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  • Charlie Sheen says he has HIV virus

    November 17, 2015 9:34 AM

    NEW YORK- Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen says he has the HIV virus. In an interview Tuesday, the 50-year-old Sheen says he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. He was... more »
  • 13-year-old tests positive for HIV after rape, suspect arrested Play Video

    November 4, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday night, accused of raping a 13-year-old girl two months ago. All of this came to light after she tested positive for HIV, as she sought help from the attack. Justin Posey turned himself in to investigators late last night. tonight, he's... more »
  • Man accused of intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS virus

    June 17, 2015 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of knowingly infecting another person with the HIV/AIDS virus. Law enforcement said they were contacted by a 23-year-old male victim in April who said he had been intentionally infected with the sexually transmitted virus by 23-year-old Christopher Ridgley. The victim... more »
  • Parole denied for man convicted of injecting woman with HIV

    June 12, 2015 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Lafayette physician who was convicted 17 years ago for injecting his girlfriend with HIV and Hepatitis C has been denied parole. The Advertiser reports a three-person panel on Thursday unanimously denied parole for 66-year-old Richard Schmidt. Schmidt is serving a 50-year sentence for attempted second-degree... more »
  • Man wanted for shooting death of 13-year-old

    April 5, 2015 5:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police are looking for a 19-year-old man accused of firing into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at a park. Keandre Broadway was shot in the torso Saturday and died at University Health Medical Center Police said Sunday they have a warrant for... more »
  • Merck grants free license for pediatric HIV drug

    February 24, 2015 2:06 AM

    KENILWORTH, N.J. - Drugmaker Merck has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus. The Medicines Patent Pool works with brand-name drugmakers to make their HIV medicines affordable... more »
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    July 22, 2014 2:05 AM

    There is more good news about the HIV treatment pills that are used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus. Researchers say that taking these prevention pills does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The results come... more »
  • Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

    July 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    JACKSON, Fla. - A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for several years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might... more »
  • Fighting back against HIV/AIDS in Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 26, 2014 9:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - HIV and AIDS continues to be a major problem in Baton Rouge, but the organizers of the Summer Health Jam want to change that. Rodney Blueford, who's lived with the deadly disease for more than three decades, stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the event.... more »
  • Men's Health Month with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - June is Men's Health Month. In accordance, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is hosting a pair of events focusing on men's health. John F. Smith and Kathy Victorian stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the events. The first is a prostate... more »
  • HIV patients get temporary reprieve with lawsuit

    February 25, 2014 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has received assurances that three insurance companies won't immediately stop accepting premium payments from a federal program that helps HIV and AIDS patients cover costs. After receiving the pledge that no payments would be rejected before April 1, U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson... more »
  • La. HIV patients have difficulty getting insurance

    February 19, 2014 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People in Louisiana with HIV or AIDS are facing roadblocks in getting health insurance through the online marketplace created under the federal health law. Most participating insurance companies say they won't accept payment from a federal program that helps the patients cover their health costs. The decision started... more »
  • Rev. Al Sharpton coming to BR at end of month

    February 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Reverend Al Sharpton will visit Baton Rouge at the end of February to discuss AIDS and HIV as a civil rights issue. It's part of a nationwide town hall effort from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation with local clergy and politicians. The Baton Rouge meeting will... more »
  • 18 arrested for selling sex, one for exposing people to AIDS Play Video

    July 26, 2013 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Eighteen people were booked into parish prison Friday, charged with selling sex on the streets. The FBI participated in the roundup with city police and sheriff's deputies. The federal agency would not release specific details, only saying more would be released Monday about the arrests and a... more »
  • Push continues for HIV testing in Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 27, 2013 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Millicent Foster is all smiles as she tells a story that would bring most people to tears. "I got to where I couldn't stand up on my feet. I started having this fluid draining from the pores of my skin and my scalp. I lost all of... more »
  • Free HIV tests offered in Baton Rouge

    June 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge residents can get free HIV testing on Saturday and Thursday, which is National HIV Testing Day. The Advocate reports that on Saturday the tests can be taken from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kernan Park Health Fair, 333 Kernan Ave. On Thursday, tests will... more »
  • Shedding light on HIV and AIDS in Louisiana Play Video

    April 4, 2013 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today the director of the HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two, or HAART, helped shed some light on the disease. Executive Director Timothy Young talked about why Baton Rouge leads the country in cases per capita. He says one reason why it's high is because these... more »
  • Report: Baton Rouge second in HIV cases

    January 17, 2013 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the Baton Rouge metro area ranks second among major United States metro areas for new HIV infection diagnoses. The report, released Jan. 10, is based on 2010 data of all U.S. metropolitan areas with more... more »

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