HIV en Miriam Hospital Wins $2.4M Grant To Continue HIV/AIDS Research <p>The Miriam Hospital has received another multimillion dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to support HIV and AIDS research. The money will fund research into new treatments.</p><p></p><p>The Miriam is the state’s largest provider of HIV and AIDS care. The grant of $2.4 million dollars is a renewal that will help the institution continue its work as part of a multi-site aids research consortium, called the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network. That group’s work helped pioneer a new way to keep pregnant mothers from transmitting HIV to their babies.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:07:05 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30706 at Miriam Hospital Wins $2.4M Grant To Continue HIV/AIDS Research Miriam Hospital Offers HIV Prevention Drug <p>The Miriam Hospital has become one of the first in the country to offer a new drug regimen that helps prevent HIV in people who’ve never been exposed to it. But the therapy does carry some risk.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25762 at Rhode Island Officials Recognizes World AIDS Day <p>Rhode Island observed World AIDS Day Monday.&nbsp; This year’s theme is “get to zero.”</p><p>Twenty-seven year old Anthony Maselli has been living with HIV for a little over a year.&nbsp; After much deliberation, he decided to go public with his disease and says he has not suffered any repercussions because of it.&nbsp; That’s not to say, however, that it’s an easy disease to live with.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:25:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 25679 at AIDS In RI: Who's At Risk? <p>It's World AIDS Day, and in Rhode Island several events are taking place to mark it, including an event earlier at the statehouse with the Rhode Island Coalition for HIV Prevention and announcements about new prevention initiatives by the Rhode Island Dept. of Health (more on those later).</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:34:30 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25638 at Health director's priorities: end overdose deaths <p>Rhode Island Department of Health director Dr. Michael Fine says Rhode Island must address prescription drug abuse. Fine’s comments come as part of a list of priorities he’s shared with lawmakers.</p><p>Topping the list: ending deaths from prescription drug overdoses and colorectal cancer, as well as curbing the transmission of new HIV cases in Rhode Island. Fine also wants to reduce the number of premature births and C-section deliveries.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:56:28 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9484 at Health director's priorities: end overdose deaths