HIV Vaccines Could Vastly Improve HIV Prevention – And You Can Help

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There were a reported 2.1 million new HIV infections in 2015, and 36.7 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS globally. Vaccines could be an incredibly powerful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with the potential to dramatically reduce the number of new HIV infections around the world. In continuation of Fenway Health’s decades-long commitment to treating and preventing HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute is excited to serve as a study site for several HIV vaccine trials, including HVTN 108. HVTN 108 will examine both tolerability of a new HIV vaccine and the immune system’s response to it. It’s important to 
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Flu Shots Now Available At Fenway Health – Get Yours Today

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Updated on September 22, 2016 Information Regarding Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations at Fenway Health Flu shots are now available. Even though flu season does not start until later in the year, you or your child can get a flu shot now and avoid the winter rush for vaccinations. Influenza vaccination program at Fenway Health If you or your child are not a 1340 Boylston Street, Fenway: South End, or Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center patient and you would like to become one, please call 617.927.6000 to register and set up an appointment with a new medical provider or nurse for your 
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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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Health Advisory Update: New York City Meningitis Cases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Remain a Concern; Cases in Los Angeles County Not Connected

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This post was updated on April 23, 2013 The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has issued a health alert in response to a recent outbreak of meningococcal meningitis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the New York City area. In short, there were twelve cases of this potentially deadly disease among gay or bisexual men in 2012 in New York City, and there continue to be cases in 2013. Meningococcal meningitis is spread by close contact—this includes kissing and other sexual activity, but also sharing utensils or drinking glasses or cigarettes. There have been no cases of 
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Flu Season a Public Health
Emergency in Boston

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has declared a public health emergency in the city of Boston because of an especially serious outbreak of the flu this year. You can read more about what that means on Boston.com and learn more about the flu and flu vaccination on Fenway Health’s flu information web page. Some Things To Remember During Flu Season Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently and encourage others to do so as well. Transmission of flu from your hands to your face remains one of the most common ways to contract the flu. If you cough, please cough 
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