AIDS

Sean Sandefur

Tomorrow marks National HIV Testing Day throughout the country. It’s estimated that 1.2 million Americans have the disease and about 14 percent of those individuals don’t know they’re infected. 


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Kansas Health Department Cuts Most Free HIV Testing

Jan 28, 2013

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has stopped providing free HIV/AIDS testing for most Kansas counties.

As part of national HIV awareness month in July Morning Edition has been looking at the state of the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

This morning we hear about how a recent change in public policy intended to reform HIV care will deplete services in Kansas and many other mid-western states.

Two years ago the Obama Administration released the nation’s first ever strategy to combat HIV and AIDS.

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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and two sites in Wichita will be offering free screenings along with extra goodies for anyone who gets tested.

While free HIV screenings are available at various sites across the county any day, KU School of Medicine Wichita and Hunter Health Clinic will be offering a little extra incentive on National HIV Testing Day.

Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we complete a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS.  Today we hear from Dawn, a wife and mother living with the disease who found out she was pregnant and HIV positive on the same day.  There is an event to acknowledge the local and national history of HIV, celebrate the advances in care, and remember those who have been lost, Thursday evening beginning at 6:30. 

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Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we continue a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS.  Today we hear from Cody Patton, executive director of Positive Directions. Positive Directions is a social service agency that provides support services to those living with HIV and outreach education to the community.  There is an event to acknowledge the local and national history of HIV, celebrate the advances in care, and remember those who have been

Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we start a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS. Today we hear from Teresa Romey, the Ryan White Part D Case Manager at the KU School of Medicine Wichita.