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2010-11-29 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of World AIDS Day December 1st, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is spearheading two simultaneous protests in Washington, DC and Los Angeles targeting the Government of China over its misuse of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Over the past ten years, China--now the world's second largest economy--has received nearly $1 billion ($940M) from the Fund, yet has contributed just $16...

2010-11-29 12:00:00

- Borders will donate a portion of customer's sale on December 1st to Lifebeat - NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 1, World AIDS Day, Borders will be giving customers a chance to give back. The retailer will be donating up to 25%* of a customer's total sale to Lifebeat, the music industry's HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America. Borders customers are invited to attend various in-store signings and live performances at select locations nationwide on December...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Piperlime, the online shop known for the freshest styles in fashion, has teamed up with Lifetime's Project Runway sensation Mondo Guerra to support and raise awareness for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100323/NY73925LOGO ) Mondo has designed two limited-edition T-shirts (300 of each design) available exclusively on piperlime.com. The designs infuse Mondo's bold style and energetic graphics...

2010-11-12 13:00:40

The impact of 30 years of HIV on an area once described as the epicentre of the African AIDS epidemic will be discussed at a lecture hosted by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in London this month. Progressive declines in agricultural production, with dire consequences for rural livelihoods, were originally predicted as a result of the long-term effects of HIV and AIDS in central and south western Uganda. However, recent research has shown that those forecasts have not come true. The...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when an estimated 56,300 Americans become infected with HIV every year, the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research will convene its 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care to intensify the nation's prevention and detection efforts. Taking place just before World AIDS Day, the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care (November 17-19, 2010 at the National Harbor in Maryland)...

2010-07-20 02:00:00

VIENNA, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE 2010 -- MTV, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNICEF today unveiled at INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE 2010, new research on its Staying Alive Ignite Campaign at, which found that creating compelling pro-social entertainment for young people can positively impact attitudes and behaviour towards HIV and AIDS. MTV, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, commissioned Johns...

2010-05-19 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV" is the theme for today's sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As an Asian American, I have become fully aware of the stigma and silence around HIV in my community. Saving face is a common cultural norm among Asian and Pacific Islanders that contributes to silence around talking about HIV. So on this important occasion, I want to acknowledge...

2009-12-10 15:04:00

DETROIT, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African-American political leaders, union members, ministers and community activists are meeting Monday, December 14th to create and implement a strategy to combat the deadly HIV/AIDS virus in the African-American Community. "Detroit is leading the nation in murders, STDs, unwed mothers, unemployment, and foreclosures," said the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, National Board Member and Michigan Chapter President, National Black Leadership Commission...

2009-12-10 10:46:00

"...it is also true that security does not exist where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine they need to survive." - President Barack Obama WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Human Rights Day -- At his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, this morning, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of health and access to medicines for all people as a prerequisite to security. The President said: "It...

2009-12-01 08:05:00

Gay Men's Health Crisis Encourages People to 'Fight AIDS. Love Life.' NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today on World AIDS Day, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is reaffirming its commitment to continue helping diverse groups disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, including people struggling with crystal methamphetamine use. GMHC is announcing an innovative, interactive crystal methamphetamine resource, www.MyMethLife.org, which aims to curb the rampant spread of this...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.