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Iris House's "Keep It 100" Campaign Uses Smartphone App to Prevent HIV/AIDS

The bus-shelter installations are difficult to miss -- colorful, eye-catching advertisements headlined Love Your Life, Keep It 100 that feature young Black male models and scannable "quick response" (QR) codes that instantly direct smartphone users t...

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10 HIV/AIDS Stories That Defined 2011 in the US

As the calendar marches toward 2012, there is good news – and not-so-good news – to report regarding the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this slideshow, we take a brief look at some of the major HIV/AIDS stories that rocked 2011, particularly within the U.S.

Targeting Prevention Services to Latino Youth MSM and Undocumented Workers in Oregon Img

Targeting Prevention Services to Latino Youth MSM and Undocumented Workers in Oregon

While Oregon's HIV/AIDS rate is very low, if you look closer, rates among men of color are increasing. "We're seeing younger [men who have sex with men] of color that are HIV positive here in Portland, especially Latino youth," says peer educator Ern...

Washington DC's New HIV Epidemic: Latino Men

It was in March 2009 when the now-infamous statistics were released that showed at least 3 percent of adult Washington D.C. residents were HIV positive. The District of Columbia's HIV rate was described as the highest in the country, "higher than Wes...

Destinando Servicios de Prevención Para Jóvenes Latinos MSM y Trabajadores Indocumentados en Oregón Img

Destinando Servicios de Prevención Para Jóvenes Latinos MSM y Trabajadores Indocumentados en Oregón

El número de casos de VIH/SIDA en Oregón es atípico a la directriz nacional. La tasa de VIH es muy baja -- aproximadamente seis décimas del uno por ciento, y más del 78 por ciento de los casos son de color blanco, según a la Fundación Kaiser Family. ...

La Nueva Epidemia de VIH en Washington, D.C.: Hombres Latinos

Fue en marzo de 2009, cuando se publicaron las estadísticas ahora infames que mostraron que por lo menos 3 por ciento de adultos residentes en Washington, D.C. eran VIH positivos. La tasa de VIH en el distrito de Columbia fue descrito como el más alt...

Vinculando a Jóvenes Latinos VIH Positivo en East Los Ángeles Con Atención Médica

Los Ángeles es el epicentro de la epidemia de VIH/SIDA entre las comunidades latinas en California. El condado tiene la mayoría de los casos de VIH/SIDA del Estado y las personas Latinas vislumbran como una pluralidad de los casos de VIH/SIDA del Con...

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There Is Never Enough Funding for Latinas With HIV/AIDS

"Calling [HIV/AIDS] a crisis would be an understatement. And unfortunately there is never enough HIV prevention funding and [few] resources targeted toward Latinas," says Yolanda Diaz, a veteran New York City-based HIV/AIDS advocate. Diaz discusses t...

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Concerns for Black Gay/Bisexual HIV Raised to Global Platform at Dominican Republic Conference

Much of the recent HIV/AIDS data on Black gay and bisexual men -- or, "men who have sex with men" (MSM) in public health jargon -- has been sobering. A recent Centers for Disease Control study of more than 8,100 MSM found almost one in three Black MS...

Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Good for Black Americans? Part 3: Reducing HIV-Related Disparities -- A Blog Entry by Rod McCullom

This is the third in a four-part series examining the strategy's impact on Black communities. This article is cross-posted from the Sept. 21 edition of Black AIDS Weekly, the newsletter of the Black AIDS Institute. Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy ...