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Ohio: Free Clinic Stressing HIV Testing; Opt-Out Strategy on Consent-to-Treat Form May Boost Identifications

Starting in late September, the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland will begin opt-out HIV testing for all patients. In 2006, CDC recommended all health care providers offer opt-out testing for patients ages 13-64 and all pregnant women.

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Sexual Abuse in Childhood Raises Risk of HIV and Other Sexual Infections

A large study of adult women and men in the United States found that 15% of women and 5% of men had been sexually abused as children.1 Among both women and men, sexual abuse was more common among bisexuals, lesbians and gays, and heterosexuals who ha...

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Seeing an HIV Health Care Provider

Terms Used in This Fact SheetCD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures how well the immune system is working.Drug-resistance testing: A blood test to identify which, if any, anti-HIV medications will not be effecti...

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Hundreds of Advocates, Service Providers, Policy Makers Attend AIDS 2012 Pre-Conference on Gay Men and Transgender People

Washington, D.C. -- Earlier today the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) held the fifth biennial pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference to assess the current state of the global HIV epidemic and response among gay men, other men who have ...

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Do You See Employment as an HIV/AIDS Issue?

An Institute on HIV/AIDS and Employment, an affiliated independent event of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), is being co-sponsored on Saturday, July 28, by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Working Positive Coalition.

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From the Shadows: Women, Sex, HIV and Violence -- A Press Conference on How Trauma Drives the HIV Epidemic

Washington, D.C. -- In the U.S., 1 out of every 4 people living with HIV is a woman. Further, it is estimated that 30% of women living with HIV experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) linked to violence and trauma compared to 5.2% in the gen...

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New Hampshire: Funding Cuts Force Group to End Free HIV/AIDS Testing

The state's only AIDS service organization is suspending its free HIV testing program due to a $60,000 cut in federal funding.

Wendy LeBlanc, the assistant director of the Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, said CDC has restructured its gra...

Through the Lens of Community: Trans Inclusion in Women's and LGBT Organizations Img
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Through the Lens of Community: Trans Inclusion in Women's and LGBT Organizations

LGBT and women's community organizations should ideally be safe spaces for trans people who come seeking services. However, the experiences of many trans individuals and advocates show that, even within community organizations, this has historically ...

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Intimate Partner Violence Towards HIV-Positive Women in the UK

Of the 191 women who took part in the study, 52 percent reported being humiliated, afraid, raped or kicked/hit by their partner at some point in their lifetime. Of them, 14 percent said it had happened within the past year, and 14 said it happened wh...

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NASW's "HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project" Supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The sun was gleaming on Miami's Biscayne Bay. Palm trees swayed in the gentle breeze and, in the distance, cruise ships were about to set sail for exotic ports. English, Spanish and a dozen other languages drifted through the air as happy people enjo...