hiv http://wamc.org en 3/6/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/3614-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's panelists are </span>WAMC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alan </span>Chartock<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira </span>Fusfeld<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary </span>Armao<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine Diplomacy<br />Clinton - Hitler<br />SAT Changes<br />Oscar Pistorius<br />Alzheimer's Toll<br />HIV Baby</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85238 at http://wamc.org 3/6/14 Panel Candidate's Health Status Leads To Allegations In Mayoral Race http://wamc.org/post/candidates-health-status-leads-allegations-mayoral-race <p>The Democratic candidate in a mayoral race in New York’s Columbia County alleges his opponent has attacked his HIV status rather than focusing on more substantive issues. The incumbent Republican mayor tells a different story.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:23:18 +0000 Allison Dunne 76240 at http://wamc.org Dr. Douglas Fish - Albany Medical College http://wamc.org/post/dr-douglas-fish-albany-medical-college <p>It is being called a major development and a milestone in the 30 year fight against HIV and AIDS. A new drug called Truvada, a medicine that can help prevent the transmission of HIV. For more on this drug, WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke to Dr. Douglas Fish, an associate professor of medicine at Albany Medical College, and chief of the Division of HIV Medicine.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:12:00 +0000 Brian Shields 43309 at http://wamc.org Sean Philpott: Preparing for PrEP http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-preparing-prep <p>&nbsp;</p><p>An estimated 34 million people around the world are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Most of these individuals live in developing countries, but approximately 1.2 million Americans are infected. At least of third of those living with HIV/AIDS in the US are unaware of their status.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:25:48 +0000 40996 at http://wamc.org Federal Cuts Force Massachusetts to Scale Back HIV Screenings in Jails http://wamc.org/post/federal-cuts-force-massachusetts-scale-back-hiv-screenings-jails <p>The state is plans to cut back HIV testing and education spending in jails. Over $1 million dollars have been eliminated from programs in houses of correction.</p><p>Kevin Cranston, director of the state Bureau of Infectous Disease, says that due to the tight budget, the state is making cuts they believe will have the least amount of impat.</p><p>State prisons will be spared the cuts. Cranston also says that not all HIV programs in county jails will be eliminated. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 38953 at http://wamc.org Federal Cuts Force Massachusetts to Scale Back HIV Screenings in Jails Sean Philpott: No Hershey’s Kisses for You http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-no-hershey-s-kisses-you <p>I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1980s, at a time when HIV/AIDS was decimating the gay community. AIDS has since been rendered a chronic but manageable illness with the development of effective antiviral drugs (at least for those who can afford them), but at that time a diagnosis of AIDS was considered to be a death sentence.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:22:57 +0000 37683 at http://wamc.org