HIV http://kuow.org en Behavior Changes From Patients And Doctors Recommended For HIV Prevention http://kuow.org/post/behavior-changes-patients-and-doctors-recommended-hiv-prevention <p>In the campaign to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections, counselors like Chief Odood are on the frontlines. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:56 +0000 Ruby de Luna 38836 at http://kuow.org Behavior Changes From Patients And Doctors Recommended For HIV Prevention The HIV Prevention Pill No One is Taking http://kuow.org/post/hiv-prevention-pill-no-one-taking <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with Shaun Knittel, associate editor at Seattle Gay News and founder of Social Outreach Seattle, about why few people in the gay community are taking Truvada, a pill that when taken daily is 99 percent effective in preventing HIV infection. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:16:15 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 36560 at http://kuow.org The HIV Prevention Pill No One is Taking How Far We've Come In 30 Years Of HIV Research http://kuow.org/post/how-far-weve-come-30-years-hiv-research <p>David Hyde talks with Mitchell Warren about the breakthroughs and challenges of HIV prevention over the last 30 years. Warren is the executive director of <a href="http://www.avac.org/">AVAC</a>, an international non-governmental organization that works on HIV prevention.</p><p>Warren said that one of the greatest breakthroughs in HIV-AIDS prevention was the rise of the citizen activism that pushed for funding, creativity and urgency in research. "AIDS really changed how research happened," he said. "Science changed because communities ‘acted up.’"</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:17:35 +0000 David Hyde & Andy Hurst 33531 at http://kuow.org How Far We've Come In 30 Years Of HIV Research How Twitter Could Help Prevent HIV Infections http://kuow.org/post/how-twitter-could-help-prevent-hiv-infections <p>David Hyde talks with UCLA professor Sean Young about his <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743514000553">new study</a> that links language used in tweets with high rates of HIV infection. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:44:10 +0000 David Hyde & Andy Hurst 30064 at http://kuow.org How Twitter Could Help Prevent HIV Infections Second Baby Cleared Of HIV. Rare Event, Or Hope For Others? http://kuow.org/post/second-baby-cleared-hiv-rare-event-or-hope-others In only the second documented case of its kind, an infant born with the AIDS virus may have been cured of the infection, thanks to an intensive drug treatment begun just hours after her birth. The baby girl — now 9 months old — from Long Beach, Calif., is still on that regimen of antiretroviral drugs. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:53:17 +0000 Linda Poon 30052 at http://kuow.org Second Baby Cleared Of HIV. Rare Event, Or Hope For Others? UN Report: New HIV Infections Down By One-Third http://kuow.org/post/un-report-new-hiv-infections-down-one-third <p>In the global fight against HIV/AIDS, there's some very good news. According to a new <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2013/september/20130923prunga/">report</a> from the United Nations, the number of new HIV infections are down by nearly one-third over the last decade. Among children new infections are down 52 percent. The number of AIDS-related deaths are also down.</p><p>What are the major factors driving this progress? And what barriers still need to be overcome? <a href="http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/education-training/alumni/katrina-ortblad">Katrina Ortblad</a> is a researcher at the <a href="http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/">Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation</a> at the University of Washington. She talks with David Hyde. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:15:57 +0000 David Hyde 20909 at http://kuow.org UN Report: New HIV Infections Down By One-Third HIV In King County: Demographics Differ From National Trend http://kuow.org/post/hiv-king-county-demographics-differ-national-trend <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>According to the most recent reports from King County, as of April of this year there are currently more than 7,000 people living with HIV, including AIDS cases, in King County. Those are just the reported cases. Most of the people with HIV in King County are white men between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. That is a different picture than AIDS cases nationally, where more than 50 percent&nbsp;of HIV and AIDS cases&nbsp;are people of color.</p><p>David Hyde discusses HIV with Dr. Matt Golden, Director of Public Health at the Seattle &amp; King County HIV/STD Control Program. Plus,&nbsp;hear stories from people who have been diagnosed with HIV.</p><p>More Resources</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/pdf/Washington_profile.pdf">CDC: 2010 Washington HIV/AIDS Epidemic Breakdown</a></li><li><a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/news.aspx">&nbsp;King County Public Health: 2013 Public Health News Releases</a></li><li><a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/epi.aspx">King County Public Health: HIV Surveillance and Epidemiologic Research Program</a></li><li><a href="http://sasgcc.org/contact.html">Seattle Area Support Groups &amp; Community Center</a></li></ul><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:40:20 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15160 at http://kuow.org HIV In King County: Demographics Differ From National Trend HIV Tests No Longer Just For High Risk Groups http://kuow.org/post/hiv-tests-no-longer-just-high-risk-groups <p>Every person between the ages of 15 and 65, regardless of risk factors, should get routinely tested for HIV. That’s the recommendation from the US Preventative Services Task Force, an independent panel of doctors and researchers. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:06:58 +0000 Andy Hurst 12268 at http://kuow.org HIV Tests No Longer Just For High Risk Groups Consensus Builds For Universal HIV Testing http://kuow.org/post/consensus-builds-universal-hiv-testing Everybody needs an HIV test, at least once.<p>That's the verdict from the U.S. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:05:00 +0000 editor 12245 at http://kuow.org Consensus Builds For Universal HIV Testing