Post Tagged with: "HIV/AIDS"

Pam, at left, and my mother Earline having fun under an umbrella on a sunny day. (Photo courtesy of Priscilla Mensah)

Out of Despair, Hope: Pam’s Story

Black, Featured Posts, Health, New York August 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm

A relative opens up about being HIV positive.

Rabbi David Bauer, director of social justice programming at CBST, speaks about his experience with HIV, in a “Voices of Community” video from the synagogue. (Screen shot via video)

First HIV Prevention Training for Jewish Clergy

Health, Jewish, Manhattan July 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah organized the first training for rabbis, synagogue staff and Jewish leaders that focused on HIV treatment, prevention and stigma, reports Tablet.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.

Panelists spoke about the obstacles faced by gay and bisexual Latinos and transgender Latinas to get tested for HIV and have access to treatment. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Gay and Transgender Latinos Most Affected by HIV/AIDS

Health, Latino, LGBTQ February 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Design by Michael Shirey via Gay City News)

Why is Uptake of an HIV Prevention Drug Slow?

Health, LGBTQ, New York December 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

More resources will be devoted to fighting HIV/AIDS in New York state, officials said on World AIDS Day. But uptake of PrEP treatment, which prevents HIV infection in those who are exposed to HIV, has been slow. Two articles in Gay City News explore why.

Bishop Zachary G. Jones on the left and Nathan Kerr.  (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Black LGBT Leaders Urge Engagement on Ending AIDS

African American, Health, LGBTQ, New York June 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

African-American leaders of the LGBT community want more resources and attention devoted to them in the state’s plan to end AIDS by 2020, reports Gay City News.

DR. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department (l), joins Dr. Barry S. Zingman, medical director for Montefiore Medical Center’s AIDS Center, and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in announcing an awareness campaign on available treatments for HIV/AIDS.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Share the Night, Not HIV’

Bronx, Health January 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

At a briefing in the Bronx, the NYC Health Department recently promoted greater awareness of pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment among primary care doctors and patients, Norwood News reports.

(Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Low-Income HIV and AIDS Renters to Get Relief

Health, Housing February 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Several thousand low-income renters with HIV or AIDS who have struggled to make rent payments will soon benefit from a rent cap, Gotham Gazette reports.

Mary Bassett, name by Bill de Blasio to be the new city health commissioner.  (Photo via Gay City News)

AIDS Activists Encouraged by New Health Chief’s Remarks

Government, Health, LGBTQ January 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Although they are not famiiar with her work, AIDS activists were encouraged by some of the newly named health commissioner’s remarks on HIV prevention strategies, reports Gay City News.

Activists ACT UP staged a "die-in" outside the site of Mayor Bill de Blasio inauguration on Jan. 1, 2014. (Photo from ACT UP via Gay City News)

AIDS Activists Call for de Blasio to Replace Health Commissioner

Health, LGBTQ January 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm

AIDS activists argue that Health Commissioner Thomas Farley has failed to implement new HIV prevention programs, and want Mayor de Blasio to replace him, reports Gay City News.