AIDS

Society
5:08 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

4th Annual SpringTINI Benefits Heartland CARES

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Next Thursday Paducah's Heartland CARES, HIV/AIDS care, prevention and community awareness, celebrates its mission and successes with its 4th SpringTINI. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview of the Market House Square event from Heartland CARES Executive Director Andrew Halford and learns why this non-profit organization keeps a low profile.

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Arts
3:06 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Presents Award-Winning Musical RENT

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens a two week run of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT this Thursday. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT deals with mature themes as it follows young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Joshua Byrn and Brad Brauser speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the "Playhouse After Dark" production.

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Arts
3:00 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Holds Auditions for 'After Dark' Production RENT

Director Joshua Byrn on Sounds Good
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The Tony Award-winning rock musical RENT, loosely based on the opera La boheme, follows the story of young artists struggling to survive in New York City and the complications of AIDS. The musical spent twelve years on Broadway and is now being staged at Murray's Playhouse in the Park as part of their After Dark series. Director Joshua Byrn directs and visits Sounds Good to talk about auditions, the show's controversial topics and the overarching theme of "no day but today."

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Health
4:49 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

HIV Awareness Among Minorities a Challenge for Regional Health Educators

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On the 26th annual World AIDS Day, nearly 6,000 Kentuckians are living with HIV according to state data.

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Health
4:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Kynect Benefiting HIV/AIDS Patients, Programs

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The expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act is benefiting a program run by the state that prescribes medication to low-income patients with  HIV and AIDS. 

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Society
4:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Join 'One World Run' for Project AIDS Orphan

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On Saturday, November 23, at 9 am, runners from Paducah will join runners from around the world for the 6th Annual Project AIDS Orphan One World Run. No matter from they hail, everybody running in this 5K and Youth Run, come out for a singular purpose, to assist children in Kenya, home to more than 1 million children orphaned by AIDS. Tracy Ross speaks with Todd Anderson and Paul Bilak of Project AIDS Orphan about the event.

See more on the Project AIDS Orphan website.

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2013 KY General Assembly
7:27 am
Wed February 20, 2013

HIV Testing Bill Clears State House 96-0

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A bill aimed at allowing victims of sexual assault to ask for quick HIV testing of their alleged attackers has cleared the Kentucky House.

Under current laws, only prosecutors can ask for HIV testing of the accused person, and they can only ask after a conviction. The bill would allow a victim or the prosecutor to ask for such a test before a conviction.

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Morning Cram
9:23 am
Thu July 12, 2012

the morning cram [cinder block edition]

Richard Knox NPR

From NPR: AIDS researchers, policymakers and advocates are increasingly convinced that treating HIV is one of the best ways of preventing its spread.

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