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HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion, Technology, University Life

Recently it has been revealed that the dating site Grindr has released users' HIV status, which is another extreme breach of privacy in our digital age.

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On 9/11, 2,606 people died in New York City. To date, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have died of AIDS. The New York City AIDS Memorial holds no names, because their tragedies were hidden as cultural blasphemy.

CMEP’s New Therapist Adds to Its Wealth of Student Resources

CMEP’s New Therapist Adds to Its Wealth of Student Resources

By Alesha Bradford, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) offers health and academic services for students of various social identities—including HIV testing and a 24-hour bias response line.

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

By Maria Torres, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU researchers predict Colombia will be the next country to experience an AIDS epidemic due to the increased use of heroin.

Problems remain in privatized healthcare

Problems remain in privatized healthcare

By Mandy Freebairn, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While it's encouraging that another HIV drug company is offering medicine at a more affordable price, private healthcare needs to be revisited.

Researchers link HIV influx to Craigslist

By Zoe Thompson, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under News

Researchers from NYU and the University of Minnesota conducted a study that linked Craigslist personal ads with as many as 6,000 new cases of HIV across the country each year.

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada, a drug used to treat HIV by making it more difficult for the virus to multiply, as a preventative against infection. Since then, there has been a significant debate over who should be taking the drug, with the majority of the discussion c...

Study shows HIV program success

Study shows HIV program success

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

An NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research study released on Feb. 21 said programs such as drug counseling, needle exchanges and rehab have a higher effect on the reduction of HIV transmission and death of heterosexuals as opposed to any other solution. According to the study, little researc...

Heavy regulations impede genome testing

Heavy regulations impede genome testing

February 25, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In the past four years, 15 companies that offered direct-to-consumer personal genome tests have stopped sales, and only two other companies continue to provide results on genetic markers for health risks. Just one of these, 23andme, still uses an at-home collection method. Until this past November, the company marketed genomic tests as a method of ...

India leads by example with vaccinations

India leads by example with vaccinations

February 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last month, India celebrated a milestone for the nation. For the past three years, India has not had a single case of polio, making the country officially polio-free. This is a landmark achievement for both the Indian government and the volunteers who have promoted the benefits of vaccinations and di...

Ban against gay men donating blood should be dropped

Ban against gay men donating blood should be dropped

October 3, 2013


Filed under Opinion

One of my friends was recently turned away from a blood drive when he disclosed he was gay and sexually active. Although he has tested negative for HIV, the group running the blood drive would not allow him to participate. They told him it was simply a cautionary measure. Since 1977, the Food and Drug Admin...

College of Dentistry professor, team research HIV-1 cell reproduction

College of Dentistry professor, team research HIV-1 cell reproduction

September 24, 2013


Filed under News

College of Dentistry professor David Levy led a team of researchers who discovered a way HIV-1 reproduces itself, which may eventually lead to possibilities to kill off the virus before it develops into AIDS. The researchers published their study, “An HIV-1 replication pathway utilizing revers...

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