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Ending AIDS in Black America: Step Three -- Implementing Treatment on Demand

The line "If you build it they will come" worked for Kevin Costner in the movie Field of Dreams, but it definitely does not work for people living with HIV/AIDS or in public health. The health care system we need won't get built until we show up and ...

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U.S. Panel Recommends What We've Been Saying for Years: HIV Testing for All

What a difference six years can make. Today news broke that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is planning to recommend that HIV testing become a standard part of all routine check-ups for all patients, making HIV testing akin to the ways in w...

Health Care Law Victory for Women and HIV: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

Health Care Law Victory for Women and HIV: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

On Aug. 1, a provision of the Affordable Care Act kicked in that provides 47 million U.S. women with free access to eight new prevention-related benefits. HIV advocate Candace Y.A. Montague explains what makes these new benefits so special.

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Domestic PEPFAR Program Would Increase Coordination, Improve AIDS Response in U.S.

"Urban America continues to suffer high rates of HIV despite successes of antiretroviral treatment that can suppress the virus, decrease transmission, prevent progression to AIDS, and lower death rates," Gregory Pappas, senior deputy director of the ...

What I Think About HIV Home Testing: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

What I Think About HIV Home Testing: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

Long-term HIV survivor Rae Lewis-Thornton appreciates the importance of HIV testing. However, "The guilt and shame that comes with an HIV diagnosis is insurmountable," she notes. "A person has to be strong to get a positive HIV test result at home."...

Why This Election Matters to Women Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS Img

Why This Election Matters to Women Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS

"In this election we will see the sexual and reproductive rights of women debated in local and national elections," writes Tinselyn Simms-Hall in this article from AIDS United. "Women living with HIV are doubly impacted by restrictive laws. ... The H...

Betsy Yung Shares Her Story: A Blog Entry by Robert Breining Img

Betsy Yung Shares Her Story: A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

"Hindsight being what it is, she realized that she had numerous warning signs over the previous few years: shingles, thrush, [ulcerative colitis] and swollen glands," says Robert Breining of Betsy Yung, who he recently interviewed on POZIAM Radio. "N...

Demand the Test Ladies -- Ignorance Is Not Bliss: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

Demand the Test Ladies -- Ignorance Is Not Bliss: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

It's National Women's Health Week. Now more than ever women's health has taken center stage especially since selected members of Congress used Planned Parenthood to hold out on budget negotiations. Even in 2011, women are still regarded as expendable...

With Friends Like These: Dr. Monica Sweeney's Gift to the Religious Right -- A Blog Entry by fogcityjohn Img

With Friends Like These: Dr. Monica Sweeney's Gift to the Religious Right -- A Blog Entry by fogcityjohn

The conversation about "It's Never Just HIV" -- the controversial HIV awareness campaign launched by the New York City health department -- is far from over, blogger Fogtcityjohn writes. In the latest development, a right-wing conservative politician...