Across the region

Man sent to prison over HIV exposureSAVANNAH, GA. - A Chat ham County...for intentionally exposing four women to HIV.Antonio Myawn Bacon Jr. must stay on...charges. Prosecutors said he learned he was HIV positive before he exposed his victims...

Ga. bill would nudge HIV patients into treatment

...ATLANTA -- More than half of Georgians with HIV are not currently in treatment, health...Health to alert a physician of a patient's HIV or AIDS status.Treatments now available...AIDS.Under the bill, when someone with HIV arrives for care at a facility, and their...

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

NEW YORK - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States...part of the journal's special report on HIV research, issued ahead of the International...starts today in Melbourne, Australia.HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, which destroys...

Program targets HIV in black women

...has one of the nation's highest rates of HIV, the virus that can develop into AIDS...In fact, the rate of black women with an HIV diagnosis in the state is 12 times that...factors that increase the risk of getting an HIV infection or spreading it.The program...

Man pleads guilty to reckless conduct by HIV-infected person

A man who denied his HIV status to a sexual partner pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person.Jason A. Young, 33, already had been charged and convicted of the same crime in Aiken County. He served two years in...

DOJ, SC prisons agency reach settlement over policy segregating HIV-positive inmates

...Carolina's prisons over a policy segregating HIV-positive inmates, making the state the...had been one of two states that separated HIV-positive inmates. Last year, a judge...With Disabilities Act by denying its 350 HIV-positive inmates the opportunity to participate...

Ga. teacher with HIV charged with molestation

...sex acts with a teen while knowing he was HIV-positive has been indicted by a grand...because investigators say the man knew he was HIV positive.A person engaging in intercourse...knowingly failing to disclose a positive HIV status is punishable by up to 10 years in...

Not just Ebola: Drugs manufactured in tobacco plants being tested against array of diseases

...pharmaceutical industry.But some companies and academic labs are pursuing it to create medicines and vaccines against such targets as HIV, cancer, the deadly Marburg virus and norovirus, known for causing outbreaks of stomach bug on cruise ships, as well as Ebola...

HIV campaign focus is on black men

...Greene doesn't fault his first love for being HIV-positive. Mr. Greene faults him for not sharing his HIV status and subsequently infecting him...among men is the fastest-growing means of HIV transmission among black men, and blacks...

HIV forum raises awareness

...never let a year go by without getting tested for HIV. The Augusta woman participated in a National HIV Testing Day forum at the Richmond County Health...about being tested, and she plans to get an HIV test Saturday, which is National HIV Testing...

Metro | Deke Copenhaver