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AIDS Action’s Leela Strong lends a hand in Haiti by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The devastating earthquake in Haiti had many people and organizations wondering, “What can we do to help?” Immediately AIDS Action Committee began encouraging our don ... Read on »
Cross Post: How My Daughter Became an HIV/AIDS Activist… by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The following is an excerpt from a blog post by Donna Crews, originally posted on March 10, 2010 (National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day) at the Human Rights Camp ... 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 »
Working with your doctor as an HIV positive person 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 “Doctor-patient relationship” web page of AIDS Action Committee’s HIV Health Library. An HIV ... Read on »
New CDC Numbers Show High HIV and Syphilis Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Statement from AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc.  For Immediate Release March 10, 2010 Contact: Paul Twitchell, 617-450-1215, ptwitchell@aac.org Keith Orr, ... 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 »
March 8th event to honor women living with HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Wednesday, March 10, 2010 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans living with HIV today are women, and HIV/AIDS is the leading cau ... Read on »
Recent IOM Report Calls for National Strategy to Prevent and Control Hepatitis B and C by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Last month, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a major report, “Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C,” f ... Read on »
AIDS Action hosting off-site legal clinic for Haitians by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS On Thursday, February 18, 2010, AIDS Action Committee will offer a legal clinic for Haitians interested in applying for Temporary Protected Status, which would allow them ... Read on »
Retrospective: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference at AIDS Action by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was February 72010. The Test 1 Million Boston Coalition organized a weekend conference for the event“We Are Greater ... Read on »
Contribute to the first federal report on LGBT health disparities by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are fully aware of the obstacles they face in receiving quality, competent and affordable health care. From the uncomf ... Read on »
Eligibility Info: Temporary Protected Status for Haitians Living in the US by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS NOTE (1:38pm, January 19, 2010): We’re posting the following information about temporary protected status for Haitians living in the US to inform qualifying individuals of ... Read on »
UCLA researchers use stem cells to engineer ‘killer’ T cells targeting HIV by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS   [NOTE: When news breaks in the world of HIV/AIDS science and treatment, we ask our resident HIV Health Librarian, Eric Brus, to review the coverage, verify it ... Read on »
Congress Ends 20-Year Ban on Syringe Exchange Funding by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Over the weekend, Congress passed an appropriations bill, including language that will end the 20-year ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs (SEPs). These pro ... Read on »
Medicare will now cover HIV tests by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Medicare, the government-run insurance program that covers some 44 million Americans, will now pay for beneficiaries’ HIV tests. Federal regulators made the announcement Tue ... 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 »
New HIV treatment guidelines recommend return to “hit hard, hit early” strategy by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS On December 1, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued new guidelines for antiretroviral therapy (ART) in adults and adolescents.  The DHHS guidelines m ... 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 »
Mapping HIV Infections By Neighborhood by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The New York Times recently published an interesting article focusing on a research effort in San Francisco which has mapped by city neighborhood, the average viral load of ... Read on »
Policy Update: Progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The HIV/AIDS community continues to make progress in the policy fight against the epidemic. Critical funding has been maintained or enhanced at the state and federal levels, ... Read on »