Tag Archives: AIDS
Marvene Edwards tested positive for HIV in 1987. The 31-year-old mother of four was beaten, raped and shot in the head after walking home alone one night. She lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse for nearly a decade, but today she’s giving back to others with HIV/AIDS in the community.
Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.
Recent research from UF and UCSF may eventually lead to a human AIDS vaccine, through the development of a HIV vaccine for cats.
Since the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from gay men because of the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. University of Florida student James J. Sadler hopes that ban will be lifted, so he and other gay men can donate blood.