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Houston, Texas – This past Saturday, July 31st Hip Hop for HIV, put on their fourth annual for over 15,000 young adults. The tickets were free, with a twist. Potential concert attendees received the tickets, only after a four hour process of being tested and educated about HIV/AIDS and other STDs. If needed, they were [...]

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Looking for Places in the Chicagoland Area to get FREE HIV Testing this week? The Howard Brown Health Center, offers FREE anonymous oral rapid HIV Testing Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00pm – 7:00pm and Friday from 9:00am – noon and 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Testing takes place at their walk in Clinic, 4025 N. Sheridan [...]

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New York – This past Friday, in hopes to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, Governor David Paterson (D-NY) signed two pieces of legislation. The first bill, gives patients, between the ages of 13 and 64, the option to get tested for HIV by signing a general consent form. The form will stay into effect until [...]

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Washington D.C. – HIV infection amongst women is nearly 12 times the national rate in the District of Columbia. With the launch of DC Doin’ It!, a grassroots campaign to encourage the use of female condoms, The Washington AIDS Partnership hopes to increase awareness while decreasing HIV infections. The Washington AIDS Partnership, a collaboration of [...]

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Earlier this month researchers, from the International Partnership for Microbicides, announced the testing of a vaginal ring containing an HIV-preventing antiretroviral drug, dapivirine. With that ring, the drug is released into the vagina and the microbides are expected to kill the virus on contact. This study has already recruited close to three hundred women. However, [...]

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The Chicago Women’s AIDS Project and The Red Pump Project have teamed up in the fight against HIV/AIDS! Throughout the summer we will be assembling condom kits to distribute at local HIV/AIDS/STI Testing Clinics. We are looking for 8-10 high school girls (preferably juniors or seniors) to help with these projects, for a opportunity to [...]

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Yesterday, the Obama Administration revealed the First National HIV/AIDS Strategy. After nearly three decades, since the introduction of the disease in the United States, this strategy is an effort to re-focus domestic public attention on ending the HIV/AIDS virus.By implementing this plan the Obama Adminstration hopes to decrease the amount of HIV infections and provide [...]

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Winston Salem Ambassador and Miss North Carolina International, Kristie Tobias (L), with Charlotte Ambassador Felisha Moore (R).The Red Pump Project is excited to have ambassadors, across the country, “Rocking the Red Pump” and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in their community. Although we could never fully express our appreciation for the hard work our ambassadors do, [...]

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On July, 15, 2010, “Ultimate Red Pump Rocker,” Rae Lewis-Thornton will host “An Evening with Rae: A Meet, Greet, & Tweet” at Encore Liquid Lounge, 171 West Randolph, Chicago, Illinois, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. This is the first event hosted by the Emmy Award winning AIDS Activist. Dubbed “A Social Media Event, For A Socially [...]

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Improperly cleaned dental instruments may have exposed over 1,800 veterans to HIV and other life threatening diseases. The alleged exposure to the virus occurred after dental technicians at The John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, reportedly hand-washed instruments before putting them in cleaning machines. According to the hospital’s chief of staff, the instruments [...]

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