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Massachusetts Getting to Zero Coalition releases plan to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | One Comment
The Massachusetts Getting to Zero Coalition, led by the AIDS Action Committee and Fenway Health, and over 35 supporting organizations from the six health regions of the Commonwealth, today released a plan to end HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts. The plan seeks to ensure that by 2020, 90 percent of those living with HIV are aware of their status; 90 percent of those diagnosed with HIV are treated with antiretroviral therapy; and 90 percent of those receiving antiretroviral treatment are virally suppressed. It is modeled on the Getting to Zero new HIV infections plan created by the Joint United Nations Programme on 
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Study Examines Global HIV Transmission Trends

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Treatment as prevention (TasP) is a powerful tool in the international effort to end HIV transmissions. A new paper titled “Frequency and predictors of estimated HIV transmissions and bacterial STI acquisition among HIV-positive patients in HIV care across three continents” outlines the findings from the HPTN063 study, which estimated the frequency and predictors of numbers of HIV transmissions and bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition among sexually active HIV-positive individuals in care from three representative global settings. Dr. Steven Safren, Affiliated Investigator at Fenway Health and Professor of Psychology at University of Miami, served as the HPTN063 study Chair and 
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New Campaign Urges All to #StayWoke, Get Tested

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While the number of new HIV/AIDS cases in America has been drastically reduced since the disease’s onslaught in the 1980s, new infections are still common in a number of historically underserved groups, including young people and LGBT people of color. In an effort to address such disparities, Fenway Health and the AIDS Action Committee have partnered with the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC) to launch the #StayWoke Get Tested campaign, an HIV/STI testing call to action to encourage greater testing across Massachusetts. This campaign of yourhealthboston.org is part of a statewide effort among AIDS advocacy organizations to “get to zero” – 
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Ready for Vacation? New Study Puts the “PrEP” in “Travel Preparation”

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
It’s officially vacation season, and many people are off to seaside getaways and exciting new destinations. A vacation from work, however, shouldn’t mean a vacation from making smart decisions about your sexual health. According to a 2013 study of men who have sex with men (MSM), 25.6 % reported condomless anal sex with new male sex partners while vacationing, and 1 in 5 reported going on vacation with a main goal of finding new sexual partners. From Provincetown to Fire Island, from gay cruises to circuit parties, LGBT safe spaces have always been spaces for freedom and sexual expression. Taking 
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Fenway’s Dr. Kenneth Mayer Receives HPTN’s Ward Cates Spirit Award

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We are thrilled to announce that Kenneth Mayer, MD, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director at The Fenway Institute, has been honored by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) with its first ever Ward Cates Spirit Award. This award recognizes a Network member who has made outstanding contributions to HPTN’s mission through public health advocacy, leadership, and mentoring. The Spirit Award is named for Willard (Ward) Cates Jr., MD, MPH, Distinguished Scientist and President Emeritus of FHI 360 and Principal Investigator of HIVNET’s International Master Contractor and HPTN from 1994 to 2006. Cates passed away in March of 2016. Winners of 
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