Campaign Takes Aim at Broward’s HIV Epidemic
Did you know that Fort Lauderdale ranks second highest in new HIV infections in the nation, outpacing New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston? According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 88 Broward County residents are living with HIV/AIDS. Racial and ethnic minorities are bearing the brunt of its impact. To help encourage residents to be tested and treated, Broward County’s Ryan White Part A Program launched a public education campaign this week entitled “Get Care Broward. Treat HIV. Beat HIV.” The CBS4 TV campaign encourage viewers with HIV to get into care. If you know someone dealing with a diagnosis of HIV, encourage them to contact 954-357-9797 for help. View Video
The Faces that Defined AIDS
Looking back at the 30-year history of HIV/AIDS, Ryan White would have to be considered one of the key historical figures.
Who was Ryan White and why was he so important? Longtime participants in the fight against HIV/AIDS can picture Ryan White’s face in an instant. More…
Aging with HIV: A Growing Issue
Throughout the 30-year history of HIV, there have been continually changing issues, and one of the newly emerging challenges is the need for specialized care for an aging group of HIV-positive people.
That would have seemed beyond anyone’s wildest dreams in the early years. And while it is certainly a positive, it also means those who provide care for older Americans need to develop programs and policies never thought of in years past. More…