HIV/AIDS

  • Clinton, Sanders meetings with HIV/AIDS Activists Go in Different Directions

    Both meetings between HIV/AIDS activists and Secretary Hillary Clinton (May 12 in Brooklyn) and Senator Bernie Sanders (May 25 in San Bernardino) seemed to end the same way – with promises by both to increase the focus and funding for HIV/AIDS.

  • CNN's HIV/AIDS Fast Facts Up to November 24, 2014

    (CNN) -- Here's a look at AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.

  • Column: A Dog's Tale

    Historians and anthropologists say that our relationship with humans started 15,000 years ago when, with the development of agriculture, your forebears became more sedentary.

  • Column: Aging With HIV – 'We Can’t Beat The Clock'

    On March 29, every chair was taken at the World AIDS Museum & Educational Center, 1201 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL, for a presentation by Dr. Patrick Kenney of Midland Medical, titled “HIV & AGING (Including info about PrEP).”

  • Column: Coping with HIV in a Hurricane

    “Surviving Irma” was the topic for discussion at the Pozitive Attitudes weekly HIV support group at the World AIDS Museum (WAM) recently. A group of 20 or so men infected, or affected, by HIV—mostly middle aged—sat in the museum’s sleek, open gallery space and regaled tales of South Florida’s latest hurricane with a mixture of sadness, frustration, and humor—a permutation of perspective perhaps cultivated over decades of surviving a Plague.

  • Column: HIV Stigma is Natural, and Still Wrong

    On this World AIDS Day, someone just got blocked on a dating app, because he posted his HIV-positive status.  Your friend who proudly displays his bumper sticker proclaiming equality just lost interest in his handsome neighbor, because he found out the guy is living with HIV.  We’re three decades into the HIV epidemic, yet stigma is everywhere.

  • Column: June, Report from HIV Planning Bodies

    This article reports on three meetings. First, it reports on the meeting of the HIV Planning Council (HIV-PC). That body oversees the Ryan White Care (RWC) Program of Broward (RWC-Broward) or RWC-Part-A.

  • Column: New Project Shares Stories of Those Who Lost Parents to AIDS

    A new project by two daughters of gay dads aims to reveal a part of history that has rarely been told before: the stories of people like themselves who lost parents to AIDS.

  • Column: The Sound and Fury of the PrEP Debate (and the Facts to Win it)

    “We don’t know the side effects of this drug. It’s too expensive. Insurance won’t cover it. It hasn’t been studied enough. It will encourage slutty behavior. And why the hell don’t people just use condoms?”

  • Column: Transnational Human Rights and HIV

    World AIDS Day 2017.

  • Commemorating National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The 2016 theme is “We'll Defeat AIDS con Ganas!('With our wholehearted efforts'). The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day.

  • Community Announcement: Another Study Finds High Adherence to PrEP

    Sub-analysis underscores the value of PrEP in protecting women’s health

  • Compass Hosts Discussion for Long Term Survivors of HIV 

    This month, Compass, the LGBT community center in Lake Worth, and the HIV Long Term Survivor Network wrapped up a two-part discussion series shedding light on survivors’ experiences with HIV/AIDS. 

  • Compass to Host HIV Survivors Event on Tuesday

    Compass, the LGBT Community Center of the Palm Beaches, will recognize HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day with a presentation and dinner. It begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. The event is free and open to the public. It is requested that all guests register in advance (the link is below.)

  • Congressional Candidate Comes Out As HIV Positive

    Bob Poe, running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 10th District, has come out as HIV positive.

  • Cruising for Clinics: Coalition Unites for Ryan White Program

    Social workers, clinicians and health care advocates took a cruise of the Intracoastal Waterway last Friday night to bring attention to a federal program considered vital for HIV/AIDS care.

  • Cuomo Plan Aims To Sharply Lower New York HIV Rate

    NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unveiling a sweeping plan to reduce HIV infections and AIDS rates below epidemic levels in the state.

  • 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.