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World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day 2015, we pause to reflect on the progress made and the work still to be done to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Fenway Health Observes World AIDS Day 2015

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December 1st marks World AIDS Day – a time each year when we pause to reflect on the incredible progress made in the global battle against HIV/AIDS, and recommit to continue the fight until the epidemic is over. Though this disease is no longer the almost certain death sentence it once was, every new infection is one infection too many. For those with the means to access lifesaving medication, HIV/AIDS is a manageable chronic condition, but still one that can affect everyday life. For those who face financial, social, and geographical barriers to treatment, AIDS still claims lives around the 
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World AIDS Day 2014 was December 1.

Fenway And AIDS Action Observe World AIDS Day

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December 1 marked the 27th World AIDS Day – a time to remember those lost to the virus, reflect on the medical breakthroughs made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and renew a commitment to creating an AIDS-free world. In Boston, the community gathered for several events marking this important date. At the Prudential Center, the AIDS Action Committee and presenting sponsor Bank of America celebrated the lighting of the Prudential Tower, which shone bright red in honor of World AIDS Day. This event also served as the official launch of AIDS Walk Boston 2015. During the evening, which was emceed 
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Is "treatment as prevention" the key to ending the AIDS epidemic?

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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December 1 is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2012: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the LGBT Community

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World AIDS Day, observed annually on December 1, is a time to remember friends and loved ones we’ve lost since the onset of the AIDS crisis over three decades ago, celebrate advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and look ahead to new progress. Fenway Health saw some of the earliest cases of what is now known as HIV/AIDS in New England; and ever since, we’ve been committed to improving the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS through groundbreaking research, prevention and education services, and care. Today, 1,750 people living with HIV and AIDS get care at Fenway, and we administer 
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In honor of World AIDS Day 2012, take a look at how HIV/AIDS affects young people.

World AIDS Day 2012: HIV/AIDS and Youth

By | Community, HIV/AIDS, Youth | One Comment
In advance of World AIDS Day, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Vital Signs report on HIV among young Americans. This analysis of the latest data on HIV infections, testing, and risk behaviors among young people serves as a stark reminder that over three decades since it’s onset, HIV/AIDS continues to impact our communities. Young people ages 13–24 account for more than a quarter of all new HIV infections each year. Among those most affected are young gay and bisexual men, who in 2010 represented more than 72% of new infections in this age 
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