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HIV Testing To Become Standard At One Chicago Hospital

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on what one Chicago hospital is doing to make people aware if they are HIV-positive.

06/27/2014

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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.

04/24/2014

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NU Scientist Creates New Birth Control That Could Protect Women From STIs

Imagine a birth control device that could also protect women against sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. A Northwestern scientist didn’t just imagine it, he created it.

03/12/2014

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E Condom: New Device Delivers Electrical Impulse During Sex

Two researchers have developed a prototype condom that delivers small electronic impulses to the penis during sex.

02/26/2014

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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.

01/31/2014

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HIV-Positive Cicero Detective Charged With Not Disclosing Status To Sex Partner

An HIV-positive Cicero police detective faces felony charges, for allegedly having unprotected sex with a man who did not know the detective was infected.

03/14/2013

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Bill On Quinn’s Desk Would Allow Court Access To HIV Test Results In Some Cases

A bill approved by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly would make HIV test results available to the court system for certain criminal cases.

06/13/2012

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Chicago Gets $1 Million Grant For HIV Testing

Chicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.

01/30/2012

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Oak Park Cop Bitten By HIV-Positive Man

An Oak Park police officer is OK after being bitten by an HIV-positive prisoner during post-arrest processing.

11/28/2011

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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

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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

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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

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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.

03/09/2011

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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

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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

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Lawsuit: Jail Inmate Denied HIV Meds

A former inmate is suing the Cook County Jail, claiming he didn’t receive the medication he needed while behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2010

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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

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UIC Gets $7M Grant To Test And Treat Inmates For HIV

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study effective ways to seek, test, and treat inmates with HIV.

10/20/2010