HIV Prevention http://wyso.org en National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day http://wyso.org/post/national-black-hivaids-awareness-day <p></p><p>Thursday, February 7th&nbsp;is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the Centers for Disease Control say that, although blacks make up just 14% of the national population, they account for about 44% of all new HIV infections.</p><p>Here in Ohio, Blacks make up just twelve percent of the population but account for almost half – 49% of all new HIV infections.&nbsp; So, health organizations around the country, including Ohio, say they’re mobilizing to encourage populations of color to <em>get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated.</em></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:15:21 +0000 Jerry Kenney 28726 at http://wyso.org Truvada: HIV Prevention Drug Pros and Cons http://wyso.org/post/truvada-hiv-prevention-drug-pros-and-cons <p></p><p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (<a href="http://topics.time.com/fda/">FDA</a>) approved a preventative drug for HIV.&nbsp; The drug is called Truvada, and though it has been hailed as good news in the fight against HIV / AIDS, says there are some concerns associated with the treatment. &nbsp;Bill Hardy with AIDS Resource Center Ohio gives us the pros and cons in this ARC update on WYSO&#39;s Morning Edition.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:37:26 +0000 Jerry Kenney 20701 at http://wyso.org