Beginning Friday afternoon, Family Health Care, a safety net health care center on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan., will be holding a weekly clinic for people who want to take Truvada, which can cut the risk of infection by 90 percent or more.
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
A stomach procedure, now in clinical trials, could permanently alter the “full feeling” for overweight patients, resulting in long-term weight loss of 30 to 50 pounds. Robin Donnelly, 46, had the POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminol) procedure in March as part of a study at at St. Luke’s Hospital and so far has lost 16 pounds.
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.
A federal Medicaid agency isn't planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.