AIDS

City officials announce the number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

HIV Cases Hit All-Time Low In NYC

The city’s Department of Health released the good news on Monday — World AIDS Day.

12/01/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Unveils Plan To Combat HIV, AIDS

Currently, about 3,000 people in New York are diagnosed with HIV every year. State officials said Cuomo’s plan could cut that to 750 by 2020.

06/29/2014

Participaints in AIDS Walk New York on May 18, 2014 in Central Park (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Tens Of Thousands Participate In AIDS Walk New York

As more than 30,000 people walked through Central Park on Sunday in support of those living with HIV and AIDS, organizers said the demise of the AIDS epidemic is within reach.

05/18/2014

A researcher looks at cells through a microscope (file/credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Researchers Make Breakthrough In Effort To Cure AIDS Using Gene Therapy

Scientists have genetically engineered white blood cells to make them immune to the AIDS virus. Researchers say it seems safe and promising.

03/05/2014

Justine Sacco On Twitter

Terminated PR Executive Apologizes For Tweet Making Light Of AIDS In Africa

A New York public relations executive has issued a lengthy apology, after she lost her job for a tweet that made light of AIDS in Africa and race.

12/22/2013

World AIDS Day

Health Organizations Offer Free HIV/AIDS Testing

For the month of December the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, along with other health care organizations, will offer free confidential AIDS and HIV testing.

12/02/2013

Chinese residents hold balloons as they take part in an AIDS awareness program to mark the World AIDS Day in southwest China's municipality of Chongqing on December 1, 2011. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Gather In Times Square For World AIDS Day

A throng of activists rallied in Times Square Sunday to commemorate the 25th World AIDS Day.

12/01/2013

Victor Mooney plans another attempt to row across the Atlantic. (Credit: Victor Mooney.)

Queens Man To Make 4th Attempt To Row Across Atlantic

A Queens man said this weekend that he will once again attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean, in an effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.

09/22/2013

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NJ Lawmakers Want Loophole Closed In Cases Involving Failure To Disclose HIV Infection

A retired Plainfield police captain was on trial in July for having sex with women and not telling them he’s HIV positive, but was acquitted after prosecutors were barred from obtaining medical records.

09/18/2013

Alicia Keys speaks at HIV community forum at Harlem Hospital, August 22, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Singer Alicia Keys Promotes HIV Awareness At Harlem Hospital

While the message remains the same – get tested and use protection to help fight the spread of HIV – Keys said it’s important to keep promoting that message.

08/22/2013

A man listens to an iPod  player through earphones (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Eye On New York: A New Public Health Initiative, The Museum Of Mathematics, And More

This week Eye On New York looks at Mayor Bloomberg’s newest public health initiative, the only museum of mathematics in the northern hemisphere, and a major development in the fight against AIDS.

03/10/2013

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NJ Company Admits Marketing Drug Meant For Those With AIDS To Geriatric Patients

Officials from Woodcliff Lake-based Par Pharmaceutical Cos. pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal misbranding Tuesday in federal court in Newark.

03/05/2013

Ed Koch at Esquire Magazine's 70th Anniversary party in New York City - Feb. 20, 2003 (credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Mayor Koch Remained Staunchly Private On Matters Of Sexual Orientation

Late Mayor Ed Koch was a strong supporter and champion of gay rights, but when it came to the issue of his own sexual orientation, he steadfastly maintained a commitment to privacy.

02/02/2013

Bailey-Holt House on Christopher Street in Manhattan (file / credit: Google Maps)

HIV, AIDS Patients To Start Moving Back Into West Village Residence After Sandy

Dozens of HIV and AIDS patients who were forced from their West Village home because of superstorm Sandy will start moving back in this week.

01/22/2013

Bailey-Holt House on Christopher Street in Manhattan (file / credit: Google Maps)

Manhattan HIV, AIDS Patients Still Homeless After Sandy

At the height of superstorm Sandy, the Hudson River shattered the glass doors and swamped the Bailey-Holt House on Christopher Street.

11/30/2012

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