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  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the virus so that drugs could be tested. Since then, basic science has driven a better understanding of how HIV infects humans, resulting in the development of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). Last summer the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project reported that "a 20-year-old HIV-positive individual on ART in the U.S. or Canada is expected to live into their early 70s, a life expectancy approaching that in the general population."
  • Climate change demands action [Editorial]

    Climate change demands action  [Editorial]
    The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change are not as bad as some may have expected. Not that climate change isn't worsening — it is. The window to do something about it is still closing, and the potential impact on...

    Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders

    Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders
    Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was recognized for his work with juvenile delinquents and their families, died April 9 of lung cancer at his Stoney Beach home...

    BGE rep grilled on smart meters by Joppa resident

    BGE rep grilled on smart meters by Joppa resident
    BGE's smart meters are still unpopular with some Harford County residents. Members of the Joppa/Joppatowne Community Council – as well as audience members – peppered a BGE representative who spoke during their April 7 meeting with multiple...

    Spring fire season in swing in Harford

    Spring fire season in swing in Harford
    Dry conditions – erased by Tuesday's heavy rains – had kept Harford County's fire companies hopping in recent days as they worked to extinguish one field fire after another. The majority of them have been small in the days following...