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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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Event Puts Spotlight On Health Care Needs Of LGBTQ Women Of Color

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, Women's Health | No Comments
On Saturday, February 11, the Fenway Women’s Health Team hosted the event “Our History: HIV and Queer Women of Color” in collaboration with Lesbians of Color Symposium, Boston Black Pride, and The Fenway Institute. The event featured a screening of the film, “Bumming Cigarettes,” a panel of community health advocates, and a presentation by researchers – all of which centered around the voices of queer women of color in sexual health. Through the film, Tiona McClodden, an award-winning black lesbian filmmaker, explores a brief and intimate meeting between a young black lesbian woman in the process of taking an HIV 
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Study Explores New HIV Linkage to Care Model

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, Research, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
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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