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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Kent State resumes free HIV testing for students and staff

Clara Wicinski, Reporter January 17, 2023

Kent State of Well-Being (KSOW), a department under Recreation and Wellness Services, prioritizes an important aspect of HIV testing for participants: confidentiality. Participants of the testing service...

CHENGDU, CHINA - DECEMBER 1: (CHINA OUT) A migrant worker wears a red ribbon during an event organized by the local government to promote HIV/AIDS knowledge among migrant workers on December 1, 2005 in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, southwest China. China has pledged to keep the number of people living with HIV/AIDS below 1.5 million by 2010, Health Minister Gao Qiang stated at a media conference. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Researchers report third case of HIV remission after stem cell transplant using umbilical cord blood

Tasnim Ahmed CNN February 15, 2022

(CNN) -- A US woman has become the third known person who's gone into HIV remission, and the first mixed-race woman, thanks to a transplant of stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to research...

LGBTQ+ All Are Welcome

LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

Confirmation 1

What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation means to students and faculty

Bella Hagey Reporter November 5, 2020

With Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Oct. 27, many fear losing access to abortion and birth control and seeing the legality of gay marriage overturned.Prominent Supreme Court...

The Positive Peers app prioritizes keeping users’ information confidential and allowing them to be as public as they want.

New Positive Peers app bridges the gap between in-person and online HIV resources

Holly Liptak Reporter April 4, 2020

What began as an HIV support group evolved into a private Facebook group and has now taken its most recent form as an app that includes success stories, medication reminders and more to help users find...

DeWeese Health Center is the location for the free HIV and Hepatitis C testing.

Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing available on Feb. 6

Kimberly Fisher February 5, 2019

The University Health Services Office of Health Promotion is hosting free testing for HIV and Hepatitis C Wednesday at the Deweese Health Center.The Office of Health Promotion is working with Community...

DeWeese supports 30 years of World AIDS Day with free HIV testing

Sierra Campbell November 28, 2018

This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Know your status,” encouraging every person to check their HIV/AIDS status. The DeWeese Health Center supports the 30-year anniversary, by offering free testing.The...

Using medications for HIV prevention

Anu Sharma May 2, 2018

According to the CDC, in 2016, 39,782 people received an HIV diagnosis. The annual number of HIV diagnoses declined 5 percent between 2011 and 2015.Two out of three individuals who went to Community AIDS...

Kent police and health officials talk safety precautions for spring break.

Gabrielle Gentile March 17, 2016

University Health Services kicked off Safe Spring Break Week on Monday at the Student Center with its annual student outreach event.The Office of Health Promotions teamed up with Kent State Police Services...

Made on Piktochart

HIV/AIDS in Ohio: Treatment, prevention and awareness

Brenna Parker December 2, 2015

According to the Ohio Department of Health, one in five people are living with HIV and don’t know it. The department's most recent figures from 2009-2013 show HIV steadily rose among young adults in...

HIV drug price skyrockets

Shane Beneke October 13, 2015

When asked to describe Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, some of the more polite comments included: “scumbag,” “morally bankrupt,” and “everything wrong with capitalism.” But what...

Beenish Ahmed, a journalist from the Pulitzer Center, speaks about reporting on untold stories from around the world in the Moutlon Hall ballroom on March 31, 2015. The event was hosted by the College of Communication Studies as part of the Global Communication Issues Forum.

International reporter talks about untold stories as part of global forum

Sabrina Scott April 1, 2015

In the world of international news media, often the stories told are those that deal with large-scale issues like war and politics. But Beenish Ahmed, a former Pulitzer Center-supported freelance journalist,...

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