AIDS http://kuow.org en Medical Community Mourns Loss Of AIDS Research Leader http://kuow.org/post/medical-community-mourns-loss-aids-research-leader <p>Seattle’s medical and research community is mourning the death of dozens of HIV researchers killed in the Malaysia Air crash Thursday.&nbsp; The group was en route to Australia for the International Aids Conference. &nbsp; Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:18:50 +0000 Ruby de Luna 38548 at http://kuow.org HIV Returns In Infected Toddler, Dashing Hopes Of Imminent Cure http://kuow.org/post/hiv-returns-infected-toddler-dashing-hopes-imminent-cure Federal officials have announced that a young Mississippi girl, once thought to have been cured of HIV, now once again has detectable levels of the virus. This is a setback not just for the child, but also for hope of eradicating HIV in infants with a potent mix of drugs at birth. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 38006 at http://kuow.org 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 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 Memorial For U-District Needle Exchange Founder http://kuow.org/post/memorial-u-district-needle-exchange-founder <p></p><p>A public memorial service is planned Thursday for Bob Quinn. Quinn was a public health maverick. He died last month. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:25:10 +0000 Patricia Murphy 5001 at http://kuow.org Memorial For U-District Needle Exchange Founder