Tag: CDC

STDs increasing among gay and bisexual men

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today, Sept. 26, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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New study: PrEP could prevent 168,000 new HIV infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new research today, Feb. 24, showing that reaching the National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets for HIV testing and treatment and expanding the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could prevent 185,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. by 2020, a 70 percent reduction in new infections.

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Surviving HIV, facing Hepatitis C

As liver disease surpasses virus that causes AIDS as a killer, it should be a wake-up call for LGBT people to get tested, educated about risks After the emergence of HIV/AIDS and the devastation it caused in the 1980s, the...

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Big changes ahead for ASOs

AIDS agencies have to look for ways to branch out if they want to survive and thrive under health care reform Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living...

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Out Youth gets $25K from Sir Elton’s foundation

Out Youth Austin today announced that the organization for LGBT youth has received a $25,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation for Out Youth’s K.Y.S.S. (Knowing Your Status is Smart) program for HIV prevention, testing and counseling for young people, ages 12-19, in Central Texas.

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More on the latest HIV stats from the CDC

Jennifer Horvath from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted me about my article on National HIV Testing Day that appeared in Friday’s paper. She sent along a ton of additional statistics and clarifications....

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