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  • 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 »
  • HIV-positive Kansas Airman Faces Hearing on Assault

    October 5, 2010 10:35 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A military court in Kansas will decide whether enough evidence exists to court-martial an airman accused of having unprotected sex with several partners without telling them he is HIV positive. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, will take place Tuesday at McConnell... 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 »
  • Tour Sheds Light on Louisiana's High HIV-AIDS Rate

    July 3, 2010 5:11 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - It's not something people like to talk about, but Louisiana has one of the highest HIV-AIDS rates in the country, and the problem particularly plagues the black community. "This is something that needs to be discussed at every dinner table, every school, every church," Dr. David... 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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