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CDC Streamlines COVID-19 Guidance

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.
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Young People Living With HIV Face Higher Suicide Risk

Adolescents and young adults who acquired HIV at birth are more likely to attempt suicide than their HIV-negative peers, according to the first study dedicated to evaluating suicide risk among youth living with HIV. Those facing stigma and other hardships in life are even more likely to try to take their lives, researchers reported last week at the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) in Montreal.

Healthy Recipe: Warm German Style Potato Salad with Caraway Seeds

Everyone loves a good potato salad, and this Warm German Style Potato Salad with Caraway Seeds certainly falls into the ‘Ann’s Favorites’ category! First of all it’s made with a delicious caraway infused Dijon mustard vinaigrette, that gets sucked up into the warm spuds as they’re tossed together with it. Secondly, there’s the contrast of the crisp crunchy celery and the sharp sweet bite of scallions with the soft, warm mustardy potatoes. So yummy!

HIV Pharma Giants and LGBTQ Groups Help Fund Monkeypox Response

HIV drugmakers Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare and several LGBTQ groups and human rights organizations are offering a total of $5.5 million in grants to help community groups respond to the monkeypox health emergency. The funding arrives as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have declared the growing monkeypox outbreaks a public health emergency.

How Black Tech Founders Are Changing Health Care

Patients of color want to feel understood by their doctors and health care providers, which is why Black entrepreneurs are stepping up to help individuals access culturally competent care. Culturally competent care simply means a patient’s unique heritage, values and beliefs are acknowledged during treatment. This can entail identifying health...

Adults With Limited English Skills Have Worse Access to Health Care

New findings led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) show even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), adults in the United States with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) had consistently worse access to medical care, including cancer prevention services, than adults without LEP. The study was published July 26 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM).

New CEO to Helm God’s Love We Deliver, Longtime Provider of Free Meals

The new year will see new leadership at God’s Love We Deliver, which delivers nutritious cooked meals to the homes of New Yorkers living with HIV and serious illnesses. David Ludwigson was named the organization’s new president and CEO, effective January 1. Karen Pearl, who has led the nonprofit for 16 years, will take on the role of adviser on key projects, according to a God’s Love We Deliver announcement.

Baseball Icon Bernie Williams Launches Effort Against Liver Cancer

Baseball legend Bernie Williams teamed up with groups that fight liver cancer to launch One Liver to Love, an initiative to raise awareness about liver cancer and emphasize the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices that support liver health. Developed in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Eisai, the Global Liver...

From Medications to Uterine Fibroid Embolization

In 2016, Rose Jackson* noticed that her menstrual flow was becoming heavier. At first, she did not experience any of the pain or cramping that usually signal the presence of fibroids. But eventually, her periods became prolonged, until one day she bled for almost one month—three weeks in succession with only one week off.

Spanish Woman Is in Remission 15 Years After Stopping HIV Treatment

A Barcelona woman has maintained an undetectable HIV viral load for more than 15 years after stopping antiretroviral treatment, according to a case report presented last week at the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal. The woman’s HIV is not completely eradicated—so she can’t be considered cured in the strictest...

Skin Cancer May Be Overlooked in People With Dark Skin

Brykyta Shelton found herself standing in a checkout line of a big-box retailer, uncomfortably aware as a woman ahead of her stared at her sandaled feet. Shelton had been taking medication for months for what her doctor said was toenail fungus, but one nail still looked gross. After Shelton completed...

Could Drones Provide HIV Care in Hard-to-Reach Areas?

Could drones be the future of getting antiretroviral treatment and other medications to people in hard-to-reach areas?. Some scientists think so. At the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) last week in Montreal, two teams presented research testing the technology in Uganda and Guinea. These approach could potentially also help in the United States, especially in rural and Indigenous communities.

Only 41% of Pregnant People Were Screened for Hepatitis C in 2021

Although hepatitis C screening rates for pregnant people have increased since the advent of new guidelines recommending universal screening during each pregnancy, less than half received the recommended tests in early 2021, according to study results published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. People insured through Medicaid were even less likely to be screened.

Watch People Living With HIV Become a Work of ART

What is it like to be a living, breathing work of ART? Nine people who have HIV share that experience in the federal campaign “I Am a Work of ART.” Featuring videos, posters, social media posts and more, the campaign’s goal is to “encourage people with HIV who are not in care to seek care, remain in care, and achieve viral suppression,” explains

Healthy Recipe: Summer Garden Salad

This cool crunchy garden salad is exactly the ticket to get through the heat of summer. In no time at all, these humble garden cucumbers and colorful peppers transform into a divinely crunchy, festive-looking dish bursting with summer flavor. It’s perfect alongside Curried Chickpea Patties or Dill & Mint Marinated Salmon.