For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness.
But for some people, the flu can lead to serious infections like pneumonia, hospitalization, and death
World AIDS Day events remember those lost to AIDS, support those living with the disease, reinforce the need to combat stigma, discrimination and intolerance, and underscore the need for routine HIV screening
Your choice of birth control method depends on factors such as your general health, age, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners, desire to have children in the future, and family history of certain diseases.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics on Saturday, November 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay.
The Affordable Care Act will broaden health care coverage for many of the 1.1 million Americans infected with HIV, especially those who live in the 25 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand Medicaid. In those states, the larger Medicaid programs will cover about 60 percent of the mostly uninsured patients currently receiving help from federal-state HIV programs. Medicaid will cover all of their health needs, not just their AIDS/HIV treatments.
The jump has occurred among men and women in most age groups, but young adults remain the most affected. Several counties have seen more dramatic upswings, including Spokane, Yakima, Thurston, Kitsap and Benton counties, which are at outbreak levels.
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide.
Last year, there were 223.
Durante el mes de octubre, Distrito de salud de Snohomish reconoce Nacional Latina sobre el SIDA, una campaña destinada a involucrar a la comunidad Hispana/Latina en promover la sensibilización sobre el VIH a través de pruebas, prevención y educación.
In Washington state, 12% of all individuals currently living with HIV/AIDS are Latino – but Latinos only compromise approximately 9.4% of the total population.The rates of new infections among Latino men were more than double that of white men. The rate of HIV infection among Latino women was nearly four times that of white women.
The CDC has furloughed more than half its staff as a result of the federal shutdown. That worries states that depend on CDC funding and help, particularly as the flu season begins.
The state health department bought more than 754,000 doses of flu vaccine for kids through age 18. Kids can get the vaccine from their regular health care providers.
In support of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, the Snohomish Health District will host a free evening of information and testing from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Suite 108 at the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett.
Immunization rates for Washington teens improved for some vaccines, while holding steady for others, according to a new national study.
Bug repellant is a must for those end of summer outdoor outings
An unvaccinated child who contracted measles while traveling in Europe may have exposed others in Oregon and King County, public health officials warn.