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Study Explores New HIV Linkage to Care Model

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MSM continue to be the group most heavily affected by HIV in the US; while they represent only two percent of the U.S. population, MSM account for nearly 67% of newly diagnosed HIV infections. That burden is even heavier for gay and bisexual African American men. The CDC reports that from 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among young African American gay and bisexual men increased 87%. These troubling numbers highlight the need for a variety linkage to care models to ensure that these men regularly take 
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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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16 Haviland Street Offers Comprehensive Sexual Health Navigation, Testing

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Are you looking for a confidential, judgment-free zone to get tested and find answers to all your sexual health questions? Fenway Health’s location at 16 Haviland Street offers full sexual health navigation and HIV/STI testing five days a week! Walk-in HIV testing at 16 Haviland, including rapid testing, is available Mondays from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM, and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding holidays. There is often little or no wait time, and patients are typically in and out in a half an hour. Why not use 
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HSPH Forum To Explore HIV/AIDS Treatment As Prevention

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Since the AIDS crisis began in the early 80s, the medical community has struggled to understand how best to stop – and eventually end – HIV transmission. On December 1, The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health will present TREATMENT AS PREVENTION: Can We Treat Our Way Out of the AIDS Epidemic? as part of their Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies. The discussion will feature a number of HIV/AIDS experts, including Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute. With no cure or vaccine in sight, HIV/AIDS remains a devastating epidemic – particularly 
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HIV/STD Prevention and Treatment Research Update To Highlight Medical Advances On November 17

By | AIDS 2014, Events, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
30 years after the start of the AIDS epidemic, the medical research community has made great strides in improving prevention and treatment methods – and that work continues today. On November 17, Fenway Health is proud to host an HIV/STD Prevention and Treatment Research Update. This event, which occurs at least once a year, brings together some of the leading HIV/AIDS and STD authorities to share new exciting breakthroughs and research findings with the community, as well as to outline where HIV/STD prevention and treatment is headed next. During the evening, experts in the fields of HIV and STD research 
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