

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dallas County Health and Human Services offered free HIV/AIDS testing.

12/01/2011

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

World AIDS Day/AP Graphic

Artists ‘Gathering’ To Commemorate 30-Year AIDS Fight

This year marked thirty years since the discovery of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and a group of Dallas artists are coming together to raise money for the agencies that help the thousands of people in North Texas who are still living with the disease.

11/25/2011

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