David Riley, Staff writer 6:48 p.m. EST December 1, 2014
The end of the AIDS epidemic is within sight in New York, according to a Rochester-area doctor who has been a pioneer in the fight against HIV.
Dr. William Valenti of Trillium Health is a member of a state task force working to reduce the number of new HIV infections to 750 per year by 2020. He spoke about that effort and the state of HIV and AIDS in Monroe County (/story/news/local/2014/01/25/the-fight-to-end-aids-far-from-over/4895373/) on Monday, which was World AIDS Day.
"It's a very ambitious plan, but you can almost see that we're in striking distance," Valenti said of the state initiative.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote in an op-ed piece Monday (/story/news/politics/blogs/vote-up/2014/12/01/cuomohiv-cases-in-ny-down-40-over-last-decade/19746319/) that New York has reduced new HIV cases 40 percent over the past decade. He also renewed his call to reduce new infections below epidemic levels by the end of the decade.
By: Jamiese Price 08/31/2014 09:21 PM
Thomas Guerra, 29, is being investigated by the San Diego City Attorney's office. He is accused of spreading HIV to others on purpose.
Over the years cases like this have popped up across the country, even here in Western New York.
In the late 90's Nushawn Williams was found guilty of rape and reckless endangerment for knowingly infecting women with the virus.
Dr. Roberto Corales, Senior Director of HIV Medicine at Trillium Health in Rochester, said incidents like these could rattle a community. "There can be a lot of anger. There can be more opposition against people who are living with HIV. They may say, see what's happening they're going to infect the whole world, which is really a wrong way of thinking."
Corales said they offer counseling to newly infected patients as well as others in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV. "In our patient visit we always stress the fact to please reveal your status if you can, depending on how comfortable you are or how serious your relationship is and if you decide not to please always wear a condom.”
There are also public health laws in New York that requires doctors and laboratories to tell the Health Department about new cases of HIV infection and HIV illnesses, along with AIDS cases.
The Health Department or physicians can then notify people who are at risk about where to get counseling, testing, and
treatment if they are infected.
Corales said there are times when a person tests positive for HIV, but never comes back in for the results. "In Rochester there are about 2,500 people who are living with HIV and about 500 of them do not know they're infected and that's whether they didn't test themselves or come back for the results. It's scary. How do you arm our negatives? You can do prep or always wear a condom."
In New York, it's a misdemeanor for a person who knows their infected with HIV to not disclose their status before having sexual intercourse with another person.
People who know that they are infected with STDs that can cause death and who commit sex crimes or have unprotected sex with people who do not know of the infection may also be guilty of reckless endangerment.
By Joe Pasquarelli
Posted Aug. 27, 2014 @ 9:59 pm
Jeremiah’s Tavern, located at 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road in Penfield, is now open! Doors will be open for service Monday-Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m.
Owners Jeff Reddish and Tom Masaschi are quite pleased with their new location. Reddish and Masaschi's latest location, in Penfield, is newly built from the ground up and features reclaimed barn siding across the exterior, with select reclaimed wood flooring. Impressive timber framing spans the vaulted ceilings. Although the construction is new, the reclaimed building elements provide a unique perspective not often seen within newer restaurant construction, which will enhance the relaxed and casual atmosphere of Jerimiah’s - Penfield.
Penfield, NY(WROC)- Jeremiah's Tavern held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its third location in the Rochester area. The newest tavern is located at 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd in Penfield.
“We have been privileged to serve the Rochester community since 1978”, says owner, Jeff Reddish, “the success of our expansion into Gates proved to us that there was an even bigger demand than we imagined for the friendly atmosphere and great food we deliver each day. Our newest location in Penfield gives us the opportunity to bring our brand to the East Side.”
Partner Ken Moran added, “Our goal was to create a place where everyone will all feel at home. Jeremiah’s Tavern is as comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans. We think that combining this atmosphere with our excellent staff and distinctive menu offerings will make us a new local favorite.”
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A reality TV star stopped by Rochester Friday.
Mark Long, best known for being featured on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge show, toured the Center of Youth's Crisis Nursery.
The nursery provides services for infants and young children whose parents are temporarily unable to care for them.
Long visited the children and announced that he will be donating a portion of his proceeds from his latest product called Pocket Protein. Long said, “I've always had a soft spot for kids and this is the perfect organization for us to work with and see if we can develop a relationship with and get a tour and meet one of the fine little guys here.”
Pocket Protein is a drink that manufacturers say is healthy and will provide energy and nutrition.
Mary Chao, Staff writer 3:59 p.m. EDT October 23, 2013
Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee rocked the house Saturday night at the Temple Building, serving as guest DJ at Fashion Week of Rochester's sold-out show.
Dubbed Fashion on Franklin, the show featured high fashion along with street fashion with a blend of couture dresses and jeans on the runway in the auditorium of the historic building built in 1925 currently undergoing renovations. About 600 attended the show.
Refashioning Rochester is the theme of this year's Fashion Week, a five-day-long event to promote boutiques and designers. All of the runway shows showcased the city's urban renewal efforts, and the Temple Building gave the show a gritty edge.
The crowds cheered and roared when artist Greg Polisseni took the stage, taking off his shirt, hat and shoes to reveal his tattooed body and his new jeans under the Artistix brand. A local philanthropist, Polisseni sponsored Tommy Lee's visit to Rochester.
Tokeya C. Graham, ROC 1:06 p.m. EST December 1, 2012
Today is World AIDS Day. Decades after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were diagnosed, there is still much to be done. Ways to help:
1. Get tested--knowing your status helps you protect yourself and your partner(s). Testing can be quick, painless and free.
2. Do not have unprotected sex unless you are in a committed, MONOGAMOUS relationship where both partners know their statuses (and know they are supposed to be monogamous).
3. Volunteer at organizations who serve populations of folks who are HIV+ or have full blown AIDS. Check your local phone directory for organizations who provide goods, services and care for this often overlooked population.
4. Become educated about ways to prevent HIV infections. Don't rely on old wives' tales or inaccurate information. Tragically, people are still dying around the world due to incorrect information and dangerous practices as a result.
Today is World AIDS Day. We’ve still got more work to do. Remember if everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot. After all, we are the world <3
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