HIV

A Story Written By HeartAndSoul.com A new study finds that HIV-infected women in Africa are more prone to spreading the AIDS virus when using hormone-based birth control, compared to women who don’t take the pill, according to the Associated Press. One of the researchers, Renee Heffron of the University of Washington said that this is […]

The 30-year battle against AIDS is an unbelievable chapter in the history of medicine and 30 years later more than 60-million people around the world have been diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And of those, 25-million people have died as there is no cure. On June 5, 1981, a bombshell quietly exploded […]

South Africa is in the grip of a dangerous new drugs craze that could threaten the country’s battle against Aids. The street drug called “whoonga” is a cocktail that includes the antiretroviral (ARV) medication prescribed to people with HIV. Demand for the substance has prompted A wave of thefts of AIDS drugs across the country. […]

HIV and AIDS does not discriminate.  It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, famous or not so famous.   I know each one of us can call out a loved one or some one we know who has fallen victim to this disease. 

As we recognize World AIDS Day today, its imperative that we continue to raise awareness and educate the masses.  Being responsible and protecting ourselves and others is one of our main goals. 

AUSTIN – Unless lawmakers dig deep, Texas may pull back a lifeline that keeps about 15,000 people alive. The Texas HIV Medication Program, which supplies life-sustaining anti-retroviral drugs to people with HIV or AIDS who can’t afford them, will run out of money in the next two years and be forced to cut off enrollment, […]

Today, September 27th is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  The day will stress what’s always been stressed: testing and prevention — an approach promoted in a study showing 1 in 5 gay men have HIV and nearly half of them are unaware.  Read more:

// // Darmstadt, Germany (CNN) — A German pop star was found guilty Thursday of causing grievous bodily harm and attempted bodily harm for failing to tell sexual partners that she was infected with HIV. Nadja Benaissa, 28, former singer in the girl band No Angels, was given a two-year suspended sentence. She was also […]

Via Eurweb.com: On September 30, an eclectic round of performances will entertain guests as the seventh annual Black Ball NY charity event. The show will take place on Sept. 30 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom with performances by Jay-Z, Sade, Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive organization is throwing the party. The […]

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in the African-American community for men and women.  According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 49 percent of African- Americans are contracting HIV/AIDS and only account for 13 percent of the U.S. population.  African-Americans have been hit the hardest with a rising number of deaths attributed […]

Getting tested may not be the popular thing to do for many people but its necessary.  Alarming numbers are on the rise of HIV positive individuals of all races.  African-Americans are being hit with an escalating number of deaths for men, women and children each year. There are an abundance of clinics, hospitals and other […]

// Watch Annie Lennox on “Amanpour” at 2100 CET Sunday on CNN International, at 2 p.m. ET Sunday on CNN, or podcast @ amanpour.com/podcast. VIA CNN: Popular 80’s Singer and now activist Annie Lennox wants the world to know that the HIV virus and the debilitating condition it causes, AIDS, are the leading killers of […]