HIV/AIDS Quiz at the Kaiser Family Foundation

January 03, 2023

Despite significant successes in addressing HIV/AIDS around the world, including in the United States, many challenges remain—there are more people living with HIV than ever before and millions of new infections each year, and not everyone has access to the care and treatment they need.  At the same time, there have been many successes and new directions ahead.

Prisoners, HIV, AIDS

January 10, 2017

Every year, 30 million people spend time in prisons or other closed settings and more than 10.2 million are incarcerated at any given time.1 2

 

Prisons are a high-risk environment for HIV transmission with drug use and needle sharing, tattooing with homemade and unsterile equipment, high-risk sex and rape commonplace. Overcrowding as well as stress, malnutrition, drugs, and violence weaken the immune system, making people living with HIV more susceptible to getting ill.3 Yet, prisoner wellbeing is often neglected and overlooked.

HIV update - 1st February 2017

February 01, 2017

Many older people living with HIV worry about poverty, loneliness and social care.  

A peer-led research project on the experiences and needs of people living with HIV over the age of 50 has recently been published by Terrence Higgins Trust. Many of those taking part were living below the poverty line and were socially isolated. Many participants had anxieties about their future health, independence and social care.

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Black Women’s Breast Health Matters

By now, many of us already know the statistics . . . that despite the federal and private investments in breast cancer screening, treatment and research, Black women continue to experience breast cancer at younger ages and in more advanced and deadlier forms. From screening to timely diagnosis and entry into treatment, Black women receive inequitable care and our overall survival rates have increased at a much slower pace.

How Emotional Experience Determines Your Health

The conventional theory of medicine says that your health is a matter of your genetics, exposure to infection and lifestyle. But with rare exceptions, your emotional experience is a greater factor than any of those. That’s not just our assertion — there’s now solid science behind the correlation of emotional experience and a host of diseases and health conditions, from heart disease and depression to obesity and chronic pain.

The Woman's Guide to Better Health in 2017

By Heather A. Smith, M.D. 

Women are often the cornerstone of health within their family and community. Yet with their focus on their children, partners, parents and/or siblings, they often forgo their own well-being.

 

Ladies, at the cusp of this New Year, it's time to regain control of your health and dedicate 2017 to yourself. At Montefiore Health System in Bronx, New York, I advise my patients to follow these seven ways to stay healthy and prevent future illnesses. Some items are easy; others might take more time or practice. But all will set you on a path toward better health in 2017.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Sexual violence (SV) is a significant problem in the United States. SV refers to sexual activity when consent is not obtained or not given freely. Anyone can experience SV, but most victims are female. The person responsible for the violence is typically male and usually someone known to the victim. The person can be, but is not limited to, a friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member...

Leading Causes of Death in Females, 2014 (current listing)

Know how to prevent illness and pre-mature death...

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May 28, 2023

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