Latest National Minority AIDS Council Stories

2014-06-25 12:29:48

Targeted Media Messages Promote Free and Low-Cost Testing Services MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, has released new targeted media messages urging Americans to get tested for HIV as part of efforts coinciding with National HIV Testing Day (June 27). A new partnership with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) places materials in...

2014-04-02 20:22:23

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance to health departments and organizations implementing CDC's new prevention strategies and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Not one of these organizations is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out...

2013-05-17 13:27:08

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that incorporating a peer-referral program for HIV testing into emergency departments can reach new groups of high-risk patients and brings more patients into the hospital for testing. Co-author and assistant professor of emergency medicine Michael Lyons, MD, says public health officials study multiple approaches to increasing early diagnosis of HIV. These approaches include a recent emphasis on expanding testing in health care...

2013-05-13 23:23:46

The Banyan Tree Project hosts a series of Twitter chats premiering videos from “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community” in honor of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Follow @BTPMay19 and #BTPchat on Twitter to talk about HIV #withoutshame. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 To commemorate May 19th, 2013–the 9th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day–the Banyan Tree Project is hosting a series of Twitter...

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...

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