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The 10 Stories to Follow as HIV/AIDS Enters Its Fourth Decade

The 10 Stories to Follow as HIV/AIDS Enters Its Fourth Decade

by Ramon Johnson on January 25 2011, 10:03AM

Microbicides and pill-a-day prevention on the way. AIDS research returns to the U.S. Federal and state initiatives take off. But don’t wait for that Berlin cure.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

Black AIDS Activist: 'Our House is On Fire'

Black AIDS Activist: ‘Our House is On Fire’

by Jamilah King on January 18 2011, 11:54AM

Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spotlights its crippling effects to the black community.

Topics: Health

Haiti's Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

Haiti’s Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

by Rod McCullom on January 12 2011, 3:17PM

Global health watchers worry the island’s epidemic is exploding anew as the recovery drags on.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti, Health

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on January 7 2011, 4:35PM

Republicans are attacking a bill that could take us one step closer to health equity.

Topics: Health, Politics

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says “Problem Resolved”

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2011, 12:15PM

Aretha Franklin is opening up a bit about her health after her mystery surgery last month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Aretha Franklin's Cancer Diagnosis Prevalent Among Blacks

Aretha Franklin’s Cancer Diagnosis Prevalent Among Blacks

by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2010, 9:25AM

The Queen of Soul is battling a disease that disproportionally hits African Americans.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don't Know Infographic

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don’t Know

by Eric Washington on December 1 2010, 9:36AM

On World AIDS Day, three black Americans look back on decades of misunderstanding about HIV.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

by Linda Villarosa on November 24 2010, 3:15PM

Scientists and advocates alike are abuzz about a study showing a pill-a-day regimen’s success in blocking transmission.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Michelle Obama is Bringing 6,000 Salad Bars to Public Schools

Michelle Obama is Bringing 6,000 Salad Bars to Public Schools

by Jorge Rivas on November 23 2010, 4:04PM

Only about 15 percent of public school cafeterias have salad bars.

Topics: Health

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

I Am HIV Positive and I Don't Blame Anybody--Including Myself

I Am HIV Positive and I Don’t Blame Anybody—Including Myself

by Kirk Grisham on November 12 2010, 10:00AM

How shared responsibility for AIDS epidemic will save all of our lives.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, World AIDS Day

More on Oprah and the Truth About

More on Oprah and the Truth About “Down Low” Black Men

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 11:38AM

An HIV doc says enough already with shows on this myth, Oprah.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, Oprah

Oprah Gets Schooled on HIV and Has Her Own Aha! Moment

Oprah Gets Schooled on HIV and Has Her Own Aha! Moment

by Jorge Rivas on October 8 2010, 2:24PM

An HIV-positive woman explains to Oprah that not everybody has it as well as Magic Johnson.

Topics: Health, Oprah

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

by on September 23 2010, 2:47PM

Advocates worry that millions of society’s most vulnerable still left out in the cold.

Topics: Health

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 3:14PM

Maybe with another few hundred thousand newly uninsured people next year, Washington will finally figure out that ignoring the pain won’t make it go away.

Topics: Health, On Gender

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

by Michelle Chen on September 7 2010, 9:30AM

Slowly but steadily, state lawmakers have worked to limit women’s reproductive freedom in the past legislative session.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

Insured or Not, Women and Children's Health Shortchanged

Insured or Not, Women and Children’s Health Shortchanged

by Michelle Chen on September 3 2010, 9:10AM

The escalation of insurance costs is old news by now, but in light of the recession, the pattern doesn’t augur well for a half-baked reform plan.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 9:30AM

Desperate to balance the budget, California is finding fat to trim in some interesting places… like the local mammogram center.

Topics: Health, On Gender

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 5:03PM

For some, it’s never an issue of choice.

Topics: Health

Health Care and the

Health Care and the “Model Minority Myth”

by Jamilah King on August 24 2010, 3:12PM

There’s a physical risk in believing the hype.

Topics: Economy, Health