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AIDS is the leading cause of death in Black Women in Massachussetts

The Boston Channel recently published an article discussing AIDS being the leading cause of death in African American Women in Massachusetts. The article included the results of a study provided the Department of Public Health In Massachusetts. One in four of all of the new HIV/AIDS cases in Chicago are women. African American women in Massachusetts account for over half of the one in four new HIV/AIDS cases.

Read more at The Boston Channel.

30 Years Ago: First cases of AIDS reported

On June 5, 1981, the first cases of an unknown infection were reported. Within just a few months of the first reports of this unknown virus, the Center For Disease Control declared it an epidemic and named it AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), stemming from HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).

Read more on the NBC Bay Area website.

Better HIV Prevention Intervention Needed For Juvenile Offenders

The Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center would like to implement more Prevention Intervention for Young Offenders. According to the BHCRC, Young Offenders are more at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases due to being sexually active at an earlier age and not utilizing protection.

Read More at the Science Daily.

The Red Pump Project
The Red Pump Project
The Red Pump Project raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, using a red pump as a symbol of empowerment.
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