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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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The City of Columbus and Franklin County are teaming up to provide funding for a struggling program providing clean syringes and other services for drug users. 

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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. 

Editor's note: On June 29, this story was updated to include comment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the transmissibility of hepatitis C virus in semen.

An Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison on June 14 for spitting at Cleveland police and medics, according to a news report.

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CVS Health is facing a federal lawsuit claiming the company unintentionally revealed the HIV status of up to 6 thousand Ohio residents though a prescription mailing. 

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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

Daniel Konik

2017 ends with some big decisions coming out of the Ohio Supreme Court. 

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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.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a law requiring people living with HIV to disclose their status to potential sexual partners is constitutional.

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

The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether the free speech rights of people with HIV violated by a law requiring they disclose their status to potential sexual partners.

Columbus Public Health

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.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County prosecutors have charged an HIV positive man who allegedly used the same needle to give himself and his stepdaughter tattoos.

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

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.