Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

AIDS Activists Hope To Convince Rauner To Forego Cuts

AIDS activists are hoping that Governor Rauner can be convinced to forego cuts in the state’s AIDS treatment and prevention budgets.


Doctor Generic

Large HIV Outbreak In Indiana Linked To Painkiller Abuse

An outbreak of HIV cases in far south east Indiana has been traced largely to addicts using a powerful painkiller.


City health department workers handed out the free condoms at a handful of L stops. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

City Health Workers Hand Out Free Condoms On World AIDS Day

In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS on this World AIDS day, the city of Chicago was giving out free condoms Monday.


Doctor Generic

On Eve Of World AIDS Day, Chicago Ceremony Honors Victims

Many discussions in the medical community are centering around AIDS and HIV with World AIDS Day on Monday.


Johanson Little (Chicago Police Dept.)

Chicago Man Charged With Giving Girlfriend HIV

A Chicago man is facing felony charges after failing to tell his ex-girlfriend that he had HIV and ended up giving her the virus, Cook County prosecutors said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.


A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Rep. Mike Quigley Wants End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Congressman Mike Quigley says it’s about time and chances are good for a lifting of the nationwide ban on blood donations by gays.


AIDS Ribbon

LGBT Community Center Receives $1.6M Grant For HIV/AIDS Outreach

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given a grant of more than $1.6 million to the Center on Halsted LGBT community center, which will use the funds to expand its services for young African-American and Latino men.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

AIDS Ribbon

Chicago Looks Back 30 Years After First AIDS Cases

Three decades after the first official mention of the AIDS virus by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chicago is looking back, and hoping the fourth decade of the disease will be the last.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

AIDS Ribbon

AIDS Advocates, State Rep. Protest Cuts To Assistance

HIV prevention advocates and a state lawmaker are protesting a decision that would dramatically lower the limit for which Illinoisans can qualify for AIDS drug assistance.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

File Photo From Marijuana Rally  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Committee Endorses Medical Marijuana Proposal

An Illinois House panel today voted to approve the use of medical marijuana for individuals who suffer from chronic pain and debilitating medical conditions. The measure now goes to the full House for a vote.


AIDS Ribbon

Report: State Budget Cuts Could Damage AIDS Care

A report Wednesday says state budget cuts could leave thousands of low-income Illinois residents who have the AIDS virus with fewer choices for life-sustaining medicines.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Ryan White

Historians Seek To Learn About Indiana AIDS Patient

Local historians want to conduct interviews about the decision to bar teenager Ryan White from a central Indiana school during the AIDS scare of the 1980s.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2010

World AIDS Day

Chicago Commemorates World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, a time to promote understanding of HIV/AIDS, and the medical, social and political challenges of the disease.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010