HIV/AIDS

  • D.C. AIDS Report Shows Slight Decrease in New HIV Cases

    (WB) The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in D.C. dropped slightly from 368 in 2017 to 360 in 2018, the most recent year in which data has been analyzed, according to the city’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) annual report for 2018. 

  • December 2017 SFAN Report

    This report discusses the monthly meeting of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN). SFAN is the advisory for the RWC program of the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FL-DOH RWC). Broward has one other HIV planning body that meets monthly, the HIV Planning Council (HIVPC). The HIVPC is the planning body for the Ryan White Care (RWC) Program of Broward County (Broward-RWC).

    This SFAN meeting occurred on World AIDS Day. In honor of World AIDS Day, Joey Wynn, SFAN Chair, presented recognition awards for service to the HIV communities. Lisa Agate, Evelyn Morales, and Shirley Scott received these awards for their years of service.

  • December Report from SFAN

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking and advisory body for the Florida-Department of Health (FL-DOH), Ryan White Care (RWC) grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • Decreased Funding and Drug-Resistant Infections Suggest Impending AIDS Outbreak

    According to international reporting site Foreign Policy, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, estimates there are 36.7 million people living with HIV today, and more than half of them are on drugs that hold the virus at bay — preventing it from becoming full-blown AIDS as well as preventing the virus from spreading to sexual partners or through drug use. 

  • Deondre Moore Tells His Story as a Greater than AIDS Ambassador

    When, at 19 years old, Deondre Moore told his mother he was HIV-positive, she begged him not to tell his story. Deondre calls himself a mama’s boy. And at the World OutGames on Saturday, he had the slideshow to prove it. Moore told visitors about his life back home, focusing on faith, support, and family.

  • Dining Out For Life Raises Funds for Compass 

    Last week, Compass raised thousands of dollars for people impacted by HIV/AIDS in their joint event with Dining Out For Life, a national fundraising event held annually. 

  • Does TV Have A Responsibility To Show Only Safe Gay Sex?

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  • Douglas M. Brooks Appointed as New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

    Douglas M. Brooks

    Last week President Obama announced that Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, would lead the Office of National AIDS Policy. Brooks is an openly gay African American man living with HIV and an expert in the community.

  • Dr. Gerald Pierone Reflects Back on His Decades of Serving HIV Community

    As a young medical student, Dr. Gerald Pierone had ambitions to save the world from infectious disease, imagining himself traveling to Africa to treat patients, developing brand new lifesaving vaccines, and helping eradicate disease.

  • Drug Aims to Reduce Hard Fat in HIV Patients

    As HIV has evolved into a manageable condition, medical professionals are learning to treat some of the more common side effects associated with the disease.

  • Eat Out to Help Fight AIDS in Community

    Here’s a great excuse to eat out! On Thursday, April 24, restaurants around Fort

  • Elite vs. Grass-Root Conflict Emerges at AIDS 2016

    The 21st International AIDS Conference occurred in Durban, South Africa from July 18 through July 22. It had the theme “Access Equity Rights Now.”

  • Elton John Reflects on Past Year at Annual AIDS Gala

    NEW YORK -- Elton John says changes in the U.S. over the past year have positively affected the LGBT community, including the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality. But he says "there's more history to be made" in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  • Elton John: A call to action on AIDS

    Elton John (Photo: Allen Mealey/iReorter)

    (CNN) -- "The Normal Heart," written by my friend, the brilliant playwright Larry Kramer, and based on his story during the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, tells a tale that many of us lived through, and many others did not survive. It's as relevant today as an HBO movie as when it premiered on the stage in New York City in 1985.

  • Experts Fear Growing Homophobia Will Fuel HIV Epidemic

    (CNN) -- Millie Milton, 52, identifies as a transgender woman and has for more than 18 years. She remembers wearing her mother's veil and clothes from as young as 11 and preferring "female chores" such as sweeping the house.

  • Family Alleges HIV Discrimination At PA Practice

    A Pennsylvania HIV/AIDS agency filed suit on World AIDS Day against a private Lancaster County medical practice for its refusal to treat an HIV-positive man.

  • Feature: 6 U.S. HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016

    They come from nearly every corner of the U.S. They are engaged in local communities and on the international scene. They include mothers, artists, a fugitive, a performer, and a drug smuggler. They are speaking out, acting up, and in some cases risking their personal safety and liberty.

  • Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Now in its 20th year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but 44 percent of new HIV diagnoses. 

  • February 2017 Report from SFAN

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking and advisory body for the Florida-Department of Health (FL-DOH), Ryan White Care (RWC) grant in Broward County. It has monthly public meetings.

  • February News From SFAN

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking/advisory body for the Ryan White Care (RWC), Part B grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.