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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 Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Staff Writer | April 9, 1992
Arthur Ashe, a pioneering black man in professional tennis and an eloquent activist in issues of race and sports, said yesterday that he has AIDS."I have AIDS," he said. "I am sorry that I have been forced to make this revelation now, at this time."In a news conference yesterday in New York City, Mr. Ashe, 48, said he and his doctors are "95 percent certain" that he contracted HIV during a blood transfusion after a second coronary bypass operation in 1983. He was not aware of his condition until a brain biopsy in September 1988 revealed that he had acquired immune deficiency syndrome, he said.
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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 Los Angeles Times | September 9, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- There is a wall of memorabilia in Rob Anderson's art studio. It reveals poignant details of the painter's life -- and tells the story of what it means to be a gay man in San Francisco today.Sprinkled amid this collection are pictures of the dead -- a former boyfriend, a masseur who advertised "gifted hands," and the model who posed for some of Mr. Anderson's most beautiful pencil sketches. These pictures are hardly shocking here in the epicenter of the epidemic.The shocker is that the artist's own image is not among them -- and may well never be.On June 20, 1979, when San Francisco's gay community was still swinging with sexual freedom and no one had heard of AIDS, Mr. Anderson went to a city health clinic and volunteered his blood for hepatitis research.
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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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