Abounding Prosperity promotes HIV prevention

Posted on 10 Mar 2011 at 6:47pm

DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Abounding Prosperity will launch its new initiative, “Dallas Taking Control,” at a town hall meeting that will be held next week in conjunction with the first South Dallas AIDS walk. Kirk Myers, Abounding Prosperity’s CEO, said his organization is the only African-American run AIDS organization in South Dallas. The [...]

Walking into the future

Posted on 17 Feb 2011 at 8:15pm

READY, SET, WALK | AOC Executive Director Allan Gould and AIDS Walk Coordinator Penny Rowell are hoping this year’s fundraising walk will be the best yet. (Tammye Nash/Dallas Voice) AOC’s 2011 AIDS Walk will kick off the agency’s 25th anniversary year TAMMYE NASH | Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com Tarrant County’s AIDS Outreach Center marks its 25th anniversary [...]

SF encourages gay men to use female condoms

Posted on 16 Feb 2011 at 12:09pm

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco health officials are stepping up the fight against spread of sexually transmitted diseases by urging the use of a more comfortable, redesigned female condom. The city is the nation’s first to encourage use of the new FC2 condom by women and gay men. The San Francisco Chronicle says [...]

HIV meds program on state’s chopping block

Posted on 10 Feb 2011 at 2:21pm

Ending assistance could cost communities millions in added ER care and hospitalization, advocates say DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Some of the more extreme budget cutters would like to eliminate the program that helps people without insurance receive life-sustaining medications, as the Texas Legislature struggles to pass a balanced budget. “That would be called [...]

Va. closes new enrollment for AIDS drug program

Posted on 11 Jan 2011 at 6:47pm

Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health says that it’s been forced to close new enrollment into its AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which provides HIV-related medication for low-income people. There are some exceptions, including allowing pregnant women and children 18 years old and younger to continue to enroll in the program. The [...]

Oak Cliff HIV doc takes over Bellos’ practice

Posted on 09 Dec 2010 at 7:08pm

Experienced HIV doc says denial of insurance claims forcing him to leave his Oak Lawn practice DAVID TAFFET  |  taffet@dallasvoice.com Bellos.Nick As of Dec. 15, patients of Dr. Nick Bellos will have a new primary care physician. Dr. Stockton Roberts will head the practice. Over the last several years, Bellos, said, Blue Cross has denied [...]

AOC workers honored by Tarrant County Health Department

Posted on 09 Dec 2010 at 7:00pm

World AIDS Day presentation honored two for their work to stop the spread of HIV AIDS Awareness | The Tarrant County Public Health Department honored Bea Lampka for her work with Latino and Hispanic communities. Fort Worth — The Tarrant County Public Health Department has honored two AIDS Outreach Center outreach workers for their longterm service to [...]

HIV-positive LA porn actor calls for condom use

Posted on 09 Dec 2010 at 6:50pm

Follow-up care was promised but actor says he received none from industry’s clinic Associated Press LOS ANGELES — An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV says he now wishes he had known more about the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the industry and is calling for mandatory condom use in porn [...]

WATCH: Gay porn actor calls for condom use

Posted on 09 Dec 2010 at 10:57am

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV says he now wishes he had known more about the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the industry and is calling for mandatory condom use in porn films. Derrick Burts, 24, identified himself to the Los Angeles Times as the [...]

Truvada breakthrough gets mixed reaction from local docs, advocates

Posted on 25 Nov 2010 at 5:26pm

Report that drug could protect HIV-negative men from infection is good news, but concerns remain over long-term effects, some say David Taffet  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com REMEMBERING THEIR NAMES | Two unidentified visitors console each other at the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display in October 1989 in Washington, D.C. Panels from the Quilt will be on [...]