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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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

North Texas AIDS Agencies Face Funding Cuts

North Texas organizations that assist people suffering from HIV/AIDS are facing federal funding cuts while expecting new clients from rural areas.



Pills Prevent HIV In Straight Men And Women

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.


Texas State Capitol

Officials Try To Cut Costs In HIV Medicine Program

State officials overseeing an HIV medication program will seek ways to contain costs after the program failed to get money from the Legislature to make up a projected $19.2 million shortfall.


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

30 Years Later, Movie Looks At Worst Medical Disaster In U.S. History

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.


Andy Matthews

Dallas Man Living A ‘Normal Life’ With HIV

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.