HIV Becomes a Chronic Disease

By | December 1st, 2011|General|

Chronic disease often calls up bad images for people because it means living with the disease for a long time.  But…  there was a time when cancer wasn’t chronic disease because people got sick and died pretty quickly.  The same goes for HIV.  When it was first discovered in the early 80s people quickly transitioned [...]

Tattoo You?

By | August 2nd, 2011|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

Regardless of what you think about tattooing and body piercing- it’s clearly popular.  Tattooing and body piercing are obviously invasive- which brings up the question: do these (now common) practices pose a health threat? Are they safe?  The answer is simple.  Like just about everything else in life- it can be safe as long as [...]

World AIDS Day

By | December 1st, 2010|Preparedness|

Today is World AIDS Day – an opportunity to remember those impacted by HIV/AIDS, look back at its history and toward future developments that may prevent limit its spread.  HIV was first identified in the United States in 1981.  In the early 1980’s, public health efforts focused heavily on identification of the virus.  Once the [...]

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Arizona Black AIDS Task Force

By | June 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The "Arizona Black AIDS Task Force" is hosting, "Voices of Change HIV/AIDS Leadership Summit" this Saturday. The task force welcomes those who envision an Arizona with no new HIV/AIDS cases in our African American community and with the best possible life for HIV positive folks. Interested folks can call 602.845.9437 or [email protected] to information about [...]

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