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Beyond the headlines: What’s going on with HIV and gay and bisexual men? by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a new report on HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). Based on data from the 2008 National HIV Beh ... Read on »
Johanns Amendment defeated: Public Health Fund safe for now by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The Johanns Amendment to the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act just failed 46-52 in the US Senate. The Amendment would have used the newly created Public Health Fu ... Read on »
Why Nina rides for Team AIDS Action by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS We’re just a few weeks away from Harbor to the Bay (H2B) 2010, an AIDS benefit bike ride from Boston to Provincetown, supporting HIV/AIDS organization in Massachusett ... Read on »
AIDS Action honors Rachel Auspitz, a colleague who passed away by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS We regret to announce AAC needle exchange staff member, Rachel Auspitz, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 5, 2010. Rachel was an outspoken harm reduction advoc ... Read on »
Join us for “Lasting Strength: Community Forum on HIV and Aging” by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Did you know nearly 40% of people living with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts are over the age of 50? And that in ten years researchers predict that number to be nearly 60%? We ... Read on »
An in depth look at the 18th International AIDS Conference by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The International AIDS Conference , which occurs every two years, has a broader scope than any other AIDS conference. Most other AIDS conferences and meetings tend to foc ... Read on »
Use of HIV Pill for Prevention Appears Safe in Early Tests by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The recently ended 2010 International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Vienna, Austria, provided some very welcome news on the development of HIV prevention technologies.  AIDS Ac ... Read on »
Microbicide breakthrough may dramatically improve HIV prevention by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS It’s been 20 years since Zena Stein published an article arguing that women were desperately in need of prevention methods that they could control. In her article she high ... Read on »
Michael Shankle talks gay blood ban on Greater Boston by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS   Michael Shankle, AIDS Action Committe ’s Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health, sat down with Emily Rooney of Greater Boston on Monday, ... Read on »
Help shape women’s programs at AAC by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Click the image below to download a PDF version of the flyer for our upcoming discussion lunch where we’ll talk about the future of women’s programs at AIDS Action. We nee ... Read on »
Take control: National HIV Testing Day by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Knowing your HIV status is critical to your health. If you are HIV+, early treatment can greatly improve your quality of life, and you will be less likely to spread the vi ... Read on »
Caring for Asians and Pacific Islanders Who Are Living with HIV by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The information found in this post is based on resources available on the “Asian and Pacific Islanders and HIV” web page of the AIDS Action Committee’s HIV Health Library. ... Read on »
Governor Patrick Lifts Boil Water Order: Water Safe to Drink After Flushing Plumbing and Appliances by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Early on May 4, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick lifted the emergency boil water order for all 30 communities affected by the water line break in Weston on Saturday, M ... Read on »
Emergency Water Notice Issued for Boston and Other Eastern Massachusetts Communities: Persons... by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has issued an emergency “ boil water order ” for people living in Massachusetts cities and towns that are served by the ... Read on »
HIV, Race and Lateness to Care by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The following post is written by Leela Strong, Associate Director of Client Services at AIDS Action Committee. April is National Minority Health Month . Right n ... Read on »
Get the 411: It’s STD Awareness Month by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The following post was written by Katie Boos, MPH, Multimedia and Public Information Programs Manager at AIDS Action Committee. Katie oversees STD 411 , Maria Talks , ... Read on »
Ten Common Myths about HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The information found in this post is based on resources available on the “Myths and Misinformation about HIV and AIDS” web page of AIDS Action Committee’s HIV Health Lib ... Read on »
San Francisco to adopt early HIV treatment policy by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS This week, the San Francisco Department of Public Health is expected to announce a new policy for early treatment of HIV infection, according to an article in the April 2 ... Read on »
AIDS Action sponsoring the 8th National Harm Reduction Conference in Austin, TX by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS   The AIDS Action Committee will sponsor the 8th National Harm Reduction Conference , taking place November 18-21, 2010 in Austin, TX. The conference will bring ... Read on »
HIV/AIDS isn’t over by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The following article also appears in Bay Windows , New England’s Largest GLBT Newspaper. First the good news: Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) di ... Read on »