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WDBJ7 anchor/reporterH-I-V and AIDS is a battle a lot of people don't know they're fighting because they haven't been tested. That's why one group is trying to raise awareness and make outreach about the diseases more inviting. The Drop In Center devotes itself to...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterSouthwest Virginia has seen an explosion in HIV and AIDS cases over the past several years, but a new report suggest education and outreach programs may be making a measurable difference. The Drop-In Center in Roanoke is one of several agencies that...
Tags: HIV, Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia)
WDBJ7 ReporterOrphaned children from Africa are taking their story of abandonment on the road. Instead of hiding from the world these kids use song and dance to tell an extraordinary story of survival and faith. Their talent is reminiscent of Broadway. Loud singing,...
WDBJ7 ReporterIt may be the largest quilt in the world, covering more than one million feet and weighing 54 tons. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now in our area paying tribute to thousands who have died of the disease. In Southern Virginia, more than 200 people are...
Tags: U.S. Congress, HIV, Human Interest
ReporterMany young people have H-I-V but don't know it. That's according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control which contains surprising numbers. It found that 25% of new HIV infections in the U.S. are people between the ages of 13 and 24. Most...
WDBJ7 Sports DirectorThere's been plenty of angst and hand wringing in the Hokie nation over the last four days thanks to two Tech losses in three weeks. But here's a subtle reminder that football is just a game. Tech defensive tackles Derrick Hopkins and Zack McCray, along...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Sports, Hispaniola, Football, Travel
Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
Liberace, Rock Hudson, and Ryan White are three names associated with AIDS. Since the 1980's, 600,000 people have died of AIDS, but you don't hear much about it these days. The scary reality is that there is no cure and the number of new HIV cases is...
Anchor/ReporterIt is still the one epidemic where its stigma scares people into silence. In Virginia, that silence has come at a cost, especially in the black community. Recently, WDBJ traveled along with the Drop-In Center, an organization in Roanoke where workers...
Email Hollani Follow Hollani on FacebookHollani Davis is co-anchor of WDBJ7 at 11, and anchors My19 at 10 p.m.Since joining Your Hometown News Leader in 2006, Hollani has anchored several high-profile events, including the 2011 deadly shootings on the...
WDBJ7 ReporterA health clinic in Danville has a lot to smile about tonight. The Piedmont Access to Heath Services, or PATHS, has been awarded a $2.4 million federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. PATHS offers dental work, health services to...
Tags: Health, Hospitals and Clinics
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's been nearly three decades since HIV and AIDS first came to light in the United States. Despite the awareness, the number of cases in this region is going up instead of down in recent years. "We've seen a spike in the HIV incident rates in the city...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Health, HIV
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