Category Archives: HIV care & treatment

Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C is the most common transmission route in children

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Hepatitis C (HCV) is an important health issue in the United States and abroad. As a blood-borne infection, HCV is most commonly transmitted from sharing injection drug equipment. However, transmission from mother to child (MTC) during pregnancy and/or childbirth — also referred to as vertical transmission…Read More

WORLD is now an HIV testing site for women!

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WORLD is very excited to announce that they are now an HIV testing and counseling center for women in Oakland, CA. They offer incentivized testing to women that includes trauma-informed counseling in a women-centered environment. WORLD knows that women’s HIV risk goes beyond the traditional categories….Read More

ACT UP to CDC’s Tom Frieden: You’re MIA on HIV

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New Infections on the Rise in Key Subpopulations, Despite Options for Prevention JUNE 9, 2014 – ATLANTA, GA – The number of new cases of HIV in the US overall has held steady for the past decade at 50,000 per year. But this doesn’t mean that the…Read More

How’s your sexual health?

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By Dana Van Gorder, Executive Director, Project Inform reprinted from The Huffington Post How would you define “sexual health?” For the past two years, I have served on the Steering Committee of the National Coalition for Sexual Health. It’s a thoughtful group of professionals and activists…Read More

New tool announced to fight HIV cure hype in the media

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In an effort to aid in the fight against HIV cure hype and educate media sources as well as the broader community on the current state of HIV cure research, three agencies have teamed up and published the HIV/AIDS Cure Glossary. The agencies involved in the project include DARE (Delaney…Read More

Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected MSM: Raising Awareness through Screening

Reprinted from AETC National Resource Center ShareSpot. May is National Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month. We are at an exciting time in HCV awareness, screening and treatment. A recently updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, new United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) HCV screening guidelines for both the…Read More

Anal Cancer Forum: May 13, San Francisco

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Living and Thriving After Treatment for Anal Cancer Addressing long-term treatment side effects Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:30pm-8:30pm Herbst Hall Auditorium (2nd Floor) 1600 Divisadero Street, UCSF Mount Zion Campus San Francisco, CA A panel of experts and patients will discuss side effects often experienced by…Read More