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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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...
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.
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.
From the marble halls of Congress to the kitchen tables across the country, there has been much talk about women’s health in recent months. And in the city that is home to the U.S. Capitol – and some of the nation’s poorest health outcomes – the same issue took center stage this week.
Through this year's theme, “A Healthier America Begins Today,” National Public Health Week will focus on a holistic approach to focus on disease prevention and wellness. Learn more about how you can be involved in this year’s activities from Kimberly Moore, director of Affiliate Affairs at APHA.
Today, on the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, people from all over the world come together in solidarity to show support for those who have been touched by AIDS and to recognize the shared commitment to reduce the burden of the disease for future generations.
Patient advocates and health organizations from across the country are convening in Atlanta this week for the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a strong focus on building momentum around the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that was released by the White House last year, the conference,...