There are some 25,000 people with HIV and AIDS living in Houston and Harris County. It will take months to determine whether their viral loads were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
In the absence of a funding renewal from Congress, the more than 10,400 community health centers in the U.S. could lose up to 70 percent of their federal grant funding within a matter of months.
The national health care provider and advocacy group joins a community of international health experts in confirming what a groundswell of scientific evidence has shown: When a person's viral load is undetectable, HIV is untransmittable.
Despite obstacles, the U.S. HIV community is mobilizing to help make sure people living with HIV who were impacted by the storm have access to antiretrovirals and basic everyday supplies.
Engaging people in HIV medical care and achieving the goals of care have greatly improved in the participating health care sites since the implementation of the Louisiana Links program.
"We are highlighting the strength of the community," explained founder Cecilia Chung. "At the same time, we want to honor individual stories and resilience."
VAVA VOOM is Visual AIDS' dazzling spring benefit to honor and support artists living with HIV and fighting the epidemic.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today officially changed the name of AIDS.gov, the federal government's leading source for information about HIV, to HIV.gov.
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"Colorado Advocacy Day was a huge success on April 21st," Barb Cardell writes. "This early chance to discuss the science of HIV, basics of advocacy, language and partnership with CORA organizations gave us a strong base from which to grow."