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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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Less than a week before National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the FDA has announced the approval of a new type of HIV test. According to a CNN report,The first diagnostic test to detect both HIV antigens and antibodies was approved Monday by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday. The new test means infections [...]

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Our ambassadors around the country have been “Rocking the Red” in their area. Here are other official Red Pump events going on this month:Rock the RED: Youth Skate JamJune 24, 2010, 6:00pm – 10:00pmStarlight Roller Rink8830 E. W.T. Harris BoulevardCharlotte, North CarolinaBreak out your skates and join The Red Pump Project on June 24, 2010 [...]

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AIDS in the News

Here are some things going on in the news surrounding the issue of HIV/AIDSAfrican Women Begin Testing of Vaginal Ring Intended to Kill HIV Virus (WashingtonPost.com) – The International Partnership for Microbicides is launching a new study to test the acceptability of a silicone ring similar to one used in contraceptive devices such as NuvaRing. [...]

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Hey folks! Summertime in Chicago is officially kicking off next week, with Memorial Day weekend. There’s a lot going on. A couple of organizations are having events, and have chosen The Red Pump Project to be beneficiaries of a portion of funds raised. 5 events happening in the next week in the Chicagoland area will be benefitting [...]

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Far too many New Yorkers are being infected with HIV and dying of AIDS. We must do better. Did you know that more than 100,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV, but thousands don’t know they’re infected? This year AIDS Walk New York is celebrating 25 years in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Since [...]

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Pump up the Awareness

By Brittani Menina, Red Pump Ambassador – CharlotteOn May 1st I will be in Gulfport, Mississippi representing The Red Pump Project at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church for a “Pump up the Awareness” event for all girl youth sororities and African American Teenagers. My goal is to spread the work of the Red Pump Project [...]

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by Sandra DavisClue # 1: This HIV/AIDS organization is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington, D.C. has the highest STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) infection rate and one of the highest HIV/AIDS in the United States.Clue # 2: For twenty years, this HIV/AIDS organization [...]

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Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving participation of volunteers, sponsors and restaurants from all over. In exchange for their support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic and proceeds benefit the AIDSCare foundation.Join the Ladies Of The Red Pump Project in their [...]

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I Rock the Red Pump for all those girls and women living with HIV/AIDS and to educate the rest of the girls and women of the world. I want to be a hand to hold, an ear to hear, and a shoulder to lean on for those battling this disease and for those who need [...]

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