Posts tagged "AIDS"

Lloyd Kelly, once investigated by the Reporter, now indicted for mismanaging AIDS funds

Lloyd Kelly, once investigated by the Reporter, now indicted for mismanaging AIDS funds
When The Chicago Reporter first wrote about Lloyd Kelly in 2009, he was one piece in a noxious puzzle that led to the failure of one of the first AIDS programs for black communities in Illinois. Kelly was the co-founder and executive director of the Let’s Talk, Let’s Test Foundation, the number one recipient of... Read more »

Social justice the Rx for racial health-care gap, Cook County medical chief says

Social justice the Rx for racial health-care gap, Cook County medical chief says
African Americans in Chicago suffer from high rates of HIV/AIDS, diabetes and hypertension, as well as childhood obesity and infant mortality. Because they’re disproportionately low-income, they are less likely to have health insurance, and even fewer have dental coverage, according to a fact sheet produced by chief medical officer of the Cook County Department of... Read more »

STD disclosure bill for inmates aims to help communities hit hardest by illnesses

It’s been almost a year since the Illinois Department of Corrections changed its policy on HIV testing, deciding to automatically test all incoming inmates unless they specifically refused. In other states, this so-called opt-out policy has helped identify infected inmates who otherwise might not know they were HIV positive. With more infomation, the goal is... Read more »
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Cook County releases HIV/AIDS data

The number of Cook County residents living with the HIV virus doubled to 3,474 between 2000 and 2008, according to a report released last week by the Cook County Department of Public Health. The data show new infections rising substantially among men, African Americans and Latinos, 20- to 29-year-olds, and among men who have sex... Read more »

HIV leading cause of death for black women 25 to 34

Photo illustration by Joe Gallo Historically considered a gay man’s disease, HIV has a different face in Illinois. The virus is the leading cause of death for black women between the ages of 25 and 34, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data cited by Medill students Camille M. Doty and Jessica Krinke. Doty... Read more »