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November 1, 2012

The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute Releases Important Documents About HIV Prevention

By | HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has released two important documents to help both patients and clinicians better understand the use of important newly-approved HIV prevention methods. The two guides provide an extensive overview of the use of HIV treatment medication for HIV-negative people at high risk of getting HIV that was recently approved by The Food & Drug Administration.  Known as “pre-exposure prophylaxis”—or PrEP—this medication is a once-a-day pill to be used in combination with condoms and other safer sex behavioral strategies to reduce risk.  Introducing the “PrEP Package” for Enhanced HIV Prevention: A Practical 
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Performers from ABCD’s Young Women’s Health Leadership Academy pose with poet and educator Ashley-Rose Salomon at the 14th Annual Audre Lorde Brunch

14th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch Educates, Connects, and Inspires Attendees

By | Community, Events, Fenway News, Women's Health | No Comments
On October 27, more than 100 people gathered for the 14th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch at Fenway Health. This event serves as a place for women to connect, learn about cancer-related issues, and nourish mind, body and spirit. This year’s theme “Sharing Stories to Build Community: Nurturing the Creative Parts of Each Other” inspired attendees to share their experiences, laugh, cry and celebrate strength and survival. RN Debbie Lyn Toomey leads everyone through Healthy Steps. The program was emceed by Dr. Yvonne Gomez Carrion of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dean Renée White of Simmons College gave a 
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