"HIV Diagnosis Not Slowing"
"Someone is infected with HIV every six seconds.'' The crowd
got quiet. So Dr. Rebecca Kuhn said it again. It was only one of a string
of shocking statistics that Kuhn, a doctor of internal medicine and HIV
specialist at St. Mary Medical Center, railed off at an AIDS education
workshop for women Tuesday... Read
"The Meth Menace Pt. 1"
Scott pushes a plastic bag of crystal methamphetamine across a wooden coffee table in his East Long Beach apartment. ``We call this a teenager,'' he says.
The bag contains a sixteenth of an ounce, the crystals sparkling like rock candy. But the drug is anything but sweet. Read More »
"The Meth Menace Pt. 2 "
David Guerrero is reflected in his rear-view mirror as he drives through Long Beach. The 37-year-old now lives in Palm Springs, where he is trying to free himself from the clutches of crystal methamphetamine. Guerrero counts his HIV medication every night. An odd number means he's remembered to take his morning pill. David Guerrero meets with Dr. Rebecca Kuhn at St. Mary Medical Centers CARE program... Read More »
"The Meth Menace Pt. 3 "
The problem is undisputed -- and overwhelming. The solution is unclear. Health experts and policymakers are searching for ways to release crystal meth's stranglehold on Long Beach and urban and rural communities across the map. . Read More »
"Community Experts Meet on Drug Menace"
Crystal meth is the devil. And I hate it. I will get that out of the way first.'' With that, Matt Seyden started his speech on his spiraling journey into the dark, desperate world of crystal methamphetamine, and his slow struggle to pull himself out of the drug's stranglehold... Read More »
"Local Physician Presses
Fight on HIV"
Dr. Kuhn calls the HIV epidemic "a psychosocial
shaking us at our very core," she says.
Dr. Rebecca Kuhn, one of
the city's most visible faces in the war on AIDS, has stepped down
as a physician at the Comprehensive AIDS Resource Education program
to approach the disease from another angle. Read More »
Sometimes in order to make a difference you have to take a leap of faith. Dr. Becky Kuhn's life and career might best be described as a series of such soul-stretching strides. Kuhn's most recent move has taken her into uncharted territory, both personally and medically, and as a result the Coronado High School graduate (1979) is reaching, educating and healing thousands of people in the battle against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.. Read More »