HIV http://wyso.org en World AIDS Day 2013 - HIV Infections Continue To Rise http://wyso.org/post/world-aids-day-2013-hiv-infections-continue-rise <p>HIV infection rates are still on the rise in Ohio and across the country. On this 25<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;annual World AIDS Day, health officials urge testing and education to stop new cases from developing.</p><p>17,000 people in Ohio are known to be HIV positive, but that number doesn’t tell the whole story.&nbsp; It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people with HIV don’t even know they’re infected, so the problem is much worse.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 42652 at http://wyso.org World AIDS Day 2013 - HIV Infections Continue To Rise National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day http://wyso.org/post/national-black-hivaids-awareness-day <p></p><p>Thursday, February 7th&nbsp;is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the Centers for Disease Control say that, although blacks make up just 14% of the national population, they account for about 44% of all new HIV infections.</p><p>Here in Ohio, Blacks make up just twelve percent of the population but account for almost half – 49% of all new HIV infections.&nbsp; So, health organizations around the country, including Ohio, say they’re mobilizing to encourage populations of color to <em>get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated.</em></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:15:21 +0000 Jerry Kenney 28726 at http://wyso.org Truvada: HIV Prevention Drug Pros and Cons http://wyso.org/post/truvada-hiv-prevention-drug-pros-and-cons <p></p><p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (<a href="http://topics.time.com/fda/">FDA</a>) approved a preventative drug for HIV.&nbsp; The drug is called Truvada, and though it has been hailed as good news in the fight against HIV / AIDS, says there are some concerns associated with the treatment. &nbsp;Bill Hardy with AIDS Resource Center Ohio gives us the pros and cons in this ARC update on WYSO&#39;s Morning Edition.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:37:26 +0000 Jerry Kenney 20701 at http://wyso.org Rubi Girls Raise Money for HIV/AIDS http://wyso.org/post/rubi-girls-raise-money-hivaids <p><span class="article-content"><span><em>For years, the Rubi Girls have entertained local audiences, and audiences around the country. In their twenty years together, it&#39;s estimated they&#39;ve helped raise several hundred thousand dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention and research. We spoke with them recently about their history and the fun they have working for a serious cause. Here&#39;s part of that interview.</em><br /> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 16:55:21 +0000 Jerry Kenney 4755 at http://wyso.org Rubi Girls Raise Money for HIV/AIDS Raising Awareness in High Risk Groups http://wyso.org/post/raising-awareness-high-risk-groups <p>Today - on this World AIDS day - in Ohio there are about 16,000 identified cases of people living with HIV/AIDS. However, that number changes significantly when you consider that an estimated 20% of the people infected with the disease aren&#39;t aware that they have it.</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 16:06:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 1975 at http://wyso.org Raising Awareness in High Risk Groups