HIV/AIDS

AIDS awareness ribbon
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The Ingham County Health Department is launching a new public outreach campaign in hopes of dispelling myths about people living with HIV. 


City of Jackson Looks At Needle Exchange Program

Apr 11, 2019
Jackson
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The city council in Jackson has begun reviewing a plan to allow programs to give substance abusers clean needles in exchange for used ones.

Kalamazoo County health officials say nearly 400 residents are positive for H-I-V. But some may not know it. The county will participate in National H-I-V Testing Day on Wednesday.

medical stethescope
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Medical experts in Michigan say reducing the stigma of HIV is key to stopping the spread of the disease.


HIV test photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

To mark World AIDS Day, several members of the Lansing city council are publicly being tested for HIV today.

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Joel Murr photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday is National HIV Testing Day, and the Ingham County Health Department is offering free, confidential tests.


Needle
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The Lansing City Council voted Monday to approve a needle exchange program aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and other infections.

 

Drug paraphernalia is considered illegal under Michigan state law, except in the case of needle exchange programs. The council’s decision last night put the city ordinance in line with that state law.

 

Needle Exchange program
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Lansing is moving forward on plans to bring a needle exchange program to the city.

AIDS quilt photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Museum

The entire 48,000-plus panels of the AIDS quilt were last displayed nearly 20 years ago in Washington D.C. On this World AIDS day, the MSU Museum has been loaned a portion of them to display for the next 10 days. We speak with a curator of the Museum about how quilts capture the emotions of an underrepresented population.


Stethoscope photo
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In an effort to raise awareness on World AIDS Day, WKAR’s Brooke Allen spoke to Dr. Susan Peters of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department about the number of Michigan residents living with HIV and the importance of HIV testing.


Neighbors in Action: Lansing Area AIDS Network

Jun 15, 2016
Courtesy Lansing Area AIDS Network

Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN), is dedicated to the delivery of services and programs designed to meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

A Michigan State University research team has helped identify a protein that may show some promise in the fight to eliminate HIV infection. We talk with Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng from the MSU Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and local journalist and HIV activist Todd Heywood.


MI advocates work for "AIDS-free generation"

Dec 1, 2014
Flickr - Ted Eytan

It’s been 30 years since scientists discovered HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. At the height of the American AIDS epidemic in the 1980's and early 1990's, an HIV positive diagnosis was essentially a death sentence. Today, advances in treatment have greatly improved outcomes for people living with HIV, but the pandemic is far from over. We still have around 800 new infections every year in Michigan alone.

Flickr- NIAID

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Across Michigan this weekend there will be events and opportunities for free HIV tests, including Ingham County, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the state.

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