CDC ‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’ Materials Free Download

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‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’ Materials

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has free, downloadable Let’s Stop HIV Together materials to spread the word in your community and help raise awareness about the impact of HIV, the importance of HIV prevention and testing, the effects of stigma, and how we can work together to increase support for people living with HIV.

Posters, Banners and Palm Cards are available in both English-, and Spanish-language versions.

The materials and information about the campaign can be found here.

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World AIDS DAY

World AIDS DAY

Come support the LifeLine Project and 100 Black Women at our World AIDS Day event!!

World AIDS Day – December 1

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world_aids_day_logo1 World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

The 2013 theme for World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.”

For ways you can take action around World AIDS Day,  you can find several simple, powerful, and engaging ways here.

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The Effects of HIV/AIDS Intervention Groups for High-Risk Women in Urban Clinics

The Effects of HIV/AIDS Intervention Groups for High-Risk Women in Urban Clinics

Education is a great line of defense to combat risky behaviors associated with contracted HIV. The LifeLine Project offers gender specific education groups to African American Heterosexual men and women in Cherokee,Cobb, and Douglas Counties who struggle with substance abuse. Contact us: lifeline.project@cobbcsb.com 

(No) Condom Culture: Why Teens Aren’t Practicing Safe Sex

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There were certain things that the 1990s just did better — including getting the word out about the dangers of unprotected sex.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of American students using condoms hit its peak at around 60% a decade ago, and has stalled since then, even declining among some demographics. A recent study released by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada found that nearly 50% of sexually active college students aren’t using condoms. Other reports have found that while teenagers are likely to use a condom the first time they have sex, their behavior becomes inconsistent after that.

Health officials from Oregon to Georgia are ringing alarm bells about rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, worried that kids aren’t getting the message. Sex education is more robust than it was for previous generations, but a 2012 Guttmacher Institute report revealed that…

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Aging With HIV: The Graying of AIDS in America

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From amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, via thebody.com

“By 2015, nearly half of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV will be over the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and while a growing number of new infections are among people over 50, the majority of people aging with HIV are long-term survivors.”

Many are gay men, infected as they came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, who never expected to reach middle age, and who watched many of their friends die in the prime of their lives. They are known as the AIDS Generation. “Because of the high mortality linked to AIDS before we had potent treatments, many friends and spouses are not alive to help,” says Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., amfAR’s senior scientific consultant for programs. “And HIV itself, despite effective treatment, is linked to a heightened state of inflammation and…

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Visits to Multiple HIV Clinics Linked to Poorer Outcomes

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From medicalnewstoday.com

“For patients living with HIV, a continuous relationship with a provider has been associated with receiving ART, fewer HIV-related complications and lower risk of HIV transmission to others.”

Patients who received care at multiple HIV clinics – as opposed to only one – were less likely to take their medication and had higher HIV viral loads, a new study published in the journal AIDS and Behavior of almost 13,000 HIV patients in Philadelphia from Penn Medicine found. The findings reinforce the notion that continuous care with one provider/clinic is optimal for outcomes and even reducing transmissions, and can help cut down on duplicative HIV services that contribute to higher health care costs.

“It’s about retention in care, but also continuity, two related, but distinct processes,” said senior author Kathleen A. Brady, MD, an infectious disease physician at Pennsylvania Hospital and Medical Director/Medical Epidemiologist for the Philadelphia Department of…

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