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HIV/AIDS News Digest: April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Here is a quick look at a few HIV/AIDS stories recently reported in the media:

Study Finds That Promoting Healthy Behaviors Reduced Heart Disease in African-American Mixed Status Couples (From HealthDay)

To address the fact that African Americans are at higher risk to die from heart disease and that antiretrovirals increase that risk, researchers put together a healthier lifestyle program geared toward African-American mixed-status couples.

Their results were promising.

By analyzing data from 275 couples who participated in eight weekly two-hour sessions, researchers found a positive change in lifestyle would reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases. The healthy lifestyle changes they noticed were higher consumption of fruits and vegetables, lower consumption of fatty foods, an increase in prostate cancer screenings for men, an increase in mammograms for women, and an increase in physical activity.

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Comment by: Kevin Maloney (New York) Thu., Apr. 28, 2011 at 11:24 am UTC
This ADAP crisis and other cuts to HIV/AIDS programs across the country is becoming increasingly worrisome. A call to action is required. I created this petition 3 weeks ago and have mobilized as of today 827 people online in protest of these changes and cuts to programs authorized under the Ryan White Care Act. Will you join the others who have already signed? Share on facebook, twitter, and e mail the petition to whomever you can. Your support is needed and much appreciated. Thanks for signing and passing along.

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