NEW NIH AWARD AIMS TO REDUCE ASIAN AMERICAN HEPATITIS B DISPARITIES THROUGH HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A new grant award by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will support the development of new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major preventable … [Read more...]

INDIA: Mizoram, women need treatment ~ Addiction, HIV/AIDS, Take Action!

North east India: Recognizing female injecting drug users August 2011 - Twenty-two year old Chawngmawii from Mizoram state, north east India left home when she was sixteen. Having suffered abuse while growing up, she started living on the streets and became addicted to injecting drugs. Chawngmawii turned to sex work to support her drug habit and was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. With the help of a local organisation, Chawngmawii started visiting a centre that catered … [Read more...]

Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.

    Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.     Persons at High Risk for Contracting HIV   "The first HIV-prevention programs in the United States were grassroots measures initiated in 1982 predominantly by homosexual men in San Francisco, California, and New York City (2). These and other early HIV-prevention activities primarily were designed to increase AIDS awareness, reduce unfounded fears about transmission, and provide basic information regarding symptoms, likely transmission … [Read more...]

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