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New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...improve the prosecution of hucksters and cheats.Tests for pregnant women: Health care providers will be required to administer HIV and syphilis tests to women in the final three months of their pregnancy. The women can refuse the tests.BARS: Bouncers will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
Augusta woman arrested after police find toddler in SUV sitting near meth, HIV-infected needles

...toddler sitting in a vehicle near methamphetamine paraphernalia and HIV-contaminated needles.A deputy was patrolling the area around...the syringes were not hers and had been used by a person with HIV. The report stated Peck waited until the end of the search to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-02/mom-child-suv-faces-me
Upcoming calendar

...564-3798, bit.ly/1J9HL1UNATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m.-2...pressure check, teeth check, eye check, HIV testing, more; free food, live entertainment...706) 793-2020, arcpls.orgNATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP: 2-6...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-06-16/upcoming-calenda
Help prevent suicides

...neurobiology and clinical treatment, but more research is needed. Just as federal funding made the difference in preventing cancer and HIV/AIDS, more funding for suicide prevention research will save lives.I will be in Washington, D.C., this month speaking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-21/help-prevent-suicides
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-07-19/hiv-diagnosis-rate-fell-th
Upcoming events

...registration suggested; (706) 793-2020, arcpls.orgNATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, HEAL Complex; awareness, education and testing for HIV; offered by The Angelic Community Resource DevelopmentONGOINGALCOHOLICS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-05-26/upcoming-events
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-06/ga-bill-would-nudge-hiv-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-01/doj-sc-prisons-agency-reach-settlem
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-17/program-targets-hiv-black-wo
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-11/ga-teacher-hiv-charged