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The MA Legislature has finalized a budget for 2012, cutting $1.5M for HIV/AIDS services by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Statement from Rebecca Haag, President & CEO, AIDS Action Committee: “We are deeply disappointed with the Conference Committee budget cutting $1.5 million in the HIV/A ... Read on »
Updates from the State House: June 22, 2011 by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS From health care funding to anti-discrimination laws, public policy plays a key role in the fight against HIV/AIDS. That’s why AIDS Action maintains a strong advocacy pres ... Read on »
Statement by Rebecca Haag, President & CEO of AIDS Action Committee on MariaTalks.com by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS MariaTalks.com remains a medically-accurate and science-based source of information for teens about matters related to sexual health. The content changes to the site made ... Read on »
AIDS Action Statement on Proposed Budget Cuts in MA Senate by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Media Contact: Paul Twitchell, ptwitchell@aac.org , 617.450.1215 BOSTON, April 13, 2010 — Statement by Rebecca Haag, AIDS Action President & CEO on $2 million cut to H ... Read on »
Progress and Challenges in Hepatitis C by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Currently, more than 3 million people in the U.S. and 170 million worldwide are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).   HCV-rela ... Read on »
Boston LGBT Film Festival and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts to present two films by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS In recognition of 30 Years of AIDS, the Boston LGBT Film Festival in conjunction with AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts will be sponsoring two special film screen ... Read on »
AIDS Action issues response to 63 legislators who signed letter calling MariaTalks.com into question by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Note: Due to the high volume of visits to MariaTalks.com, the site is occasionally going offline. If you experience delays when trying to view the site, please be p ... Read on »
Standing Against Racism: What You Can Do by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The Fourth Annual Stand Against Racism takes place today, April 29. The YWCA-sponsored event will see more than 250,000 individuals and organizations take a Stand Agains ... Read on »
Massachusetts House passes public health amendment, adding $2.5M to HIV/AIDS funding by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Statement by Rebecca Haag, AIDS Action President & CEO BOSTON, April 27, 2011—“The public health amendment passed by the House yesterday is a smart and focused investm ... Read on »
Everything you wanted to know about MariaTalks.com but were afraid to ask by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Launched in 2008, MariaTalks.com is an online resource that provides comprehensive, medically accurate, and developmentally appropriate information about sexual health i ... Read on »
Funding the Fight Against HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS It’s budget season, and as you’ve probably heard funds for health and prevention programs are on the chopping block nationwide. We’re busy reminding lawmakers that investi ... Read on »
Disappointing Results Prompt Early End to FEM-PrEP Study of Pill-Based PrEP in African Women by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The recent success of the iPrEx study has raised hopes that pill-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will become an important new tool for preventing HIV transmission.  ... Read on »
AIDS Action Responds to State House Budget Cuts by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Statement by Rebecca Haag, AIDS Action President & CEO on $2 million cut to HIV/AIDS line item in the Massachusetts House budget: “The House budget released today is a ... Read on »
AIDS Action’s Statement on Students finding Syringe Outside Lynn School by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS AIDS Action President Praises Officials In Lynn Public health and safety should be the top priority when dealing with syringes BOSTON, March 31, 2011—Rebecca Haag, P ... Read on »
AIDS Action’s Statement on the Passing of Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS “We at AIDS Action Committee were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, a tireless advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Taylor once said, ‘It is b ... Read on »
Selected Highlights from the 2011 Retrovirus Conference by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The 2011 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was held in Boston from February 27 through March 2.  Each year, CROI is one of the major venues fo ... Read on »
New research calls lube safety into question by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The aidsmeds.com website has published an excellent article called “Lube Alert,” which summarizes a forthcoming paper in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses: ... Read on »
AIDS Action Statement on Governor Patrick’s Health Reform Proposal by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS BOSTON, February 17, 2011— Statement by Rebecca Haag, AIDS Action President & CEO, on Governor Patrick’s Proposal To Create Accountable Care Organizations: “AIDS Actio ... Read on »
Rebecca Haag responds to the New York Times by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Rebecca Haag, AIDS Action’s President and CEO,  has a letter published in today’s New York Times in response to a February 8th article entitled “ An H.I.V. Strategy Invite ... Read on »
Public Health Alert: Rash of opiate-related overdoses in Greater Boston by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS There are have been a rash of fatal and non-fatal opiate-related overdoses in greater Boston over the past two weeks. We’re not sure what the cause of the overdoses are — ... Read on »