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Prevent HIV infections during a new pandemic – World

Report shows major disruptions in HIV prevention program service linked to COVID-19, but highlights that innovations and adaptations of HIV services are possible JULY 01, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic threatens decades of hard-won development and advances in public health. UNAIDS is committed to playing a central role in ensuring that …

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People living with HIV have a significantly higher risk of suicide: study

ANI | Update: June 30, 2021 7:08 PM STI Washington [US], June 30 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine has indicated that people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are more likely have thoughts of suicide and die by …

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HIV prevention experts call for regular testing

CHICAGO – This weekend marked National HIV Testing Day, when people are encouraged to find out their HIV status and work to end the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. Jim Pickett, senior director of gay men’s health and prevention advocacy for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, said it’s important for …

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosts free HIV testing event in Jackson

A crowd gathered in Pittman Park on Sunday afternoon as the Jackson community gathered to recognize National HIV Testing Day with a community block party. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit HIV / AIDS service provider, partnered with Jackson-based Xperience Jxn Entertainment Group and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis …

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Access to health care is a right

For people living with HIV, not having the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have limited their access to doctors and drugs. There is no cure for HIV, so without ACA the disease would develop much faster, said Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, Dean, Professor and Director of the Center …

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HIV awareness event to draw attention to the public health crisis

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (WSAZ) – More than 200 community members gathered on Saturday afternoon at Magic Island, forming the expression HIV SOS with their bodies. “If you just moved to Charleston, you wouldn’t know we are in so much pain,” said Joe Solomon, organizer of Solutions Oriented Addiction Response (SOAR). …

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“I would probably have a year or two to live” | Man diagnosed with HIV in 1986 lives thanks to diagnosis

John Jaruzel was tested for HIV in 1986 and came back positive. At first he thought he only had a few years to live. But now he’s living a busy life. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – About a year after the first HIV test became widely available, John Jaruzel decided to do …

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LOUD for the premiere of “Your Life, Your Power!” Film on National HIV Testing Day

LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –STRONG., an affinity group of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) which stands for “Latino, Outreach, Understanding, Division”, should preview a powerful film called “Your Life, Your Power!” Focused on improving the transition from adolescent HIV care to adult HIV care. The film will be followed by a round …

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National HIV Testing Day | Florida Department of Health in Leon

DOH Leon observes National HIV Testing Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 Florida Department of Health in Leon County observes National HIV Testing Day 2021 Tallahassee, Florida– National HIV Testing Day (NTSD) is celebrated annually on June 27 to encourage people to be aware of their HIV status so …

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COVID-19 disruption in sub-Saharan Africa will have significant health consequences

Boston, MA – At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many African leaders implemented preventive measures such as lockdowns, travel bans, border closures and school closings. While these efforts may have helped slow the spread of the virus on the continent and continue to be important for its containment, they …

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