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  • Three Louisiana men indicted for scheme to sell stolen HIV meds

    October 6, 2016 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Federal prosecutors say four people, including three Louisiana residents, were indicted for conspiracy to sell stolen HIV medicine. According to United States Attorney Walt Green, 35-year-old Alvin Watts,III, 35-year-old Troy Taylor, 37-year-old Broderick "Chris" Landry and 38-year-old Francis Asiedu Debrah were indicted with conspiracy to possess,... more »
  • Woman runs over boyfriend after she finds out he's HIV-positive

    June 16, 2016 11:26 AM

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - A woman is in police custody after she was caught on camera running over the man she had been having a sexual relationship with after she found out he was HIV positive. 43-year-old Misty Lee Wilke was indicted by a grand jury on May 10 on... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl, exposing her to HIV

    June 9, 2016 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was arrested after he was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, intentionally exposing her to HIV in the process. 47-year-old Larry Williams Jr. was booked on four counts of first degree rape, molestation of a juvenile and four counts of intentional exposure... more »
  • Study finds anti-AIDS vaginal ring partially protects women

    February 22, 2016 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say women who inserted a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month were partially protected against HIV infection. Two large studies in Africa found the effect was modest, reducing overall HIV infection by about a third. But surprisingly, the ring worked far better... more »
  • Porn workers urge California not to require condom use

    February 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Scores of porn actors, writers, directors and producers are imploring state officials not to make them use condoms in films, saying it will criminalize and perhaps even destroy their multibillion-dollar industry. They delivered their message before a state Division of Occupational Safety and Health hearing Thursday in... more »
  • 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 »

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