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Health and Wellness

Success in 2013: Don’t Just Say It, Draw It!

Success in 2013: Don’t Just Say It, Draw It!
Ever wonder why everyone is suddenly drawing pictures on white boards in videos when they want you to buy or remember something? Pictures imprint on your brain. ...
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Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Update

Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Update
PEPFAR is supporting countries to achieve the goal of eliminating new pediatric HIV infections by 2015 while keeping mothers alive. ...
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HPV Vaccine May Benefit HIV-Infected Women

HPV Vaccine May Benefit HIV-Infected Women
The researchers tested for the presence of 41 of more than 100 existing types of HPV virus, including 13 high-risk types. ...
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ACRIA, GMHC and SAGE Congratulate Global Fund’s New Leader

ACRIA, GMHC and SAGE Congratulate Global Fund’s New Leader
Three prominent leaders of LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations have joined together to praise the appointment of Dr. Mark Dybul as the Executive Director of the Global Fund. ...
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ACRIA Raises Concerns About In-Home HIV Testing

ACRIA Raises Concerns About In-Home HIV Testing
It is estimated that half of all new infections in the U.S. arise from those who are unaware that they have HIV, and one of the best tools available to lower transmission is to make testing broadly available. ...
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Jamal M. Edwards Resigns as CEO of Howard Brown Health Center

Jamal M. Edwards Resigns as CEO of Howard Brown Health Center
Edwards has decided the timing is right for him to explore new opportunities and transition control of HBHC to new leadership. ...
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California State Assembly Passes Landmark Bill to Protect Youth from Psychological Abuse

California State Assembly Passes Landmark Bill to Protect Youth from Psychological Abuse
The bill prohibits state-licensed mental health practitioners from engaging in abusive treatment that fraudulently claim to stop a young person from being LGBT. ...
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Atlanta to Pay $250K to Police Officer Denied Position Due to HIV Status

Atlanta to Pay $250K to Police Officer Denied Position Due to HIV Status
During a pre-employment medical exam, the APD learned that Roe was HIV-positive, and the doctor informed Roe that his HIV status disqualified him from the job. ...
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PrEP Study Shows HIV-Negative Men and Women Benefit from Daily Preventative Pill

PrEP Study Shows HIV-Negative Men and Women Benefit from Daily Preventative Pill
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine provides strong evidence that HIV-negative men and women who consistently take a daily antiretroviral pill can significantly reduce their risk of HIV infection. ...
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China Lifts 14-Year Blood Ban for Lesbian Donors

China Lifts 14-Year Blood Ban for Lesbian Donors
This week in health news, China lifted a 14-year ban that prohibited lesbian women from donating blood. ...
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