Improving The Health Of Older Adults Living With HIV

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More than three decades after the onslaught of the AIDS crisis, many long-term survivors are now middle-aged or older adults. Due in large part to improvements in treatment and care, half of people living with HIV in the United States today are age 50 and over. The fact that HIV-positive people can now expect to live long, full lives is wonderful, but with longer life comes the challenges of aging. Living with something like HIV can be challenging for many people, but it does not mean that life cannot be made that little bit easier as you get older. From 
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CDC Awards Fenway Health, AIDS Action, Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78m for ‘Getting To Zero’ HIV Prevention Partnership

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded Fenway Health, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78 million for a five-year HIV prevention partnership that will focus on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, the  groups at highest risk of HIV infection in the US.  Dubbed ‘Getting to Zero,’ the initiative will target hard-to-reach, high risk members of these communities and connect them to HIV counseling and testing, health care, and prevention services. “Massachusetts is one of the few places in the country where HIV 
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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Celebrates Preventive Breakthroughs

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In the three decades since the HIV/AIDS virus was first identified, there has been some truly miraculous progress in how the disease can be managed and prevented – but there is still much work to be done. On May 18, these medical advances and life-saving breakthroughs will be celebrated for National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (NHVAD). NHVAD is an opportunity to honor the health professionals, scientists, community advocates, and volunteers who have and continue to work toward the goal of an effective and safe preventive HIV vaccine. In addition, NHVAD is a great educational opportunity for spreading awareness of the 
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Why I Walk: Kelly Rush

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At 6.2 miles, the AIDS Walk Boston route is not very long compared to other fundraising walks. But for Kelly Rush, it represents a long journey to self-acceptance. Since he first started walking in 2011, Rush and his team, now called Divas and Devils, have raised more than $21,000 for AIDS Action Committee, making them one of AIDS Walk Boston’s most prolific fundraising groups. It’s a long way from where he was 15 years ago—or even six years ago. On July 11, 2001 Rush was taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with a high fever and severe dehydration. 
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Project BUILD Explores Body Image Concerns Of HIV-Positive Men

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The Fenway Institute has announced Project BUILD, a new research study that will examine how body image and appearance concerns affect the self-care of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The object of this six month research study is to discover how body image concerns and HIV self-care behavior come together and interact. Researchers will primarily focus on self-care behavior in study participants, such as HIV medication adherence and sexual health practices. Project BUILD will look at the experiences of HIV-positive MSM who are struggling with appearance concerns. Study participants must be between the ages of 18 and 
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