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Public News Service - OH: HIV/AIDS Prevention

Pre-Exposure prophylaxis can be up to 98 percent effective at preventing HIV infections. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health care advocates in Ohio are excited about a promising treatment to prevent the spread of HIV. Pre-Exposure prophylaxis, called PrEP, is a medication regimen that includes an anti-viral medication commonly used to treat those already diagnosed with HIV. Lindsay Marcus

Medical experts say continued access to health care is important for those with an HIV diagnosis. <br />(Wheeler Cowperthwaite/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The latest roadblock in efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act has many Ohioans living with HIV and AIDS relieved, but still concerned about what's next. The Senate's failure to repeal and replace the ACA is a victory for many of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in th

In Ohio, 3.4 percent of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but support groups predict the number actually is much higher. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – June is National LGBTQ Pride Month, and health care advocates in Ohio are promoting the importance of both pride and prevention within the LGBTQ community. In Ohio, 3.4 percent of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but support groups predict the num

About 22,000 Ohioans are currently living with HIV. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first detection of HIV. And while research has changed the outcomes for those living with HIV, experts say there is much more work to do. Today is World AIDS Day, an annual observance to support people living with HIV, remember tho

Ohio's rate of new HIV infections is slightly higher than the national average. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has the resources needed to stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but according to new research from the Center for Community Solutions, there's no one steering the ship. Despite advances in treating and preventing the disease, the report finds about 4,000 Ohioans are

IMAGE: World AIDS Day is being marked this week in Ohio, and an event in Cleveland will raise awareness about the continued HIV/AIDS epidemic.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – AIDS first came to light 30 years ago, and events this week in Ohio are drawing attention to the continuing epidemic. Better investments in treatment and research are helping the tens of thousands of Ohioans with HIV/AIDS to lead productive lives, but newly diagnosed cases c

GRAPHIC: Infograph on HIV infections among youth.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Too many young people continue to become infected with HIV, and too few are tested, according to a new government report. The data was released by the Centers for Disease Control, ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1. The report says 60 percent of youth living with the virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Many Ohioans will join people across the globe today in commemorating World AIDS Day, an annual event designed to unite people in the fight against HIV and remember those who have died. AIDS was first diagnosed in the United States 30 years ago. Since then, says Bill Hardy, preside

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