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Has a Second Person Been Cured of HIV?

Has a Second Person Been Cured of HIV?

A man in London has become only the second person to achieve remission from HIV infection, researchers from the UK reported Tuesday. The therapy responsible has worked on only one other person who is considered to be “cured” of HIV: Timothy Ray Brown, who still does...
Cure Research in the News

Cure Research in the News

We follow the ever changing road to a cure for HIV, and want you to be updated, too. Funding for “Cure Research” has increased as more and more energy seems to coalesce around the reality controlling HIV and ending the epidemic. Some are hopeful that a...
OUR FRIEND, JIMMY ALLEN

OUR FRIEND, JIMMY ALLEN

OUR FRIEND, JIMMY ALLEN The world lost a faith leader in January, and Samaritan Ministry lost a friend. Dr. Jimmy Allen, was a past leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a founding inspiration for both the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (a Samaritan Ministry...
The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

Locally and Nationally, the Opioid Crisis has made headlines. Overdose deaths are on the increase and statistics are sobering. More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdose in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a decade....
Filling in the Missing Pieces

Filling in the Missing Pieces

Caring for Those Often Pushed Away by our Community Throughout the story of the life of Jesus, we are reminded that we are expected, as Followers, to care for the sick; to reach out to the unloved and the untouchable; to go places where we might not be expected to go....

STEP TN Off to Smooth Start in Chattanooga

We visited the new Syringe Exchange program in Chattanooga and were overwhelmed with the great start to this exciting new program, called STEP TN.  We invite you to visit the website for this program (part of Cempa Community Care).  Samaritan Ministry is a financial...

HIV Basics are Still Important

POZ magazine issues weekly news alerts at the POZ News Desk. (see poz.com) and one recent post got our attention. They recently shared a great summary about HIV Basics that we would like to share with you. This comprehensive piece covers everything from transmission...
New Generic HIV Drugs Get FDA Approval

New Generic HIV Drugs Get FDA Approval

The treatment landscape for HIV is always changing. Recently, we learned about two new GENERIC combination treatments, Simfi Lo, and Cimduo. (No, we didn’t make those names up.) As some HIV drugs are aging past their patent protection, we are seeing several become...
HIV Self-Testing Leads to Self-Empowerment

HIV Self-Testing Leads to Self-Empowerment

Samaritan Ministry is a community leader providing opportunities for HIV testing in a variety of settings.  The test that we use (OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV Antibody Test) provides a quick 20-minute turn-around with results provided by a trained HIV counselor. OraSure...