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 »
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 »
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 »
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, 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 »
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 more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »