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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 1 in 5 people living with HIV don’t know they have it. Many other STDs (such as chlamydia, herpes, and gonorrhea) are also unknowingly spread and left untreated.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
IIn honor of National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day the Snohomish Health District will host a free Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color on Saturday, March 9 at Edmonds Community College, and a free HIV testing day for women on March 12.
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among African Americans in the United States.
In this third article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks chlamydia.
This this first article of a series on sexually transmitted infections in teens, Seattle Children’s Dr. Yolanda Evans begins by first talking about teens and sexuality. “As teens,” she writes, “we start to discover who we are attracted to and what we are looking for in a partner. We also start to experiment with relationships . . .
All youth should know how HIV is transmitted and prevented, understand what puts them at risk for HIV, and be tested if they are at risk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.
Seattle has become a major center for global health research, activism and philanthropy. But how much do you know about U.S. global health activities? The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a quick 10-question quiz to test your global health chops. Take the quiz. The answers might surprise you..