Health

Your Opinion Needed-Help Reduce the Stigma of HIV

Did you know that 1 in 6 people with HIV don’t know they have it?  The NWPA Pride Alliance is interested in learning more about perceptions regarding HIV testing, and invites you to take a brief survey.  Click on the link here to take the survey by August 11th.  All responses are anonymous.
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Living your Sexual Ethics

Have you ever wondered how to live a life that is both sexually ethical and free of outdated notions about sex? I find the topic quite interesting: it comes up quite often in my psychotherapy office as I help my clients – both single and coupled – explore their ever-evolving sexual desires and the best ways to realize them.
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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share of new infections, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will report at the 2014 International AIDS Conference.
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FACT SHEET: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

FACT SHEET: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
On July 15, 2010, President Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which envisions that "the United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination."
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Men Who Have Sex with Men across Africa Report Low Access to Basic HIV Services

Men Who Have Sex with Men across Africa Report Low Access to Basic HIV Services
OAKLAND, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new regional study indicates that less than half of men who have sex with men (MSM) across Sub-Saharan Africa report easy access to basic HIV services. Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), the study shows that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to HIV services.
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