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January 2013

Addressing HIV/AIDS Among Women of Color

By | Events, HIV/AIDS, Women's Health | No Comments
February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, dedicated to reducing the number of new HIV infections among the black population in the United States through education and action. While blacks represent approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of people living with HIV in the U.S. Within the African American community, gay and bisexual men are the most affected, followed by women, who account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide. They represent one of the fastest growing populations infected with HIV, and face a number of unique risk factors 
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Flu Season a Public Health
Emergency in Boston

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has declared a public health emergency in the city of Boston because of an especially serious outbreak of the flu this year. You can read more about what that means on and learn more about the flu and flu vaccination on Fenway Health’s flu information web page. Some Things To Remember During Flu Season Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently and encourage others to do so as well. Transmission of flu from your hands to your face remains one of the most common ways to contract the flu. If you cough, please cough 
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NIH Awards The Fenway Institute Three Year Grant to Address Health Disparities in LGBTQ Youth of Color

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded The Fenway Institute a three-year, $800,000 grant to address health disparities in LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth of color, through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). This funding will allow Fenway to establish a community-based research initiative to create and pilot interventions to address those disparities.  BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth), JRI Health, Fenway’s Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, and the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth are partners on the grant. Evidence indicates that LGBTQ youth 
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The Fenway Institute commends National Institutes of Health on release of analysis and plans for LGBT health research

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just released their response to the 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) health. The NIH LGBT Research Coordinating Committee has taken the unprecedented step of analyzing their full portfolio to identify gaps related to LGBT health and lay out the step-by-step responses to the seven key recommendations laid out by the Institute of Medicine. The head of the NIH, Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, released a statement along with the report, assuring, “The NIH is now developing a multi-pronged plan to implement a number of 
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