December 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Online acquaintances, a changing population and a relaxed view of risks have fueled what officials call an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases in South Dakota.
July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Today, four of every 10 new HIV infections occur in people younger than 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the teen years, just as many youths become sexually active, are key for getting across the safe-sex message. Continue Reading
December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
President Barack Obama is renewing the U.S. commitment to ending HIV and AIDS today, setting goals for getting more people access to life-saving AIDS drugs and boosting spending on treatment of the virus in the U.S. by $50 million dollars. Continue Reading
July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
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 today when India’s health minister derided homosexuality as an unnatural “disease” from the West at an HIV/AIDS conference. The comments drew outrage today from a U.N. official and activists who said the comments set back campaigns for gay rights and against HIV. Continue Reading
June 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning shot to the world when they reported the first known cases of what would soon be called AIDS. Continue Reading
April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
But number is still above 10-year averageMinnesota 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. Continue Reading
November 23, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner even if that means a woman averts a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said today, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching as it explained Pope Benedict XVI’s comments.