If current trends continue, about 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime. That sobering statistic, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illustrates risk factors are not equal. This statistic applies to South Carolina and Charleston… Continue reading Why We Focus on High-Risk Populations
Undetectable = Untransmittable.
CDC Supports the Science U equals U. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken note of what scientific research has confirmed over the last few years: when HIV-positive individuals take their medication and thus achieve undetectable levels of the virus, they are unlikely to spread HIV. For quite some time, many experts and… Continue reading Undetectable = Untransmittable.
HIV History Part 2
Difficult History That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten We’re taking time to look back at the early history of HIV/AIDS in America. Click HERE if you missed HIV History Part 1 1986 – SPREAD KNOWLEDGE, NOT PANIC By the end of 1986, there were 28,712 reported cases of HIV/AIDS and 24,559 AIDS-related deaths (an 86 percent death… Continue reading HIV History Part 2
HIV History Part 1
Difficult History Should Not be Forgotten We’re taking time to look back at the early history of HIV/AIDS in America. Spread Knowledge, Not Panic By the time the HIV/AIDS epidemic came to national consciousness in the 1980s, thousands of gay men were already infected and thousands more had already lost their lives. Let’s pause to… Continue reading HIV History Part 1
How to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in the South
For the last few years we’ve been watching with alarm the rising rates of HIV infections here in the South. Back in the 1980s, AIDS was an urban issue, impacting places like New York City and Los Angeles. Today, the epicenter of the HIV epidemic has shifted to the South, including South Carolina and the greater… Continue reading How to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in the South