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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and health groups across the country are encouraging African Americans to know their HIV status.
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.
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.
An estimated 68,000 Texans have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, about an eight percent increase over the past two years.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dallas County Health and Human Services offered free HIV/AIDS testing.
Only about 1 in 4 Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control with medications, federal health officials said Tuesday.
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.
North Texas organizations that assist people suffering from HIV/AIDS are facing federal funding cuts while expecting new clients from rural areas.