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  • Baton Rouge area's AIDS rate tops in nation

    March 15, 2012 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge metro area ranks No. 1 in the nation in its rate of AIDS cases after ranking second the past two years. That's according to 2010 data released Wednesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Baton Rouge has a rate... more »
  • HIV Testing in Opelousas

    June 28, 2011 9:56 PM

    A statewide tour comes to Opelousas raising awareness about one of the nation's most devastating diseases. 1.2-million carry it in the united states alone. Nearly half of all those cases found right here in the south- and in Louisiana, 16,000 people are affected. "Especially here in Louisiana, it's having... more »
  • AIDS-hit Swaziland sees reason for hope

    June 15, 2011 10:51 AM

    MBABANE, Swaziland (AP) - A Swaziland AIDS activist says slight improvements in life expectancy and infant survival are reason for hope in the country with the world's highest percentage of people living with HIV. Sipho Dlamini, programs director for the Swaziland National Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS,... more »
  • New National HIV And AIDS Strategy

    July 13, 2010 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration unveiled a new national HIV and AIDS strategy Tuesday that officials said reflects a nation at a turning point in its fight against the epidemic. While medical breakthroughs have greatly improved quality of life for the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, the U.S.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Area Second in Nation in AIDS

    July 4, 2010 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge metropolitan area ranks second in the nation in AIDS case rates, and New Orleans is No. 3, according to 2008 statistics released recently by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Miami ranks No. 1 in the nation, according to CDC... more »
  • Woman Charged With Prohibited Acts & Intentional Exposure of AIDS

    June 16, 2010 6:07 PM

    Heather Roberts was arrested and charged with prohibited acts and intentional exposure of AIDS....after she allegedly 'told' police she has HIV. Police are now awaiting HIV test results to move forward in the case
  • Shreveport Man Accused Of Spreading AIDS

    March 18, 2010 12:02 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police in Shreveport say a man infected with the virus that causes AIDS has been arrested and accused of knowingly exposing someone else to the virus. Thirty-six-year-old Quacy L. Francis was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant in relation to one instance of HIV... more »
  • Lafayette Based Shipping Company Aids In Gulf Rescue

    December 22, 2009 4:11 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A boat used by an elderly Houston-area man sailing to Mexico reached Texas a week after he was rescued in rough seas. The Houston Chronicle reports the 32-foot Enchantress was towed to Galveston on Tuesday. A Coast Guard helicopter on Dec. 15 hoisted 80-year-old Ken Ketchum... more »
  • Acadiana Representative to White House on AIDS

    December 16, 2009 2:25 PM

    The Obama administration is working on a national AIDS policy, and a handful of representatives from across the country were chosen to help. A local man was chosen by the Office of National AIDS Policy after they had heard of his hard work over the past decade. Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. director... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 27, 2009

    November 27, 2009 1:48 PM

    United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »

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