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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
Mother behind autism insurance push eager for governor to sign bill

...infection ever recorded in the U.S. and greater than the incidence of childhood diabetes, childhood cancer and childhood HIV/AIDS combined."When it looked like an autism insurance bill would fail again, Bethel brokered a deal with Rep. Richard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-18/mother-behind-autism-ins
Paine College to use grant for disease, substance abuse outreach

...000 federal grant it will use to address HIV, substance abuse and hepatitis C among...24-year-olds. The program will offer free HIV testing throughout the area, community...free semester-long courses at Paine about HIV awareness."We just want to help our students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-13/paine-college-use-grant-d
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
State reviews 'stop smoking' benefits

...Besides tobacco cessation, these include immunizations, as well as screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, depression and HIV.Allen said the state office of Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is working with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-12/state-reviews-stop-smoki
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-17/across-region