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.
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Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, September 23, 2013.
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.
Today is National HIV Testing Day, hosted by AIDS.gov to address one simple fact: More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, yet one in five is unaware of it.
The facts about condom use show that most sexually active people use them incorrectly, if at all. Two-thirds of sex acts among single adults don’t involve a condom. Experts say these problems are easily solvable.
Working odd hours may increase likelihood of heart diseases; public health department says breaking up isn’t so hard to do with education; and should New York City be more lenient on sick days? These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Friday, July 27, 2012.
The crown symbol of the fight against HIV/AIDS now weighs 54 tons, spans 1.3 million square feet and includes 94,000-plus names on more than 48,000 panels. The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt has come a long way since its inception and Joan Juster helped get it off the ground.
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.”
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.
Landmark Affordable Care Act ruling and its immediate aftermath, including on smoking prevention; public health groups recognize June 27 for National HIV Testing Day; and how much coffee is healthy? Those stories and more topping public health headlines today, Friday, June 29, 2012.
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.
How eating more fruits and vegetables promotes tobacco-free lives; CDC finds teens less likely to smoke but more likely to commit suicide; texting behind the wheel also prevalent in teens; and can HIV really be cured? These stories and more topping public health headlines today, June 8, 2012.