Tag: centers for disease control

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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Knowing the stats, finding help

Despite the perception, suicide rate is usually down during the holidays. But the statistics are still alarming One of the biggest myths about suicide apparently is that people are more likely to kill themselves during the...

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On World AIDS Day: some HIV statistics

For World AIDS Day, here are some statistics gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and the Dallas County Department of Health about HIV/AIDS: • Someone becomes infected with HIV every 9½ minutes. • One in five people...

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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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Abounding Prosperity receives $1.7 million grant

South Dallas prevention organization targets population hardest hit by new HIV infections DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Abounding Prosperity, a South Dallas-based AIDS education organization, has been...

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We are ‘greater than AIDS’

A LOOK BACK | Elton John, right, is joined by Ryan White, left, and Jason Robertson, both suffering from AIDS, as he performs at “For the Love of Children” benefit for children with AIDS and other serious illnesses in 1988....

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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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Flu shots available in Oak Lawn

The flu vaccine is available in Oak Lawn Flu shots are available. According to the Centers for Disease Control, this year’s vaccine includes protection for swine flu (H1N1) and two other influenza viruses (H3N2 virus and...

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