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HIV and Youth

HIV And Young People: Combatting Health Disparities

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, Youth | One Comment
It’s Pride Month! This is a great time to pause, reflect on our history, and celebrate the vibrancy that is the LGBTQ community. It’s also an opportunity for us to take a look at the issues impacting the lives of those in our community who are most vulnerable: our youth. In the U.S., young people (aged 13-24) account for roughly 1 in 5 new HIV infections. Rates of infection tend to be higher for youth who identify as LGBTQ. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 81% of youth newly diagnosed with HIV identify as gay and 
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Take The AIDS Walk & Run Boston Fundraising Challenge – You Could Win!

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
The 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston is less than a week away and the AIDS Action Committee needs your support to raise the critical funds needed to continue its lifesaving work. When you fundraise or donate to the Walk, you help us prevent new HIV infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and end the epidemic here in Massachusetts. Still haven’t registered for the Walk or Run? Now is the time! As we near the finish line, AIDS Action is calling its supports to join us in one last fundraising push. Together, we can ensure that AIDS Walk 
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People with HIV, LGBT people, and Black and Latino people would disproportionately lose health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act

By | Health Care, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), which narrowly passed the U.S. House on May 4, would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 as compared with what would be expected under continued implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It is clear from the CBO analysis that the amended Republican health care plan is no better than the original bill,” said Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute. “Of the 23 million Americans projected to lose their 
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Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Sharply Cut HIV And Chronic Disease Prevention, Eliminate HIV Care Programs

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health | One Comment
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce spending for healthcare and disease prevention. The proposed budget would cut Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years. It would also cut the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) by 20% over the next two years. One in three American children—46 million in total—receive health care either through Medicaid or CHIP. People living with HIV, Black and Latino people, and the children living in these families would be among those most affected by Trump’s $4 trillion budget, which sets government spending priorities for the fiscal year that 
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Volunteers Needed For New PrEP Study That Could Revolutionize HIV Prevention

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, Research, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Increased public awareness and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been tremendously powerful in the global battle against HIV/AIDS. Studies have shown that, when taken as a daily pill, PrEP is 92-99% effective at preventing HIV infections in HIV-negative individuals. However, as with any daily medication, strict adherence is the key to success – and, for many people, this may become a barrier to PrEP’s effectiveness. The Fenway Institute is serving as a site for a new study, HPTN 083, that explores whether injectable, long-acting PrEP, is a viable alternative to oral PrEP. Injectable PrEP has the potential to truly 
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