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A new United Nations report warns that more diseases that pass from animals to humans, such as COVID-19, are likely to emerge as habitats are ravaged by wildlife exploitation, unsustainable farming practices and climate change.

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The state Medical Board is accepting new petitions through December 31 seeking to add illnesses as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. 

The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.

There's been a lot of excitement lately that the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR could offer a new way to treat health problems ranging from cancer to blindness.

But there hasn't been much direct scientific evidence in actual patients about whether it might work or would be safe — until now.

Chinese scientists have published the first report in a scientific journal of an attempt to use CRISPR-edited cells in a patient — a 27-year-old man who is HIV-positive.

Trump administration health officials are spelling out their ambitious plan to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within the next 10 years.

The plan would target 48 counties where the rate of HIV spread is the highest, along with Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Seven states with high rates of HIV in rural areas would also be targeted, including Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina and Mississippi.

About 9.4 million people are likely HIV-positive and don't know it. That's a key finding from a new report from UNAIDS — and it's why the theme of this month's World AIDS Day is "Know your HIV status."

Saturday is the 30th annual World AIDS Day. 

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed with the Ohio Court of Claims against CVS Caremark and the Ohio Department of Health over a mailing that may have publicly disclosed the identities of 6 thousand  HIV patients. 

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The City of Columbus has again received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's latest Municipal Equality Index

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Health officials say more than 1.5 million free needles have been handed out to 3 thousand Columbus drug users to help stop the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases.

A Columbus man has been indicted for felonious assault for allegedly having sex with a Westerville woman while infected with the HIV virus.

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Several events are being held around Columbus today to mark World AIDS Day, an annual observance to raise awareness, support people living with HIV-AIDS, remember those who have died, and encourage others to get tested.

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic.

The Ohio Secretary of State's office says backers of an AIDS drug price ballot issue have problems with their petitions. 

The state says three organizations have received more than $1 million in federal funds to provide housing assistance and limited case management services for Ohioans with HIV and AIDS. 

Health Officials Urged Continued AIDS Testing, Education

Dec 2, 2013

Sunday marked the 25th annual World AIDS Day.