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HIV/AIDS

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

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

Goddard Riverside Volunteers

Volunteers Get Into Spirit Of Helping Others For Thanksgiving

Hundreds of people were out making sure Thursday that people in need could get a hot meal on Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

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

NYC Condoms

Reports: Quinn Calls For Better Free City-Sponsored Condoms

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said this week that she wants to improve the quality of the free condoms that are given out to New Yorkers, according to published reports.

08/17/2013

AIDS Walk New York 2010 (Photo: AIDS Walk New York/Flickr)

Thousands Set To Step Off Sunday For AIDS Walk New York

Thousands of people on Sunday will take part in the 2013 AIDS Walk, to raise money for awareness about HIV/AIDS.

05/18/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Shows Soaring STD Rates In Many Areas Of New York City

A study by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has found that large parts of the city are plagued with soaring rates for multiple STDs – including HIV/AIDS.

12/10/2012

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NYC Lawmakers To Discuss New HIV/AIDS Housing Help Policy

People sickened with HIV or AIDS and seeking help from New York City to pay their rent could become ineligible for housing assistance if they refuse to go into substance abuse treatment.

02/08/2012

Viles of HIV specimens (credit: Mark Lennihan, AP Photo)

HIV-AIDS Becoming Big Concern Among N.J. Residents 50 And Older

Health organizations have spent years trying to educate the public on how to prevent AIDS. But now they are targeting one specific group: people 50 and older, the new face of HIV/AIDS.

07/08/2011

Victor Mooney leaves the island of Goree in 2006 to row across the Atlantic to raise HIV/AIDs awareness. (SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Man Makes 3rd Attempt To Row Across Atlantic

Inspired by his brother, 45-year-old Victor Mooney hopes to begin his journey from Cape Verde and row to the Caribbean and eventually to the Brooklyn Bridge.

01/17/2011