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2014: HIV, black men, and the new prison pipeline

–Lisa Fager Bediako and Michael Hinson Most people know about World AIDS Day but are likely unaware of over twelve annual population-specific HIV/AIDS awareness days including February 7th — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).  HIV/AIDS, once considered a “gay white man” disease, is still consistently on the rise in black American communities across the […]

Hiding one’s HIV status might be wrong, but it shouldn’t be a crime

Philadelphia Weekly –Josh Kruger In October, a college student in Missouri was charged with “exposing sexual partners to HIV.” As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and various national news media recently reported, 22-year-old Michael Johnson allegedly engaged in sex acts in his dorm room with more than 30 individuals who may not have known of his HIV+ status—and, […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes National HIV Prevention Progress Report, 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published online the National HIV Prevention Progress Report and Progress At-A-Glance. This new report describes progress toward achieving CDC’s key HIV prevention goals and the challenges that continue to threaten our success. Using data from CDC HIV surveillance systems, the report shows […]

Call for Applications: Summer training and mentored research program for early career HIV prevention and drug use investigators

The Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Program is now accepting applications for its Summer 2014 program. Fellows will: Attend two summer training institutes with fully funded travel and lodging beginning July 6-16, 2014 in New York City Join an international network of scholars examining current challenges in HIV and drug use research ethics […]