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CDC launches “Start Talking. Stop HIV.”: a new national HIV prevention campaign for gay & bisexual men

Start Talking. Stop HIV. encourages men in all types of relationships to talk about: HIV testing, their HIV status, condom use and medicines that help prevent and treat HIV (PrEP and PEP – pre and post exposure prophylaxis and ART – antiretroviral therapy). Campaign ads and resources feature gay and bisexual men from across the U.S. […]

Doctors say ‘hood disease’ threatens inner-city youth

The Root –Lynette Holloway The CDC says about 30 percent of inner-city children are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, which has also become known as “hood disease.” Editor’s note: The Root has not been able to independently confirm that any researchers coined the term “hood disease.” The CBS station in San Francisco that originally reported this story […]

New guidelines recommend daily HIV prevention pill for those at substantial risk

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Today, CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service released new clinical guidelines recommending that healthcare providers consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for patients at substantial risk for HIV. The strategy of providing daily oral antiretroviral drugs to uninfected individuals prior to HIV exposure, known as […]