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By Peninsula Times Tribune | December 7, 1990
LOS ALTOS, Calif. -- Walter Singer patted his stomach and joked that he might need a little extra stuffing to fit into his Santa Claus suit this year."
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | November 21, 1993
A church is supposed to comfort the spiritually needy, but a Columbia man who has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, says he and others with the virus often are shunned or ignored by religious congregations."
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | February 12, 1992
Too many people who test positive for the AIDS virus at Baltimore's city-run clinics continue to engage in sexual intercourse without a condom despite counseling aimed at stemming the epidemic's spread, a researcher said yesterday.A new study has found that 15 percent of a sample group of 615 patients who received counseling after testing positive for the AIDS virus returned within a year with a different sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea or syphilis."Clearly, what we do now is inadequate," said Dr. Jonathan Zenilman, a Johns Hopkins specialist in infectious diseases who also works with Baltimore's sexually transmitted disease clinics.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 23, 2004
Officials at Maryland General Hospital said yesterday that they will offer free retesting to any patients who were tested for HIV or hepatitis C at the hospital during a 14-month period ending in August of last year. Lee Kennedy, a spokesman for the hospital, said the offer was made to address concerns about the reliability of tests that were performed on an analyzer known as a Labotech. The equipment is no longer being used, and state and hospital officials have determined that about 460 HIV and hepatitis C test results obtained from the machine never should have been sent out. Though Kennedy said he did not know how many additional patients would be eligible for the free tests, the numbers are likely to be in the thousands.
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By Robyn Suriano and Robyn Suriano,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 9, 2003
Women might be able to protect themselves from HIV infections someday with genetically engineered bacteria that latch onto the virus and keep it from penetrating vaginal tissues, according to research published yesterday. Stanford University scientists are developing the approach, in which they modify a type of naturally occurring bacteria in the vagina to secrete a protein that attracts HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Once trapped on the surface, the HIV is destroyed by other natural substances in the vagina - such as lactic acid - that are toxic to the human immunodeficiency virus.
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February 1, 1996
EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON wanted to return to the National Basketball Association as a player three years ago. He couldn't.It wasn't that his having the virus that causes AIDS had made him physically unable to play. But it was obvious that if he played, many of his opponents would not. They would be in constant fear that any accidental scratch that caused Mr. Johnson to bleed would put their own lives in danger. It didn't matter that medical experts said the possibility was remote. That's what they thought and they let Magic know it. Five weeks after announcing he was ending his retirement from the game, he announced he would stay retired.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
Dwight R. Smallwood was convicted of attempted murder in 1994 for using an unusual weapon -- his body.Smallwood, who knew he was HIV-positive, raped three women at gunpoint during a week of crime near his home in Temple Hills in September 1993. Today, the state's highest court will hear arguments over whether the attempted murder conviction, the first of its kind in Maryland, was justified.His lawyers are expected to argue that the conviction endangers an estimated 15,000 people in Maryland who have acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
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By Danielle Rumore and Danielle Rumore,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1997
Although medical concerns were raised when Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's right ear during Saturday night's heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, HIV transmission should not be one of them, doctors say.fTC The risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, through biting is virtually nonexistent, medical experts say. Also, both fighters submitted medical documents citing that they are HIV-negative to the State of Nevada Athletic Commission...
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Writer | October 17, 1994
State and local officials have agreed to pay $75,000 to a Frederick County man who was arrested and forced to take a test for the virus that causes AIDS, the man's lawyers said.As part of the settlement being filed today, state public health officials have agreed to issue policy guidelines emphasizing that under Maryland law HIV testing is a voluntary procedure, the lawyers said."Our client is very pleased. He has achieved not just a personal victory by his courage and sacrifice, but he has ensured that others won't suffer the trauma that he did," said Nancy E. Paige, one of the attorneys.
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By Marilynn Marchione and Marilynn Marchione,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 27, 2003
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Computers are spreading a different kind of virus these days: HIV, the one that causes AIDS. Internet chat rooms have become the modern equivalent of the backrooms and bathhouses where the disease spread during the 1980s, health officials said at an AIDS conference last week. A nationwide survey of nearly 3,000 users of a Web site popular with gay men found that 82 percent met sex partners online, and 60 percent reported having unprotected sex with them. "Almost one-quarter reported 100 or more sexual partners," said Sabina Hirshfield of the Medical and Health Research Association of New York, which did the study with Columbia University and others.
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