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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27:  A health educator massages a drop of blood from a man's finger while conducting an HIV test at the Whitman-Walker Health Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center September 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Whitman-Walker Health is observing the annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with free testing at four different locations in the District of Columbia, where the overall HIV rate is 2.7 percent. Anything over one percent is considered a severe epidemic.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

HIV-AIDS Continues to Spread in Region Among White Gay Men

Gay white men taking chances is what St. Louis Health Department director Pam Walker says is largely to blame for the some 250 new HIV-AIDS cases each year in the region.

07/30/2014

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AIDS Group Says 5,500 in St. Louis Region Have HIV/AIDS

“Young people…the population from 13 to 24, are where the most new HIV cases are turning up”

12/04/2013

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World AIDS Day: Grants Available

Illinois Department of Public Health has nearly $4 million to allocate

12/01/2013

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SLU Defends Chinese Malaria Research

Saint Louis University is vigorously defending a research partnership with a Chinese scientist whose work on a study that intentionally infected AIDS patients with malaria was roundly condemned by public health experts.

08/21/2013

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Man Accused of Potentially Exposing Police to HIV

42-year-old David Williamson is charged with exposing another person to HIV infection for an incident that happened last May in St. Louis County.

04/26/2013

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Group’s Needle-Exchange Effort Suffers Setback

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida ordered that Bethany Place’s property will have to conform with Belleville’s zoning code.

04/17/2013

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Illinois Could Repeal AIDS Notification Requirement For Schools

The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.

03/18/2013

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University Of Illinois Hosts Adult Film Star To Teach Sex Week

The weekly itinerary of sex talks culminated in Thursday’s viewing of “Annie Sprinkle’s Amazing World of Orgasm.”

02/08/2013

Timothy Ray Brown, known as the "Berlin Patient" and the only person to have been cured of AIDS, holds a press conference to announce the launch of the Timothy Ray Brown Foundation at the Westin City Center hotel on July 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Man Claims He Is First Person Cured Of HIV Due To Rare Gene Mutation

More than five years after a radical treatment, a San Francisco man and his German doctor are convinced that he remains the first person cured of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

09/12/2012

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Rising Food Prices Worry Local Charity

“We are hearing, sometime this fall, that meat prices are going to go up. Estimates are anywhere from five to seven percent.”

09/06/2012

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