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West Park Avenue looks like an idyllic Columbus street: A-tree lined boulevard cuts through the middle, and every house has a porch and a small front yard.

But looking closer, it’s clear the neighborhood has been hit by the opioid crisis. A few houses are boarded up, and orange caps from syringes litter the sidewalk.

AIDS Memorial Quilt at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2012.
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The Akron Pride Festival is bringing sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to the Summit County Courthouse this week. The quilt, which was started 30 years ago, includes the names of 96,000 people who have died from AIDS.

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Mozaic, Ohio’s first standalone transgender and gender non-conforming health and community center, officially opens its doors Friday.

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It’s drizzling at Camp Sunrise, Ohio’s only camp for kids affected by HIV and AIDS, but the rain hasn’t dampened spirits for reunion day.

Editor's note: On June 29, this story was updated to include comment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the transmissibility of hepatitis C virus in semen.

An Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison on June 14 for spitting at Cleveland police and medics, according to a news report.

When Ronson Rowley was a teen, he said he used to sneak into a nightclub called the Ten Bar. “It was the only black gay club here in Indianapolis,” he recalled. One night he ran into his uncle.

“He looked me dead in the face,” he recalled. “And [he] said what are you doing here? I said, the same thing you’re doing here.”


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Public investment in HIV/AIDS research drove decades of progress that transformed the lives of individuals living with the chronic disease, how will proposed budget cuts effect the road to a cure? A new study indicates that children who spend more time playing outside are at lower risk of developing sight problems later in life.

Then, author Ann Kaiser Stearns joins us to discuss how more and more Americans are adapting to their role as caretakers of aging family members.

The Ohio Supreme Court says a law requiring people living with HIV to disclose their status to potential sexual partners is constitutional and doesn’t violate free speech rights.

Brad Higgins has been groundskeeper at Jameson Camp for 20 years. Back when he started, the subject of HIV and AIDS was so loaded with stigma that lots of people wouldn't talk about the disease, sometimes even within families.

Every summer the camp hosts one special sleep-away week for kids affected by HIV or AIDS. Each of those years, he would watch campers and their parents have tough conversations in the car before getting dropped off at the camp in Indianapolis.

HIV/AIDS History And The Normal Heart

Mar 16, 2017

This week marks the 30 year anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, a landmark treatment for HIV/AIDS. We discuss the history of the disease and how it is treated and discuss The Short North Stage’s production of the play, “The Normal Heart,” which documents the early days of the AIDS Crisis.

The Normal Heart at the Short North Stage will have performances on March 16 and 17 at 8 pm and on March 19 at 2 and 7 pm.

Guests:

11:00 March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to consider the often overlooked impact of the disease on females. With innovative treatments and the recent " functional cure" of a baby born with AIDS, the future looks promising. On this hour, we'll look at the latest findings in HIV/AIDS research. Guests

Combating AIDS in Ohio

Sep 27, 2012

10:00 On this hour, we're talking about AIDS and HIV in Ohio. We'll take a look at the social climate and treatments available now, 30 years since the epidemic first took hold. Who’s at risk and what’s being done to combat the disease? Guests

Franklin County Judge Blocks AIDS Medication Program Changes.

Dec 1, 2011

A judge has blocked the Ohio Department of Health from implementing new rules for an HIV/AIDS medication program for low-income patients until a public hearing is held. In his ruling, Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Timothy addresses proposals to allow the department to create a waiting-list priority system and to lower income thresholds. They were set to go into effect Nov. 4, and an earlier order had temporarily blocked them until the judge could hear from attorney.

World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2010

On World AIDS Day, a discussion about the epidemic and programs for prevention and treatment, with AIDS United president/CEO Mark Ishaug, Columbus AIDS Task Force president/CEO Peggy Anderson and Columbus AIDS Task Force manager Adrienne Gavula.

HIV Drug Assistance Programs

Jul 6, 2010

Funding for HIV drug treatment programs in Ohio, with WOSU News reporter Mandie Trimble, Ohio Department of Health HIV Drug Assistance Program manager Kate Shumate, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors associate director of government relations Ann Lefert, The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine Assistant professor Dr. John Davis and Columbus AIDS Taskforce president/CEO Peggy Anderson.

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