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2014-07-24 11:06:27

The Lancet Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new Series on HIV and sex workers,...

2014-05-23 23:04:33

Julie Davids brings over two decades of HIV/AIDS advocacy and journalism experience. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Remedy Health Media’s TheBody.com, the complete HIV/AIDS resource, has appointed Julie Davids as managing editor. Davids is a well-known figure in the HIV/AIDS community, and brings more than two decades of experience in HIV/AIDS advocacy and health journalism. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of online and offline editorial efforts for...

2014-05-13 20:22:43

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, during an interview with Anderson Cooper, the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling tried to distract the public from his history of racial bigotry by changing the conversation to attacking and stigmatizing people living with HIV/AIDS. Among many other offensive statements Donald Sterling made, he said this about Magic Johnson: "What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he...

2014-05-01 23:16:14

Minnesota Independent Cooperative Inc. will be the Title-Sponsor of the 2014 MN AIDS Walk for the second year in a row to prevent HIV. Eagan, MN (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Minnesota Independent Cooperative Inc. will, for the second time in a row, be the Title-Sponsor of the 2014 MN AIDS Walk. MICOOP has generously donated an impressive $75,000 to the organization over the last two years on top of the countless hours donated by the employees during the events. MICOOP is additionally challenging...

2014-04-22 23:03:19

Registration is now open for Fenway Health partner AIDS Action Committee's annual fundraiser Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Registration is now open for the 29th annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run, which will take place Sunday, June 1, 2014. The event, which regularly draws 10,000 to 15,000 participants, is AIDS Action Committee’s largest annual fundraiser. The Walk is 6.2-miles. The 5K Run is a competitive, timed event fully sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association....

2014-04-07 23:28:27

Advocates for Youth Supports Young People Across the Country Who are Transforming the Way the World Sees HIV & AIDS on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 percent of all new HIV infections occur among young people ages 13 to 24 years old. Of those new infections, African-American youth and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are most at risk: nearly 60 percent...

2014-01-14 08:29:06

EJAF's Newest Grants Address Needs of Marginalized Populations NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today its third round of grants for calendar year 2013. The new funding amounts to $4,381,580, bringing EJAF's total grant investments for 2013 to more than $7.3 million. "After more than 20 years of doing this work, I know that the only way to fight AIDS is by helping everyone in need, especially those living at the...

2013-03-26 23:01:52

Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 73,700 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. On April 10, young people across the country will host a variety of activities to foster awareness and spur action to invest and engage young people impacted by HIV and AIDS. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Despite the recent scientific progress in getting closer to cure for AIDS, the HIV and AIDS epidemic is not over. Today´s young people are the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'