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Thursday, February 24, 2005
Statement by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden on Rare Strain of HIV in a New York City Resident
On February 11, 2005, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported a case of HIV infection with a strain that is resistant to many drugs in three classes of HIV medications, and which appears to have progressed to AIDS within 4 to 20 months after infection.
PRESS RELEASE # 017-05




Friday, February 11, 2005
New York City Resident Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV That Rapidly Progresses to AIDS
A highly resistant strain of rapidly progressive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been diagnosed for the first time in a New York City resident who had not previously undergone antiviral drug treatment, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 016-05




Thursday, February 10, 2005
Media Advisory
Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH makes announcement regarding HIV/AIDS.
PRESS RELEASE # 015-05




Thursday, February 10, 2005
Health Department Investigating Hospitalizations Possibly Related to Contaminated Heroin
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is conducting a medical investigation following the recent hospitalization of six New Yorkers who used heroin suspected to be contaminated with Clenbuterol, an illegal, performance-enhancing substance.
PRESS RELEASE # 014-05




Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Health Department Warns New Yorkers Who Receive Home Health Care and Their Medical Providers About Illness Associated With Potentially Contaminated Syringes
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) was notified late last week of a bacterial infection (Pseudomonas fluorescens) in six people receiving home medical care.
PRESS RELEASE # 013-05




Friday, February 4, 2005
February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
For information on events, visit http://www.blackaidsday.org
PRESS RELEASE # 012-05




Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Two New York City Residents Diagnosed with Rare Sexually Transmitted Infection; Same Strain Found in Europe
Health officials announced today that two New Yorkers have been diagnosed with a rare form of Chlamydia known as lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV.
PRESS RELEASE # 011-05




Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Media Advisory: Health Officials to Warn At-Risk New Yorkers About Rare Sexually Transmitted Infection Detected in New York City
Health and community officials will discuss a rare sexually transmitted disease (Lymphogranuloma Venereum * LGV) affecting gay and bi-sexual men in New York City.
PRESS RELEASE # 010-05




Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Media Advisory: Crisis in Children's Oral Health Addressed at National Give Kids a Smile Day
On Friday, Feb. 4, more than 10,000 dentists will provide free dental care for more than 500,000 children at 1,700 locations across the country as part of the American Dental Association's national Give Kids a Smile Day.
PRESS RELEASE # 009-05




Thursday, January 27, 2005
NYC Health Dept. Warns Against Use of Skin-lightening Creams Containing Mercury or Similar Products Which Do Not List Ingredients
Following a confirmed case of mercury poisoning in a New York City resident who had been using an imported skin-lightening cream, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Mayor\'s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) today warned against the use of similar creams, soaps and other cosmetic products which contain mercury. DOHMH is investigating the availability of these products in City stores and is working with the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test certain creams and other products for mercury content.
PRESS RELEASE # 008-05



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