Joe Neel http://wvxu.org en Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. http://wvxu.org/post/screening-immigrants-tb-pays-dividends-us Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Physicians overseas picked up more than 1,100 cases in prospective immigrants and refugees prior to their arrival in the U.S. The cases include 14 people with multidrug-resistant TB, the CDC says.<p>The agency credits beefed up recommendations for pre-travel screening that require newer, more sensitive sputum-culture tests. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Joe Neel 24476 at http://wvxu.org Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. How The End Of DOMA Will Affect Obamacare, Federal Employees http://wvxu.org/post/how-end-doma-will-affect-obamacare-federal-employees The Supreme Court's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195863800/read-the-rulings-inside-the-same-sex-marriage-decisions">ruling</a> that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional will not only make a big difference in health benefits for some federal employees, it could also affect people who will be newly eligible for Obamacare beginning next year.<p>For lower-income people seeking coverage under Obamacare, marriage may not provide a financial advantage, tax experts say.<p>Once the dust settles and new policies can be drawn up, federal employees in same-sex marriages will be able t Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Joe Neel 14266 at http://wvxu.org England Offering Free HIV Treatment For Visitors http://wvxu.org/post/england-offering-free-hiv-treatment-visitors We're just catching up with our U.K. reading list, so we're a bit late with this one. But it's worth noting that as of Oct. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:04:00 +0000 Joe Neel 4827 at http://wvxu.org England Offering Free HIV Treatment For Visitors AIDS Returns To The U.S. Spotlight http://wvxu.org/post/aids-returns-us-spotlight More than 20,000 people are attending the <a href="http://www.aids2012.org/">19th International AIDS Conference</a> in Washington this week.<p>The meeting features speeches from U.S. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:32:00 +0000 Joe Neel 1386 at http://wvxu.org AIDS Returns To The U.S. Spotlight U.S. AIDS Cases Come Into View http://wvxu.org/post/us-aids-cases-come-view The HIV epidemic in the U.S. started in 1981, mainly in major cities along the East and West Coasts.<p>The first reports were from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco among gay and bisexual men. Within months, it was clear that injecting drug users were also getting the virus.<p>Even now, you can see the lingering geographic contours of how the epidemic unfolded.<p>These maps from <a href="http://www.aidsvu.org/">AIDSvu</a> at Emory University show that the U.S. still has a significant problem with HIV and AIDS. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:26:00 +0000 Joe Neel 1385 at http://wvxu.org U.S. AIDS Cases Come Into View