Rapid HIV Testing, Increase Life Expectancy, Cost Effective

Incorporating Rapid HIV Testing in drug treatment programs is both cost effective and increases life expectancy for an HIV-positive person, according to an NIH-funded study published in September 2012 in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. This study expands upon a previous finding of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling Study that showed that onsite rapid HIV testing in substance abuse treatment programs correlated with increased … [Read more...]

TEXT MESSAGING, Effective HIV Prevention/Intervention

TEXT MESSAGING as an EFFECTIVE HIV PREVENTION - INTERVENTION FOR METHAMPHETAMINE-USING MSM As frequently addressed in this blog, new media is playing an ever-growing role as a tool in our response to HIV/AIDS. We often now see HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages—such as CDC’s several Act Against AIDS campaigns—delivered to the general public via websites, YouTube, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and others. We are also learning how new media tools can be … [Read more...]

10 great Q&A sites for troubled teens

It isn’t always easy for teenagers to get help, no matter how desperately they need it. Sometimes it can even be up to the parents to start looking at programs for teenagers that can help their child get back on the right path. Even when they know where to turn to find the answers, asking the questions that get them there can be a challenge. Fortunately, the Internet offers some terrific resources for teens who are searching for advice. We’ve put together a list of 10 great Q&A … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Eileen Bencivengo

A Celebration of Women™ ... is elated to Celebrate the Life os this woman. Not only is she a Survivor; she realizes today that she is a Thrivor! Having Risen Above her Greatest Challenges in Life, she is now here to help the Women of our World. Welcome with us another awesome Woman Taking Action !!! WOMAN of ACTION™ Eileen Bencivengo I grew up in a loving environment. My mom and dad were very loving but strict parents. I was daddy’s little girl and mommy’s … [Read more...]

Ginger Katz: Gaylord Convention Center,Washington DC Area – Feb. 6

  The Courage to Speak® Foundation Invited to Present at National Forum The Courage to Speak Foundationhas been invited by SAMHSA, US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to share the Courage to Speak Programs with coalitions throughout the nation on... Prevention Day at CADCA's 22nd Annual National Leadership Forum (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of … [Read more...]

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

    As we approach the 11th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7th, we are reminded that the impact of HIV is greater among Blacks than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States. African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population; but 46 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are Black (that’s more than 500,000 African Americans living with HIV in the U.S. today). For more information … [Read more...]

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