- 2 men are first flu-related deaths in New Mexico in 2015-16 Updated: Dec-01-15 4:54 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health has announced the first flu-related deaths of the 2015-16 season.
- NY Gov. Cuomo: State making strides in push to beat AIDS Updated: Dec-01-15 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is gaining ground in its push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020.
- Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients Updated: Dec-01-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The makers of a breakthrough hepatitis drug put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that's become a symbol of the excessive cost of medications, Senate investigators said Tuesday.
- Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug Updated: Dec-01-15 3:57 pm
The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill.
- UPMC, Allegheny Health Network join AIDS prevention campaign Updated: Dec-01-15 3:39 pm
PITTSBURGH - Allegheny County health officials are collaborating with Pittsburgh's two largest health systems in a five-year campaign to stop new AIDS cases in the area by 2020.
- Israel to begin enlisting HIV-positive soldiers Updated: Dec-01-15 3:15 pm
JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said Tuesday it will begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV-positive, in a policy shift putting the country at the forefront of military inclusivity toward people with the virus that causes AIDS.
- Legionnaires' disease bacteria found at hotel; 1 guest died Updated: Dec-01-15 1:37 pm
ST. LOUIS - The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in rooms of a hotel in a popular Missouri tourist town associated with Mark Twain, and health officials said Tuesday that one of three people who contracted the disease after staying there has died.
- UN: Polio outbreak in Ukraine is a state of emergency Updated: Dec-01-15 11:24 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a move meant to prompt more action from the government in Kiev.
- Taraji P. Henson lends hand to Keys' HIV & AIDS charity Updated: Dec-01-15 8:41 am
NEW YORK - Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys are joining forces to fight HIV and AIDS.
- Russia HIV infection bucks trends as World Aids Day marked Updated: Dec-01-15 6:31 am
MOSCOW - On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives.
- NYC proposes $23 million more in HIV health care Updated: Dec-01-15 5:34 am
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the City Council want to allocate an extra $23 million a year for AIDS prevention and health care programs.
- Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS Updated: Nov-30-15 8:49 pm
NEW YORK - Would you like to spend quality time with George Clooney as he showers you with compliments?
- Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread Updated: Nov-30-15 8:21 pm
HONOLULU - The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.
- Montana woman sues Costco, supplier in E. coli outbreak Updated: Nov-30-15 7:48 pm
SEATTLE - A Montana woman is suing Costco and its California vegetable supplier because of the E. coli illness she contracted after eating chicken salad she bought at the company's Bozeman store.
- Poultry exhibits cleared to return to Minnesota fairs Updated: Nov-30-15 6:18 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota has lifted a ban on poultry exhibitions that was put in place after last spring's bird flu outbreak.
- New York state adding $200M more to $2.5B fight against AIDS Updated: Nov-30-15 5:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York will dedicate $200 million more to its effort to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
- RI, Providence officials aim to improve HIV treatment Updated: Nov-30-15 2:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State and city officials have signed on to an effort to ensure nearly everyone who is infected with HIV is diagnosed and treated.
- Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV Updated: Nov-30-15 2:13 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation and the lack of safe drinking water.
- Mesa launches program to stem emergency room visits for flu Updated: Nov-30-15 12:32 pm
MESA, Arizona - As cold and flu season gets under way, Mesa Fire and Medical is launching a dispatch program to help callers determine if they really need to visit an emergency room.
- New data shows syphilis, HIV cases grow locally Updated: Nov-30-15 7:15 am
WICHITA, Kansas - New data reports growing numbers in sexually transmitted diseases in Kansas.
- HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life Updated: Nov-29-15 6:18 pm
CHICAGO - Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.
- Brazil links dengue-like virus to birth defects in babies Updated: Nov-29-15 5:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The dengue-like Zika virus has been linked for the first time to cases of babies being born with small heads, or microcephaly, Brazil's government said.
- Fall break boosts school custodians' fight against norovirus Updated: Nov-29-15 4:14 pm
RENO, Nevada - School custodians spent hundreds of hours disinfecting surfaces to stem a norovirus outbreak that eventually reached 19 schools.
- AIDS quilt sections memorialize loved ones who are missed Updated: Nov-29-15 8:01 am
ROME, Georgia - The 10 sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt hanging at the Rome-Floyd County Library celebrate the lives of men, women and children who have died of the immune system disease.
- AIDS activist rescued in NC successfully crosses Atlantic Updated: Nov-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW YORK - A man who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has arrived home in Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.