HIV http://nhpr.org en HIV In New Hampshire: A Problem For 'Over There' http://nhpr.org/post/hiv-new-hampshire-problem-over-there <p></p><p>Three decades after the start of a global epidemic, roughly 35 million people are living with HIV worldwide, and more than a million in the United States. New Hampshire maintains one of the lowest rates of infection in the country, but stigma and misinformation about the virus persist locally.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As an AIDS outreach worker with Dartmouth Hitchcock in Nashua, Jean </span>Adie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> works against those forces. &nbsp;</span></p><p>She acts out a typical interaction:</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:15:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 40322 at http://nhpr.org HIV In New Hampshire: A Problem For 'Over There' Town of Gilsum & AIDS Group Home Reach Settlement http://nhpr.org/post/town-gilsum-aids-group-home-reach-settlement <p>A group home for people with HIV and Hepatitis C has settled its legal battle with the <a href="http://www.gilsum.org/">Town Of Gilsum</a>. Under the terms of the settlement, <a href="http://www.asmronline.org/">AIDS Services of the Monadnock Region </a>will be able to continue operating the Cleve Jones Wellness House.</p><p>The town had denied the facility a property tax exemption after receiving the necessary application several days late.</p><p>But documents requested by lawyers showed that other non-profits in the small community were granted an exemption despite their late filings.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:13:04 +0000 Todd Bookman 8420 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Promotes HIV Testing http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-department-health-and-human-services-promotes-hiv-testing <p>June 27&nbsp;is National HIV Testing Day and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is leading a statewide effort to help residents get tested.</p><p>Seventeen New Hampshire testing sites are offering a rapid-response oral HIV test. The screening requires only a saliva swab and produces results in 20 minutes. If the test comes back positive, then the next step is a blood test. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:58:27 +0000 Tina Forbes 7640 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Promotes HIV Testing A Step Forward For Gene Therapy To Treat HIV http://nhpr.org/post/step-forward-gene-therapy-treat-hiv Millions of people around the world are living with HIV, thanks to drug regimens that suppress the virus. Now there's a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/opinion/04iht-edsinoussi04.html">new push</a> to eliminate HIV from patients' bodies altogether. That would be a true cure.<p>We're not there yet. Wed, 02 May 2012 19:14:00 +0000 Richard Knox 4036 at http://nhpr.org A Step Forward For Gene Therapy To Treat HIV Becoming complacent about AIDS http://nhpr.org/post/becoming-complacent-about-aids <p>Today, more HIV positive people can disclose their status without shame and stigma. But there’s a downside to those advances. Relaxed attitudes toward HIV may be contributing to a trend of complacency toward the disease, even here in the United States. The centers for disease control estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States, and one in five is unaware of their infection.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 16:46:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 773 at http://nhpr.org Becoming complacent about AIDS