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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

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.

A ‘condomology’ lesson

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.

July 27 news: Olympics, Colorado victims, ‘sexting’

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.

AIDS Quilt pioneer Juster talks NAMES Project

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.

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.”

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.

Today’s news: Affordable Care Act, HIV, FDA

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.

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.

Today’s news: Farm Bill, food and diet, tobacco findings

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.

Wakefield discusses HRSA budget challenges in visit to APHA

Following release of the White House fiscal year 2013 budget proposal earlier this month, Mary Wakefield, chief administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, paid a visit to APHA offices on Thursday to discuss the agency’s budget with public health funding advocates.

World AIDS Day: Celebrating progress, recognizing challenges ahead

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.

HIV prevention — So different yet much the same

In the following post, Melissa Beaupierre, a senior director at Danya International and APHA member, reflects how efforts to reduce the burden of the HIV/AIDS in the U.S. has evolved throughout her career and the new, formidable challenges that lay ahead. Early in my career as a public health educator in the late ‘80s and...