Posts Tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

Whitman-Walker Health to Hold World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil Tonight

HIV diagnoses are trending down in D.C.

Study: D.C. Needle Exchange Dropped HIV Transmission Rates

“Needle exchanges are tremendous for marginalized populations who don’t have access to health care."

Cornell Jones Fights Back Against D.C.

Being accused of being an HIV/AIDS profiteer, of sorts, would make some flinch. But Cornell Jones has struck back. You think he stole $300,000 from the city? Well, now he wants $2 million from it.
Last week, the District filed a civil suit accusing Jones, a legendary D.C. gangster who "went straight" and now runs Miracle Hands Inc.—a [...]

Stadium Club Started as HIV/AIDS Nonprofit?


A District nonprofit that provides various social services took HIV/AIDS money to fix up a warehouse that's now a strip club. That's according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan. Nathan is suing reformed city gangster Cornell Jones and his nonprofit—Miracle Hands—for $1 million because of the alleged shenanigans involved.
In court documents [...]

D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Still At Epidemic Levels

A new D.C. Department of Health report out this week found the number of new HIV/AIDS cases reported in the District has fallen by half, the second straight year in which there were fewer new HIV/AIDS diagnoses than the year before. But D.C. still has enough cases of the disease to qualify as an epidemic [...]

Gay Men Should Get HIV Tests Twice a Year, City Says

With new statistics showing alarming levels of HIV infection among the estimated 36,500 District men who have gay sex, the city is recommending that they be tested for the virus twice yearly.
A new report [PDF] indicates that 14 percent of men who have sex with men (aka MSMs) test positive for HIV—"a rate five times [...]