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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The following is a guest post from Elizabeth Marie Rivera-Valentine, a staff member at TransCEND , AIDS Action’s HIV prevention and health education program by and for tr ... Read on »
“Sometimes all it takes is meeting one or two people who really care…” by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS f Homelessness greatly increases people’s risk of contracting HIV, especially among youth, who now account for HALF of all new HIV infections each year. To meet the  ... Read on »
8/6, 7pm @ The Estate: Show Your Support for Boston’s Bid for Gay Games IX by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Boston 2014, the group organizing the city’s bid for Gay Games IX, is hosting a Kick-Off Rally at The Estate, a popular nightclub at 1 Boylston Place, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ... Read on »
A Day in the Life of AIDS Action Committee by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The money raised each year by AIDS Walk Boston supports a diverse and far-reaching range of programs and services. Here’s a snapshot of a typical day at AIDS Action Committe ... Read on »
A Doctor, a Mutation and a Potential Cure for AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS (Pictured Dr. Gero Hütter/ photo:Sixten Koerper ) Writer Mark Schoofs tells of the startling case of an AIDS patient who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leuk ... Read on »
A message for gay men on World AIDS Day, December 1st by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Tuesday December 1 st will mark the 21 st annual World AIDS Day.  Since its inception, the impetus of the day has a lways been about raising awareness.  Each year the o ... Read on »
A Tribute to Senator Kennedy, Champion of People Living with HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS 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 ... Read on »
A Year Later, a Response Deferred by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS A year later, a response deferred: CDC’s “heightened national response” to HIV/AIDS in African-American community is chaotic, underfunded, and far from its goals. As CDC ... Read on »
A “potential cure” for AIDS? by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS During the past week, there has been a flurry of media coverage about what some people are claiming is a “potential cure” for AIDS.  I’ve seen coverage in a variety of news ... Read on »
AAC’s Sophie Godley Receives Public Health Award from Boston University by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS AIDS Action’s Committee’s Deputy Director of Programs, Sophie Godley, will receive the Gail H. Douglas Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice from the Boston Unive ... Read on »
AAC’s Public Policy Director testifies against budget cuts that would hurt people living with... by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS 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 as ... Read on »
Ab-only Still Not Working - Feds Still Funding It! by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Results from the 2007 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey released last week contain disturbing hints that efforts to reduce the teen sex rate and increase teen condom use r ... Read on »
ABC News takes a look at PreP trials now going on. by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS ABC News’ reporter Lauren Cox takes a look at the ongoing investigational trials for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PreP).  Behavior issues and cost issues are also discussed ... Read on »
Act Now to Stop Misleading “AIDS Charity” by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS For those who care about the cause of HIV/AIDS, it’s vexing that an issue of such importance, gravity and urgency rarely seems to earn headlines, let alone placement on the ... Read on »
Act Now: Federal Repeal of Syringe Exchange Funding is in Serious Trouble by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The repeal of the Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange Funding is in serious trouble. Please act now to make sure that the repeal of the federal ban goes through. Call your R ... Read on »
AIDS Action and Cambridge Cares About AIDS to merge by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS For Immediate Release March 2, 2010 Contact: Paul Twitchell, ptwitchell@aac.org , 617-450-1215 (BOSTON, MA) — In an historic move designed to improve services for ... Read on »
AIDS Action applauds Jeffrey Crowley’s appointment as Director of National AIDS Policy by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS AIDS Action congratulates Jeffrey Crowley, an openly gay man with significant knowledge and experience in health care and HIV/AIDS for his appointment as Director of the Of ... Read on »
AIDS Action Committee Encouraged By New Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Study by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS BOSTON, November 23, 2010—Results published today from a National Institute of Health clinical trial shows that taking a once-a-day anti-HIV pill  can reduce the ris ... Read on »
AIDS Action Council Applauds Removal of Ban on Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS   AIDS Action Council commends Chairman David R. Obey (D-WI) and the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations sub-committee members on removing the ban on the use of ... Read on »
AIDS Action Council Issues Ryan White Funding Alert by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS This afternoon, AIDS Action Council, the national advocacy group, issued an alert to its supporters regarding Ryan White funding. Here’s their alert in full: Congress M ... Read on »