AIDS HIV

Arts & Culture
3:53 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

New Art Exhibit in Milwaukee Uses Condoms To Create Conversations

The new "Preservatif" exhibition opens today at The Fortress where you can see how 22 artists used condoms to create conversations through art.
Credit Eric Baillies / nikijohnson.com

It is World AIDS Day, and the devastation the disease has caused around the globe is sobering and grim. But there is cause for quite a lot of hope as education and new advancements in medicine help those infected live healthier lives.

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Health & Science
3:27 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Tim Gunn Helps Wisconsin 'Make It Work' In The Fight Against AIDS

This Sunday, thousands will participate in the 25th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin along the Lakefront, with Honorary Chair Tim Gunn.
Credit aidswalkwis.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1.1 million people in this country over age 13 are living with an HIV infection, including as many as 207,000 who are living with it but have not yet been diagnosed.

The diagnosis of AIDS today is no longer necessarily the death sentence that it was when the disease emerged on a wide scale in the 1980s, but that does not mean it is not a personal and public health challenge.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Performances to Mark 30 Years of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Mezzo Soprano Leslie Fitzwater, rehearsing with the One Voice Community Choir
Credit John Paradowski

Dozens of Performers will take the stage Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield.

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Health & Science
1:19 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Homelessness, Housing, and HIV: What are the Connections?

There's a connection between homeless and those affected by HIV. Can housing programs change that?
Credit ttfnrob, flickr

Earlier this week, we heard about the effectiveness of one Milwaukee-based organization in helping the quality of life for AIDS patients.  The strength of the work of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin lies in its so-called “medical home” model, in which a variety of services, from medical care to pharmacy to mental health support, are provided under one roof. But reaching and helping people with HIV and AIDS can be especially challenging, when we’re talking about the homeless population.

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Health & Science
11:18 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Baldwin Wants to Lift Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

The U.S. has not allowed gay men to donate blood since the 1980s - when HIV and AIDS cases grew, because gay men had a higher rate of infection than the general population.

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