National HIV Testing Day sweeps communities nationwide

National HIV Testing Day sweeps communities nationwide

Communities across the nation are encouraging people of all ages and sexual orientations to participate today in National HIV Testing Day.

Advocates raise awareness of range of LGBT health issues

While HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment remains a prominent issue in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, staff at health centers such as Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago know it is not the only public health issue of concern. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day

For the 34 million people living with HIV, Dec. 1 means more than honoring lives already lost to one of the deadliest pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is about preventing and ultimately eradicating AIDS, and building off the health achievements that are already bringing us closer.
Infographic touts success against HIV/AIDS, warns of budget cuts

Infographic touts success against HIV/AIDS, warns of budget cuts

APHA rolled out its newest public health infographic today to amplify a continuing drumbeat around public health’s major contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Saturday is World AIDS Day

Dec. 1 is the silver anniversary of World AIDS Day, but another color defines the historic moment. Red ribbons supporting people living with HIV/AIDS will fly proudly Saturday during the 25th annual event, founded by the World Health Organization in an effort to end one of the deadliest pandemics in history.

AJPH Study: Media messages can promote long-term safe sex behavior

When it comes to talking about teens and sex, the media oftentimes get a bad rap. However, according to a new study in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health, the media may be key to promoting safe sex.

HIV prevention pill welcomed as new tool in AIDS battle

A newly approved pill to prevent HIV infection is creating hope for inroads in the global fight against AIDS, though questions about its cost, access and appropriate uses remain.

Exhibit hall prime real estate for public health advocates

From Sweden to Zimbabwe, exhibitors from around the world have set up shop at the 19th annual international AIDS conference this week, and APHA is part of the action, too.

International AIDS Conference attracts big names to D.C.

Monday’s sessions at the week-long XIX International AIDS Conference brought together policymakers, entertainers, doctors and global ambassadors of public health to champion the theme of this year’s event: “Turning the tide together.”

A patchwork of names

On Monday, APHA representatives ventured to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall, at the AIDS conference in the Washington Convention Center, and at the National Building Museum. More than 48,000 panels honor the 90,000 people that died from HIV, and are showcased at dozens of locations around the city. People can observe...

FDA approves first drug to reduce HIV risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of HIV to people not yet infected.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

HIV prevention and treatment allow for healthier lives, thanks to collaborative efforts from medical researchers, government agencies, state and local health departments, and health providers. However, of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S., one in five don’t know it.