World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014

World AIDS Day Message from UN Women’s Executive Director for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014 The new UNAIDS report released for World AIDS Day calls on us all to take a fast-track approach over the next five years to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. UN Women is proud to be a partner in the collaborative fight against AIDS, and commends UNAIDS on the progress made through this concerted drive. Ending gender inequality is an essential prerequisite for the success of this effort. Ending … [Read more...]

Viral Meningitis Week, May 5-11

This year’s Viral Meningitis Week is all about getting people to talk about the disease, its symptoms, and its after effects, so this year’s strapline is #VocalAboutViral. Launched in 2013 by the UK’s largest meningitis charity, Meningitis Now (formed from the merger of Meningitis Trust and Meningitis UK), this awareness week aims to improve vital awareness of viral meningitis and its true impact, after a survey showed that 97% of its victims are left with debilitating after-effects. Often … [Read more...]

HIV & Women, Adolescence through Menopause,13-14 January 2014

We are pleased to update you on the 4th International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, in the Westin Georgetown in Washington DC, USA on 13-14 January 2014. Women and HIV is a very complex field of research. Whereas there are many conferences worldwide to discuss the various aspects of HIV treatment, this conference is the only international platform where the specific aspects for treatment of HIV infected women are discussed. The fourth edition of the event in … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – DAY 2

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS  (USCA) continued yesterday, Monday, September 9, 2013, in New Orleans with a rich series of sessions on topics addressing many aspects of the HIV care continuum. The Engagement Challenge: Step-Up and Lead President Obama’s July 2013 Executive Order creating the HIV Care Continuum Initiative called upon federal agencies and other HIV community stakeholders to sharpen their focus on better addressing the drop-offs along the continuum of HIV care as they … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 1

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers – for four days of information sharing. Among the highlights of the first day of the conference were two plenary … [Read more...]

Women and HIV/AIDS (Infographic)

HIV/AIDS has claimed 30+ million lives since discovery. Its impact on society can be seen worldwide through the illness itself, discrimination, and even economically. Learn how this disease affects the lives of women around the world. Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). During the initial infection, a person may experience a brief period … [Read more...]

THE ALPHABET SOUP OF HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is a broad term referring to inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of things, including toxins, certain drugs, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial infections—but most hepatitis infections are caused by viruses. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. Different types of hepatitis are labeled with letters from the alphabet. These include hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. The most common types in the … [Read more...]

Todd Reginald Hewitt – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored this day to Celebrate the Life of a thoroughly inspiring man, a definite awakened soul. Through a series of tragic events in his own life, this man has turned a new leaf and today devotes his life not only to his own family; but, to a cause that will assist all families to become aware ... of a viral disease that could affect up to 95% of our society named: PML Taken Action in his life for the betterment of others !!!     MAN of … [Read more...]

FDA means Feet Divided Apart, Lynette Louise MS, BCN-T, CBS and self appointed PhD in M.O.M

I often feel as if I am standing with one foot in each camp: mainstream or alternative! I believe in checks and balances and I am delighted that we have government bodies whose job it is to keep us safe from charlatans and life threatening drugs. Unfortunately, in my experience the FDA doesn't do that very well. In fact the more I look into it the more likely it seems that it will put us in harms way rather than keep us from it. I work with neurofeedback and specialize in autism. … [Read more...]

The Courtney Project.org is Taking Action with Fabian Morales!

  The video will be available for order along with the beautiful PML Awareness Lapel Pin.     With a Donation of $25 or more to The Courtney Project The Courtney Project.org you will receive a copy of Courtney's Story written by Reginald Todd Hewitt and your very own awareness pin to show your support!     Fabian Morales, a Colombian born Film Producer/Director has graciously offered his time and many talents and has become the newest member of Team … [Read more...]

HIV: A Mad Mutation or the Wrath of God?

'Human immunodeficiency virus' (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes 'acquired immunodeficiency syndrome' (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells through three main … [Read more...]

AIDS 2012: Listening, Learning and Working Together

This week, many in the HIV community are finalizing plans for participation in AIDS 2012 – be it in person, via webcast, or via social media. I feel honored to join my federal colleagues to prepare for the U.S. government’s presence at this historic meeting. The current wave of activities reminds me of the preparation for, and participation in, my first International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2010, held in Vienna, Austria. That summer of 2010 was a time of great significance in our efforts to … [Read more...]

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – May 18, Deb LeBel, AIDS.gov

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Moving toward a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine May 17, 2012 Tomorrow (May 18th) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). This annual observance is a day for education about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. And, on this day, we pause to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. Please read and … [Read more...]

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

  Every May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our public health partners across the nation observe Hepatitis Awareness Month. This year, we are very pleased to be marking this observance during a time of increased awareness about and collaboration around viral hepatitis –due in large part to the work of our federal partners over the past year on the implementation of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and … [Read more...]

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