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More than 300 people showed up at the historical Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center for the annual 5K walk/run Aids Walk South Dallas. This year’s theme, “End AIDS Together,” extends the organization’s mission to inspire, educate and galvanize the community of South Dallas and surrounding areas to continue to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Milwaukee public health officials have announced the discovery of a cluster of new HIV and syphilis infections that have occurred in the city of Milwaukee. According to officials, at least 125 people have been infected and at least 10 percent of those infected are students in…

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A Milwaukee woman’s decision to use social media as a platform to announce that she has HIV is being shared across social media. The woman goes by the name of Winona “NuNu” Thomas and states that she learned that she is HIV-positive and her baby’s father infected her. In response, her boyfriend also took to…

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Today is World AIDS Day and a time to become educated and aware of the prevalence of the disease. The non-profit AIDSVu posted these interesting snapshots of  HIV/AIDS in major US cities; here are five: New York  Prevalence Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 108,648 72 percent of people living with diagnosed…

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Ledisi is letting her love for her community rule. During her recent tour stop in Detroit, the Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actress met with members of Detroit’s Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) and the Detroit Health Department. She spoke with them about the dynamics of HIV and how it affects the Black community. Representatives from…

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Morehouse School of Medicine believes in the secret power of African healing. PROMETRA International, a global leader in African traditional medicine research, projects, and services worked with the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta conducting in-vitro viral research to determine if traditional African herbal extract treatments for Ebola were Africa’s answer to the Ebola crisis.…

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Mercy Care provides affordable primary care services to adults and it meets the needs of Atlanta’s growing pediatric community. In spring 2017, Mercy Care Atlanta collaborated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to provide onsite pediatric care at the new Mercy Care Chamblee clinic, which opened in May. With this 2017 opening, Mercy Care has 13 clinics in…

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The trading of human bodies for profit has been a conspiracy theory that many people just did not want to believe because of its morbid nature. The late comedian Dick Gregory tried to wake up people to this practice and not everyone believed him when he said that the bodies of healthy young Black men and…

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For more than 40 years, HIV/AIDS has been an epidemic not only in America but throughout the world. But now the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has made an announcement that many are hailing as a milestone for those suffering from the disease and those in fear of contracting the illness from their sex partners.…

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While Atlanta continues to rank highly when it comes to HIV infection rates, HIV/AIDS isn’t the only STD plaguing the burgeoning city. Atlanta has seen increases in gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. While these new statistics can be quite frightening, studies show it’s actually a good thing because more people are getting tested, which presents the spike.…

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Zina Age is CEO of Aniz Inc., an organization that promotes emotional and physical wellness, as well as provides mental health, substance abuse, and support services to individuals and families affected by  HIV/AIDS. During a recent chat with rolling out, the Louisiana native who holds a graduate degree in social work from Clark Atlanta University…

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