FATHER KNOWS LAST "Get a Grip" Vs. "Yaktrax"
When a person is running outdoors in January, in North Dakota, you have to question their sanity. When you get right down to it, however, its easier than most people think, if you follow a few simple ... Posted on 2/1/11 at 9:13 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND National HIV Testing Day
In observance of National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, the North Dakota Department of Health urges people at risk for HIV/AIDS to get tested.
An estimated 1 million people in the United States are ... Posted on 6/23/10 at 10:01 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Wistful wednesday : Early 1920's
These are Meady's children. Two girls and a boy, Far Guy's Mom is the oldest. This photo was probably taken in 1922, the children's ages would have been, 5, 3 and 8 that year. Somehow I cannot imagin... Posted on 4/29/09 at 6:58 AM
A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
“Angels in America,” the acclaimed HBO production written by Tony Kushner about America in the early days of the AIDS crisis, will be shown at the Empire Arts Center as part of events leading up to Kushner’s visit in March to the UND Writers Conference in Grand Forks.
Kaylea Bickell recalled a dental appointment when she tried to warn the assistant to move a needle that had been used to numb her mouth, off the tray and out of the way so the assistant wouldn’t stick herself.
President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal today for significantly increasing access to life-saving AIDS drugs for people in the U.S. and around the world, as he announced a renewed American commitment to ending a pandemic that has killed 30 million people.
An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from AIDS. "This is really a game changer," said Dr. Jared Baeten, the University of Washington researcher who was a leader of one of the studies.
Roughly 2.5 million Indians have HIV, making it the country with the largest number of people living with the virus in Asia. So, it made almost immediate news Tuesday when India's health minister derided homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the West at an HIV/AIDS conference. The comments drew outrage Tuesday from a U.N. official and activists who said the comments set back campaigns for gay rights and against HIV.
The head of the U.N. AIDS agency told a Vatican conference Saturday that the pope had opened the door to greater dialogue with his groundbreaking comments on condoms and HIV prevention — even as Vatican officials stressed abstinence and marital fidelity as the best prevention.
Organizers insist the meeting Friday and Saturday won't call into question traditional church teaching opposing artificial contraception. Yet Pope Benedict XVI's comments last year about condom use with prostitutes with HIV seem to have removed a certain Vatican taboo that had all but ruled out public discussion of whether condoms were even effective in reducing HIV transmission.
Treating HIV right away, before patients are too sick, dramatically lowers their chances of spreading the AIDS virus to a sexual partner, says a major international study that may convince more doctors to offer medication sooner.
But number is still above 10-year average Minnesota recorded about 11 percent fewer new HIV/AIDS cases in 2010 than in 2009, but state health authorities caution that the number of new cases last year still exceeded the 10-year average.
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