HIV http://kcur.org en KC Photo Exhibit Takes Aim At Stigma Associated With HIV And AIDS http://kcur.org/post/kc-photo-exhibit-takes-aim-stigma-associated-hiv-and-aids <p>This Friday is National HIV Testing Day, first created almost 20 years ago to encourage members of the public to learn their HIV status. Since then, what it means to be HIV-positive has changed dramatically.</p><p>Individuals diagnosed as positive today can expect to live as long as they would without the virus, as long as they receive treatment.</p><p>But many HIV patients, especially in African American communities, don't receive the treatment they need, and health advocates blame that on the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:24:43 +0000 Alex Smith 57863 at http://kcur.org KC Photo Exhibit Takes Aim At Stigma Associated With HIV And AIDS What It Means To Be HIV Positive Today? http://kcur.org/post/what-it-means-be-hiv-positive-today <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than a million people are living with HIV in the U.S. In spite of widespread education and prevention efforts, there has been little change in the number of new HIV infections. The good news: new treatments have allowed people with HIV to live a normal lifespan with reduced risk of transmitting the disease to others. But social stigma and the psychological and economic impact of HIV/AIDS still take a toll on those diagnosed with the disease.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:31:08 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 45331 at http://kcur.org What It Means To Be HIV Positive Today? Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill http://kcur.org/post/advocates-still-wary-infectious-disease-bill <p>Kansas health officials are trying to assure local health groups that <a href="http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/documents/summary_hb_2183_2013.pdf">a controversial bill</a> dealing with infectious diseases needed an update to response protocols for occupational exposures. Some HIV advocates, however, aren’t completely sold. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:19:25 +0000 Elana Gordon 35217 at http://kcur.org Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill Update: Kansas Bill Raising HIV Quarantine Concerns Advancing http://kcur.org/post/update-kansas-bill-raising-hiv-quarantine-concerns-advancing <p>Lawmakers could soon take a final vote on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-take-controversial-infectious-disease-bill">a controversial bill </a>updating the state's laws regarding people who may have been exposed to contagious diseases. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:09:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 34600 at http://kcur.org Update: Kansas Bill Raising HIV Quarantine Concerns Advancing Kansas Lawmakers Take Up Controversial Infectious Disease Bill http://kcur.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-take-controversial-infectious-disease-bill <p>A <a href="http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/hb2183/">controversial bill in Kansas</a> that has caused outcry from groups like the National Minority AIDS Council appears to be on track for approval by House and Senate negotiators, paving the way for passage by both chambers. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:27:41 +0000 Elana Gordon 34566 at http://kcur.org Kansas Lawmakers Take Up Controversial Infectious Disease Bill Coterie Theatre's Sex Ed Goes On Stage And To School http://kcur.org/post/coterie-theatres-sex-ed-goes-stage-and-school <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial Unicode MS">One in four Americans who test positive for HIV at present is 20 years old or younger.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 23781 at http://kcur.org Coterie Theatre's Sex Ed Goes On Stage And To School World Moves Forward In Battle Against HIV & AIDS http://kcur.org/post/world-moves-forward-battle-against-hiv-aids <p>The world has reached a defining moment in the battle against HIV and AIDS. The battle cry coming from the just-completed 19th International Aids Conference : We now have the potential to end the epidemic. </p> <p>But the potential can become the reality only if the many stakeholders play their roles related to public policy, money, science and medicine and the people affected by HIV - and their families.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:52:19 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Bill Anderson 22009 at http://kcur.org World Moves Forward In Battle Against HIV & AIDS FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections http://kcur.org/post/fda-gets-advice-approve-first-pill-cut-hiv-infections In what could mark a watershed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a panel of experts recommended that the Food and Drug Administration give a green light to a pill that can cut the risk of infections.<p>The daily pill, <a href="http://www.truvada.com/pat100_about_truvada.aspx">Truvada</a>, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. Fri, 11 May 2012 14:13:00 +0000 editor 17488 at http://kcur.org FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections Gay Pride Group Brings Quilt Project To Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/gay-pride-group-brings-quilt-project-kansas-city <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Among the features of the Kansas City Gay Pride celebration - 467 quilts from The Quilt Project. That's the famous traveling art project documenting victims of HIV-AIDS. Family and friends sew personal messages on quilt panels. The Kansas City Show Me Pride organization created a new quilt in memory of Kansas Citians who have died of the virus.</p> Sat, 05 Jun 2010 01:47:01 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6692 at http://kcur.org Gay Pride Group Brings Quilt Project To Kansas City