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April 2012

Massachusetts HIV Testing Bill signed into law by Governor Patrick

By | Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Uncategorized | No Comments
The Massachusetts HIV Testing Bill was signed into law by Governor Patrick on Friday, April 28. Fenway Health applauds the Governor’s signing of the Massachusetts HIV Testing Bill. While not perfect, it does make important change to state law, most importantly moving to an oral consent model for HIV testing. This will help normalize the process and make it a more widespread part of routine medical care in the Commonwealth, allowing us to identify many unaware of their HIV status and get them connected to care and services earlier in the progression of their HIV disease. This will lead to 
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Educate Yourself to Protect Yourself: April is STD Awareness Month

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In honor of STD awareness month, here is a 1960s Ad Council public service announcement about venereal disease (The “V.D.” that cheerful voice is singing about): [youtube][/youtube] Although how we understand and discuss sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has changed a lot 40+ years since this PSA was produced, it is important as ever that we stay educated and empowered about our sexual health. Each year, there are an estimated 19 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States.  Young people are especially impacted. Even though youth age 15–24 make up only 25% of sexually active Americans, they acquire 
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The Fenway Institute's Dr. Judith Bradford, Love Award Winner Urvashi Vaid, President & CEO Dr. Stephen Boswell, Board Chair Stewart B. Clifford, Jr., Director of Women's Health Dr. Jennifer Potter, and Dinner Party Co-Chairs Aimee Van Wagenen, Theresa Murray, and Gina Savageau. Photo: Marilyn Humphries

Recapping The Women’s Dinner Party 2012

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Thanks to everyone who helped make The Women’s Dinner Party a success! Urvashi Vaid accepting the Dr. Susan M. Love Award from Dr. Judith Bradford. All together, we raised over $375,000 in cash, pledges and in-kind support for Fenway Health’s life-saving services and programs for LGBT people. None of this would be possible without our supporters, sponsors, and the countless others who worked tirelessly to make this night happen. Dr. Susan M. Love Award honoree Urvashi Vaid made a powerful call to the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in the audience to ensure that leadership positions in the LGBT movement 
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