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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day was September 18.

Marking National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Aging, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
This past Sunday was National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day and The Fenway Institute’s Sean Cahill, PhD, who co-authored the policy brief “Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults Living With HIV,” wrote a piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti to mark the occasion: The Museum of Modern Art recently hosted a special 25th anniversary screening of the film “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” which documented Madge’s 1990 blockbuster Blond Ambition World Tour. The film was a sensation not just because it peeked into the rarefied world of a global superstar — long before social media and reality TV made such voyeurism 
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Shirley Royster has spent decades fighting for the lives of people with HIV/AIDS.

Shirley Royster: AIDS Activist and Survivor

By | AIDS Action Committee, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Aging, Living with HIV/AIDS | One Comment
In 1986, Shirley Royster, then 39-years-old, learned that she had been exposed to the virus that caused AIDS. The news wasn’t a complete surprise to her; she had spent a number of years on the streets struggling with drug addiction. When she learned that her former girlfriend, a woman she shared needles with regularly, had died from AIDS, Shirley knew she needed to get tested. In the early days of the disease, the response was the same everywhere Shirley went; the only information she was given was ‘get your affairs in order.’ Royster heeded that advice and made arrangements for 
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AIDS Action Committee Executive Director Carl Sciortino is pedaling for a cure this September.

H2B Rider Spotlight: Carl Sciortino

By | AIDS Action Committee, Fenway Health Newsroom, Harbor to the Bay, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
From the State House to the shores of Provincetown, there’s nowhere that Carl Sciortino, Executive Director of the AIDS Action Committee, won’t go to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. On September 17, Carl will be strapping on his helmet and joining hundreds of dedicated riders and crew members for the 14th Annual Harbor to the Bay (H2B) bike ride. Carl’s passion for AIDS advocacy long predates his leadership position at AIDS Action Committee. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2005 to 2014, when he stepped down to become AIDS Action’s Executive Director. While in office, Carl 
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Take a look at how Fenway Health is committed to quality care and safety.

A Look At Fenway Health’s Commitment to Quality and Safety

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health | No Comments
Since our inception, Fenway Health has been dedicated to providing quality, safe, and effective care for LGBT people and everyone in our community. While we may look very different today than the humble, basement clinic founded by college students in the 1970s, our commitment to offering the highest caliber of health care – regardless of the ability to pay –  hasn’t changed a bit. Recently, Fenway Health added a new page to our website that highlights the steps that we take to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care. Please take a moment to review this comprehensive review of Quality 
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Harbor to the Bay crew member Mikhaela Houston is volunteering this year in her father's memory.

H2B Crew Member Spotlight: Mikhaela Houston

By | AIDS Action Committee, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Harbor to the Bay, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Harbor to the Bay (H2B) – a yearly charity bike ride from Boston to Provincetown to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations – has a dedicated base of veteran riders and volunteers that make up the H2B family. Like in any family, H2B is always changing and growing, with new additions making it stronger each year. Mikhaela Houston, a first time H2B crew member this year, is excited to join the people who help make this event – and its lifesaving fundraising – such a success. Mikhaela first heard about H2B when she was volunteering at this year’s AIDS Walk Boston 
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