Tag Archives: AIDS

Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago, IL)

Howard Brown Health Center was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations.  Howard Brown Center is based in Chicago and serves men, women, infants, youth, and children through many health clinics and research centers.  For more information about Howard Brown Health Center’s history, click […]

Bisexuality 101 (2001)

The “Bisexuality 101” booklet is published by Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and contains a detailed and concise introduction to bisexuality.  The booklet also includes common questions with answers regarding bisexuality.  Topics that are covered include relationships, AIDS, politics and biphobia.  Tips on how to increase inclusivity and organizations and resources supporting […]

Be Yourself (2006)

The “Be Yourself” booklet, published by Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is targeted towards youth who are or may be GLBT and have questions or are interested in looking for more information via websites and organizations. Very detailed answers are provided for questions ranging from “Is it okay to be GLBT?” to “Do […]

Creating Healthy Opportunities: Conversations with Adolescent Health Experts

Summary: This is an interview of Abigail English, the Director for the Center of Adolescent Health and Law, which is conducted by Karen Brown, a radio reporter and freelance journalist who focuses on healthcare. In the interview with Brown, English talks about expanding financially accessiblilty and confidentiality for teenagers and what measures need to be […]

Oral Sex and HIV Risk (2009)

  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a booklet discussing oral sex and the risk factors associated with it and the risk for HIV. Although the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than through anal and vaginal sex, some studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in HIV […]

National HIV AIDS Strategy for the United States (2010)

Vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination. Executive Summary: When […]

Left Behind – Black America (2008)

This report urges immediate action to address the growing AIDS crisis in Black America. It urges that America be held accountable for its failure to respond effectively to its own epidemic. And it urges that the U.S. government bring to bear all proven strategies—including those learned from experience in developing countries—that can help reduce the […]

HIV Infection, Testing, and Risk Behaviors Among Youths (2012)

Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection. This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities. Continual HIV prevention outreach and education efforts, including programs on abstinence and on delaying the initiation of sex, are required as new generations replace the generations that benefited from earlier […]

Global HIV Data (2009)

Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet regarding the current snapshot of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic sheet regarding the current snapshot of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Click here to read more.

Facts on Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States (2009)

This fact sheet compiled by Guttmacher Institute provides detailed information and data from a variety of resources regarding sexually transmitted diseases in the United States.  A variety of topics are discussed including medical costs, symptoms, populations at risk, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, HPV, HIV, AIDS, prevention, testing, and treatment. Some interesting facts include: Close […]

Children Newly Diagnosed with AIDS (2010)

While the number of newly diagnosed cases of AIDS among children younger than 13 in the United States has fallen dramatically, numbers of cases among adolescents and young adults are rising. Click here to read more.