Study: HIV-infected women fare worse than men after release from prison

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A Yale study has uncovered significant gender differences in the treatment outcomes of HIV-infected jail detainees who are transitioning to life outside jail, with women faring much worse than men. The study appears online in the American Journal of Public Health. In the United States, the HIV epidemic is highly concentrated among those in the […] [Read More]
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Sunday is World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day takes place Dec. 1 every year, and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite against AIDS and HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.1 million people in the U.S. aged 13 and older are living with HIV infection, including about 200,000 who are unaware of their […] [Read More]

Full coverage for more women’s prevention service to go into effect

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The controversial part of the Affordable Care Act that will give 47 million women greater access to a variety of health services — including contraception — will go into effect today for many women. The new rules in the health care law requiring coverage of eight new prevention services take effect at the next renewal […] [Read More]

Chart compares top causes of death for different demographics

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A fascinating (if somewhat morbid) web site from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services allows people to compare the top ten causes of death for different races, age groups and genders. Know it doesn’t exactly sound like a barrel of laughs, but it is a pretty eye-opening and interesting site, which you can […] [Read More]