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The Stigmatization of Homosexuals and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, W.I. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the early 1980s and was primarily transmitted by homosexual men. However, this trend was greatly reversed in the mid-1980s in which the main mode of transmission became heterosexual sexual contact. Despite the reversal of the mode of transmission from homosexual men to heterosexuals, there remains a large ... Read on »
The Stigmatization of Homosexuals and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, W.I. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:31pm The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the early 1980s and was primarily transmitted by homosexual men. However, this trend was greatly reversed in the mid-1980s in which the main mode of transmission became heterosexual sexual contact. Despite the reversal of the mode of transmission from homosexual men to heterosexuals, there remains a larg ... Read on »
The Stigmatization of Homosexuals and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, W.I. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Dec 2008 9:17pm The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the early 1980s and was primarily transmitted by homosexual men. However, this trend was greatly reversed in the mid-1980s in which the main mode of transmission became heterosexual sexual contact. Despite the reversal of the mode of transmission from homosexual men to heterosexuals, there remains a large ... Read on »
History of HIV/AIDS in the United States by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:32pm In a speech given on December 1, 2006, World AIDS Day, Kofi Annan declared HIV/AIDS to be the greatest challenge of our generation. This dreaded infectious disease has claimed the lives of over 25 million people worldwide and infected 40 million more. In the United States alone, 1.2 million are infected with the HIV virus and more than 500,000 ... Read on »
A Tribute to Senator Kennedy, Champion of People Living with HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 26 Aug 2009 10:14pm I will always remember Ted Kennedy as he stood in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1968 delivering the eulogy for his brother Robert.  In describing his brother, he quoted George Bernard Shaw, “Some men see things as they are and ask why.  I dream things that never were and say why not”.  His voice cracked but he stood tall and shouldered that legacy ... Read on »
Why is HIV/AIDS absent from the CDC’s health report for people over 55 years old? by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Jul 2009 10:12pm Last week, CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics issued a 32-page report entitled “Health Characteristics of Adults Aged 55 Years and Over: United States, 2004–2007.”The report summarizes overall health status, health care access and use, and a range of health behaviors among persons 55 years and older.  It also provides information about a ... Read on »
AAC’s Public Policy Director testifies against budget cuts that would hurt people living with HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:36pm I recently had the privilege of testifying at the State House on behalf of the Coalition to END HIV. We were joining the Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services to ask the Office of Health and Human Services to preserve existing funding for key state initiatives that support people living with HIV/AIDS and others. I wanted to share ... Read on »
Meet The Children Who Are Resistant To Contracting Ebola, HIV-AIDS by Chris H. Posted Tue 27 Dec 2011 9:05pm My life grows more surreal by the day. Addi and Cassi's cells are resistant to deadly viruses like Ebola and HIV-AIDS Four years ago, I was told that my eight year old identical twins have a fatal genetic cholesterol disease called Niemann Pick Type C (the “Childhood Alzheimer’s”) a ... Read on »
Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Children by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:31pm According to a 2006 UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update, there are approximately 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the world. Of those infected, 2.3 million are aged 15 or younger. Approximately 90% of children infected with HIV acquire the virus perinatally, meaning it is transmitted from a mother to her child during pregnancy, ... Read on »
The reality of HIV/AIDS: It hasn't gone away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 11:25am In a recent episode of the television show South Park, one of the main characters is infected with HIV. In an attempt to find a cure, he must continually deal with the public opinion that AIDS is no longer a threatening condition. He is told that his disease is “a disease of the 80s and 90s” and even that he is “retro” for being infected with HIV ... Read on »