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BTAN Maryland Spreads the Word About HIV Criminalization

As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic is having on black lives, the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) in Maryland hosted the program "Exploring the Criminalization of HIV."

Chase Brexton Protest

Activists Maintain Pressure After Chase Brexton CEO Resigns: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Baltimore's largest provider of health care to the city's most vulnerable communities has experienced months of upheaval and staff discontent, and there is more work to do to reform the agency.

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Pregnant Guest Kicked Out of 'Charm Ball' Over Protest Fears: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When blogger Itta Englander chose to join protesters at Chase Brexton's annual "Charm Ball" to voice concern over the direction of Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the LGBT community, there was little doubt there would be some tension at th...

The Chase Brexton 'Fired Five'

Catching Up With Chase Brexton's 'Fired Five': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the city's most vulnerable populations, met in person for the first time since their dismissal.

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The Human Toll of Chase Brexton's Union-Busting Efforts: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"With a union organizing effort underway by employees at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore ... senior management evidently tried one of the oldest, and most cruelly transparent, tricks in the playbook," Mark S. King writes. "They fired managers ...

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University of Maryland Clinic Offers Compassionate Dental Care to HIV/AIDS Patients

This article was reported by The Baltimore Sun.

The Baltimore Sun reported on the continuing supportive efforts of the PLUS Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After the death of his regular dentist, a local HIV-positive patien...

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Couples-Based HIV Testing and Counseling Comes to Maryland

Baltimore will become the first Maryland city and only the 15th U.S. city to offer a couples-based HIV testing and counseling program. According to Orrin D. Ware, research project coordinator of STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV Program, the program will hel...

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Maryland: Teaching About HIV/AIDS in the Church

As part of Baltimore's recently announced plan to cut new HIV/AIDS cases by 25 percent over the next four years, the city is recruiting churches as partners in areas where the disease is concentrated.

"The church is a foundation of bringing people t...

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Maryland: City Seeks to Reach Those at Risk of HIV Infection in Unconventional Ways

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is boosting HIV prevention outreach through support of "ballrooms," or underground dance parties for young, black or Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM).

In November, some 400 MSM and transgender pers...

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Maryland: Volunteers, Advocates Hold a Day of Free HIV Testing, Counseling

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland partnered on July 19 with churches and interfaith centers to offer free testing at the Seventh Metro Baptist Church in Baltimore's Charles North neighborhood. Organizers hoped the ev...