Survey: Most People With HIV Lack Mental Health Services
The results are in on a groundbreaking survey detailing the mental health and substance use problems faced by people living with HIV. Confirming that both problems are all too common and frequently untreated, the survey is now being analyzed by the American Psychological Association for advocacy efforts to increase the availability of affordable mental health services for people with HIV. But first, we provide a glimpse at the data POZ and AIDSmeds readers and NAPWA members provided.
April 24, 2009
Sally Cherry - Baltimore, MD
Sally Cherry, CRCS project manager at the Black Educational AIDS Project, Baltimore, MD, talking about the first thing he will do when he returns from the National Association of People with AIDS' Mobilized to Succeed Skills Building Institute for HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events and Campaigns, Washington, DC April 13-15, 2009.
On Friday, Street Wize's "Go Gorilla" and Metro Teen AIDS had another "Teen Supreme" Event at the Trinidad Recreation Center in northeast DC. On Saturday, the "Go Gorilla" street team distributed over 1,500 condoms to DC youth at LUX Lounge night club on New York Avenue in DC.
April 20, 2009
2009 Honolulu AIDS Walk
The 18th annual Honolulu AIDS Walk, Sunday April 19, at Kapiolani Park drew 4,000 participants and raised $156,000, promoters said.
Solange Knowles Says “Yes, Yes, Yes to Safe Sex”
Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles is partnering with MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation and The Body Shop on the multiplatform “Yes, Yes, Yes to Safe Sex” campaign, which launched April 14 in New York City. Targeting youth under the age of 25, it aims to promote responsible
sexual behavior while at the same time raising funds for HIV awareness
programs around the world. (Watch video.)
April 17, 2009
Brian Burton - Lake Charles, LA
Brian Burton, director of health promotions at the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center, Lake Charles, LA, talking about the first thing he will do when he returns from the National Association of People with AIDS' Mobilized to Succeed Skills Building Institute for HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events and Campaigns, Washington, DC April 13-15, 2009.
The New GSK-Pfizer Partnership: Better Business for People With HIV? GSK and Pfizer announced yesterday they are forming a new company based on the vision of sharing their mutual expertise, experience—and profits. While it seems clear the combined power of the two pharmaceuticals means better business for both, we wondered what, if any, the benefit of the merger might be for people living with HIV/AIDS.
April 15, 2009
Maurice Chapman - Chicago, IL Maurice Chapman, director of Austin Health Center of Cook County, Chicago, IL, talking about the high incidence rate of HIV among the African American community.
April 14, 2009
Eliminate the Wait for Health Care Federal law requires that people who become disabled wait two years after they begin receiving social security disability insurance before qualifying for health care benefits from Medicare. Advocates are urging people to take action and share their stories now so they can make sure that eliminating the wait period is part of the health care reform package that will be introduced in Congress later this year.
April 13, 2009
New HIV Effort Is No Laughing Matter
Graduates from Cable Positive’s Youth AIDS Media Institute University create a multimedia HIV campaign for today’s tech-savvy youth. (Watch video.)
April 10, 2009
POZ Founder Appointed to Head Cable Positive
Sean Strub, founder of POZ Magazine and renowned activist, writer and entrepreneur, has been named president and CEO of Cable Positive, the cable and telecommunications industry’s AIDS action organization that promotes awareness and education through the media. (Watch video.)