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November 2012

Fenway Experts Available for Interviews About HIV Epidemic Among American Youth This World AIDS Day

By | HIV/AIDS | No Comments
November 27 CDC report shows young people age 13 to 24 represent 26 percent of new HIV infections each year and 60 percent of youth living with HIV don’t know they are infected According to the United State Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year (26 percent) and most of these youth living with HIV (60 percent) are unaware they are infected. The most-affected young people are young gay and bisexual men and African-Americans. This information was released in a  
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World AIDS Day 2012: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the LGBT Community

By | Community, HIV/AIDS | One Comment
World AIDS Day, observed annually on December 1, is a time to remember friends and loved ones we’ve lost since the onset of the AIDS crisis over three decades ago, celebrate advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and look ahead to new progress. Fenway Health saw some of the earliest cases of what is now known as HIV/AIDS in New England; and ever since, we’ve been committed to improving the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS through groundbreaking research, prevention and education services, and care. Today, 1,750 people living with HIV and AIDS get care at Fenway, and we administer 
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World AIDS Day 2012: HIV/AIDS and Youth

By | Community, HIV/AIDS, Youth | No Comments
In advance of World AIDS Day, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Vital Signs report on HIV among young Americans. This analysis of the latest data on HIV infections, testing, and risk behaviors among young people serves as a stark reminder that over three decades since it’s onset, HIV/AIDS continues to impact our communities. Young people ages 13–24 account for more than a quarter of all new HIV infections each year. Among those most affected are young gay and bisexual men, who in 2010 represented more than 72% of new infections in this age 
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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering Those Lost to Bigotry

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Transgender Awareness Week culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which “memorializes trans individuals who have died because of anti-transgender discrimination and victimization.” TDOR is observed worldwide on November 20, with local observances being held then and in the days before. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1988 after the brutal murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Sadly, we continue to lose transgender brothers and sisters to acts of hate and violence. The website for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes people who died because of anti-transgender violence every year. The list is much too 
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Fenway Health Releases “I AM: Trans People Speak” Video as Part of Transgender Awareness Week

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In honor of Transgender Awareness Week,  the LifeSkills project of The Fenway Institute and the Boundlessand Living Well series at Fenway Health hosted the debut screening of Fenway’s  “I AM: Trans People Speak” video from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14  in the auditorium of Fenway’s 1340 Boylston Street, Boston home.  That video is available on Youtube at fenwayhealth.org/IAmTrans. Directed and produced by Jesse Begenyi of Anchors Aweigh Media and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), the Fenway video is the latest contribution to the national “I AM: Trans People Speak” campaign.  The “I AM” project raises awareness 
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