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Mar 19

Studying drug-resistant HIV in Los Angeles County

Widespread use of anti-HIV drugs in Los Angeles County could reduce new AIDS cases by almost 40%, but would also double the number of cases in which the virus had developed a resistance to drug therapy, according to a USC and Rand Corp. study. The paper, published Monday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, comes in response to growing support ...
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Mar 11

Study: Bee Venom Kills HIV

Bees could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission. Researchers have discovered that bee venom kills the virus while leaving body cells unharmed, which could lead to an anti-HIV vaginal gel and other treatments. Read the full article at the link below.  ...
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Mar 3

Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured, Say Scientists

 A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2 1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. There's no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus' genetic ...
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Feb 22

Tuberculosis outbreak: Health workers ID 4,650 at risk in L.A.

Health workers have identified about 4,650 people who were probably exposed to a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on downtown Los Angeles' skid row and are trying to track them down for testing and treatment. Read the full article at the link below. ...
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Feb 8

Report Finds Mass Incarceration Undermines Efforts to Address Domestic HIV/AIDS Epidemic

As the nation prepares to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and Housing Works, with support from the Ford Foundation, have released a new report titled “Mass Incarceration, Housing Instability and HIV/AIDS,” examining the intersection between incarceration, homelessness and HIV vulnerability, especially within the African American community. Read the full article ...
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Jan 17

L.A. Council backs creating city ID cards, asks for bids

Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday gave enthusiastic backing to the creation of a controversial city identification card that could be used by illegal immigrants to open banks accounts, borrow library books and pay utility bills. Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Jan 2

White House eases path to residency for some illegal immigrants

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.  Read the full article by clicking on the link below. ...
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Nov 24

N. Hollywood senior housing complex caters to artistic tenants

As the real estate industry ponders ways to cater to an aging population, one company has come up with an unusual amenity for senior housing: a professional theater.In fact, developers of an apartment complex catering to seniors with an artistic bent that has opened in North Hollywood think it may be the region's first pairing of housing and live theater. The ...
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Nov 22

A lifeline in Hollywood for young homeless people

Give thanks for the nearly new Nikes, left abandoned beneath the 101 Freeway overpass. They were just M.J.'s size. He had needed shoes, but had no money to buy them. Give thanks for the tote bag, holding the Vienna sausages that Sam hands M.J. on Hollywood Boulevard. Sam is 4 1/2 months pregnant with her fifth child — their third ...
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Nov 6

Senior Housing Where The Old Go To Flourish, Not Wither

EngAGE is a program in Los Angeles that helps low-income seniors have a happier, more fulfilling, and more creative life than you imagine in your standard nursing home. Getting old in America is rough. Health care expenses, needing extra attention from one’s family, and giving up the comforts of home to move into senior housing amount to an experience that can ...
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