HIV

Health
5:37 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day 2014 Brings Good And Bad News

Today is World AIDS Day (WAD), and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people in Ohio are infected with HIV—about 2000 of those cases are here in the Miami Valley.

In recent years treatment has become more accessible, but successful treatment depends on early detection.  Bill Hardy with AIDS Resource Center Ohio says early detection can mean viral suppression.

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Health, Science & The Environment
12:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Credit U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

This week, health officials hope to hope to raise awareness about the importance of HIV prevention and education, particularly within the region’s Latino community.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that just four years ago, in 2010, close to 6,700 new HIV infections were detected among Latino populations. 

Citing those national figures, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County stated, “the largest number of new [HIV] infections among Latino gay and bisexual men occurred among those aged 25 to 34.”

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Education
3:42 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Payne Theological Seminary, NAACP Partner To Fight HIV/AIDS

The Rev. Keron Sadler of the NAACP, was at Payne Theological Seminary recently to discuss how to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community.
Credit Payne Seminary

The NAACP and Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce have partnered to tackle the issue of HIV and AIDS in the black community. The civil rights organization says its research shows that one in sixteen black men and one in thirty-two black women will contract HIV.

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Health
6:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

World AIDS Day 2013 - HIV Infections Continue To Rise

Title: HIV-infected H9 T-cell
Credit National Institutes of Health (NIH)

HIV infection rates are still on the rise in Ohio and across the country. On this 25th annual World AIDS Day, health officials urge testing and education to stop new cases from developing.

17,000 people in Ohio are known to be HIV positive, but that number doesn’t tell the whole story.  It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people with HIV don’t even know they’re infected, so the problem is much worse. 

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:15 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, February 7th 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.

Here in Ohio, Blacks make up just twelve percent of the population but account for almost half – 49% of all new HIV infections.  So, health organizations around the country, including Ohio, say they’re mobilizing to encourage populations of color to get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated.

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