HIV http://wrvo.org en Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-vows-reduce-number-aids-cases-new-york <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan he hopes will end the AIDS epidemic in New York state by the year 2020, but much of what’s involved in the three-point program is already being done.</span></p><p>The governor's program is called “Bending the Curve," and concentrates on three things: identifying people who test HIV positive; linking those people to healthcare and connecting them to anti-HIV therapy to prevent further transmission; and stopping high-risk behavior among others to keep them HIV negative.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58285 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York This week: reducing complications in diabetes http://wrvo.org/post/week-reducing-complications-diabetes <p>The sharp reduction in diabetic complications is encouraging news for more than 21 million Americans who have been diagnosed with the disease. Federal researchers recently showed about 2/3 fewer heart attacks, 50 percent fewer strokes and amputations, and 30 percent fewer incidents of kidney failure among people with diabetes over the past two decades.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:42:05 +0000 HealthLink on Air 56612 at http://wrvo.org ACR Health trying to expand nutritional education program http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-trying-expand-nutritional-education-program <p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:13:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56449 at http://wrvo.org ACR Health trying to expand nutritional education program AIDS agency to offer services for patients with other chronic diseases http://wrvo.org/post/aids-agency-offer-services-patients-other-chronic-diseases <p>The agency that has helped victims of HIV/AIDS for the past 30 years in central New York will soon be taking on a new responsibility. AIDS Community Resources will be a foot soldier in a revamped Medicaid system in New York state.<br><br>In the next month or so, ARC will begin offering case management services for Medicaid eligible individuals who don't necessarily have AIDS, but who have any chronic health issue.<br><br>It'll mean a name change for AIDS Community Resources, but more importantly, Executive Director Michael Crinnen says it will allow the agency do what it does best -- coordinate care for sufferers of a chronic disease, and hopefully keeping them out of the emergency room. Thu, 30 May 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38643 at http://wrvo.org HIV screening crucial for pregnant women http://wrvo.org/post/hiv-screening-crucial-pregnant-women <p>The <a href="http://www.livescience.com/27626-baby-hiv-cure-implications.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Livesciencecom+%28LiveScience.com+Science+Headline+Feed%29" target="_blank">reported cure</a> of a baby girl born with HIV in Mississippi has sparked excitement in the medical community. Doctors say the apparent disappearance of her infection is due to very early treatment of the infant with standard drug therapies. They say the case is a proof of concept that <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000602.htm" target="_blank">HIV infection</a> could potentially be curable in infants. Sat, 09 Mar 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34498 at http://wrvo.org HIV screening crucial for pregnant women Local activists seek to educate black community about HIV/AIDS http://wrvo.org/post/local-activists-seek-educate-black-community-about-hivaids <p>Half the people who contract HIV in the United States are African-American, according to statistics released last year. Advocates hope&nbsp; National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is today, leads to more education about the disease in the black community.&nbsp; Locally, there will be a push to do just that in Syracuse this weekend. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:00:24 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33008 at http://wrvo.org World AIDS Day remembered, activists worry disease is often forgotten http://wrvo.org/post/world-aids-day-remembered-activists-worry-disease-often-forgotten-0 <p>World AIDS Day was remembered in Syracuse this morning during a service of remembrance. Participants say they are worried that the disease, which has been around for over 30 years now, has become forgotten. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:07:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29895 at http://wrvo.org World AIDS Day remembered, activists worry disease is often forgotten Needle exchange program gives options to individuals in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/needle-exchange-program-gives-options-individuals-syracuse <p>All of New York state is now covered by a needle exchange program sponsored by the state health department.</p><p>Syracuse was one of the last communities to join the &nbsp;program, and so far, it&#39;s working well.</p><p>The program&#39;s big silver van has a small sign that says, &ldquo;Safety First: Syringe Exchange Program.&rdquo; This is where IV drug users and others can exchange their dirty needles for &nbsp;clean ones.</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 15:02:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20090 at http://wrvo.org Needle exchange program gives options to individuals in Syracuse