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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: Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia), AIDS
Thursday is national black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Roanoke is taking part in it. The Drop-In Center is hosting a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Drop-In Center is located at 356 Campbell Avenue in downtown...
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: AIDS, U.S. Congress, Human Interest
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThis Saturday you can get some medical tests for FREE. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem is offering blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. They're also doing vision, glaucoma, and diabetes testing as well as checking hearing and...
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...
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...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThe number of HIV cases in Southwest Virgnia is going up faster than in other parts of Virginia. Because of that, money is being spent on a new campaign to try and stop the spread. You may have seen part of the campaign in your local newspaper or...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Diseases and Illnesses
Wednesday is National H-I-V Testing Day. But do you know how simple the test is or where you can get tested? You're about to find out. What is the test like? The oral test is simple, according to Pam Meador, Director at the Drop in Center on Campbell...
Tags: Health, Walmart, Drugs and Medicines
LIVE CHAT: Talk with man who has been living with HIV, and a counselor Starting at 12:30 p.m. today, WDBJ7.com will be hosting a live chat...
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...
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