STATE OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN CHARLESTON

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "STATE OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN CHARLESTON"

Transcription

1 STATE OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN CHARLESTON 12/1/2015 A Crisis Among Lowcountry Youth The Charleston region is facing a serious issue of rising HIV rates, particularly among those under the age of 30. Prepared by Lowcountry AIDS Services aids-services.com

2 State of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Charleston A C R I S I S A M O N G L O W C O U N T R Y Y O U T H Lowcountry AIDS Services (LAS) is nonprofit organization serving men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. LAS provides case management, access to medical care, housing assistance, financial assistance, nutritional assistance and legal assistance along with an array of other supportive services to hundreds in the Charleston area. LAS also works to prevent this epidemic through education, media campaigns, community outreach and free, daily HIV/STD testing. For more information, visit aids-services.com. A H I V C R I S I S A M O N G O U R Y O U T H The Charleston region is facing a serious issue of rising HIV rates, particularly among those under the age of 30. Lowcountry AIDS Services is reporting a higher rate of new HIV infections in 2015 over the previous four years. And what s most alarming is that the majority of these new infections are in teenagers and young adults. In 2014, the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases in South Carolina were in those ages 13 to 29 (46%). It s important our community let that number sink in: almost half of the HIV/AIDS cases last year were in people under the age of 30. ₁ So far this year, the numbers don t seem to be improving. To date, Lowcountry AIDS Services has administered almost 1,500 HIV tests in the tri-county area. Of those, 37 have tested positive and the majority are young African-American men. Additional testing is being done daily and more positive tests are being recorded. In the last five years, Lowcountry AIDS Services is reporting its highest number of positive HIV tests: 37 in 2015 compared to 20 positive tests in Page 1

3 Charleston residents should be alarmed by this statistic. Young people are engaging in behavior that puts them at a higher risk for contracting HIV. In 2013, more than 47% of high school students in South Carolina reported having had sexual intercourse. Of those who are sexually active, 40.9% did not use a condom during their last sexual intercourse. ₂ There are a number of reasons for the rising rates of HIV infection among youth in the Charleston region as well as around the United States. Some of it is related to socioeconomic disparities and higher rates of poverty, particularly among African-American youth. Sex education is largely absent from South Carolina schools, which leaves young people learning about sex from their friends, the Internet and the media. In addition, because AIDS doesn t seem as scary as it once did, it s just not something young people think about. They don t fear it and don t think it will happen to them. It s also important to note the large number of sexually transmitted diseases among South Carolina s youth. Of the chlamydia cases reported in 2014 in South Carolina, 87% were among those 29 and younger. Of the reported gonorrhea cases, 80% were among those 29 and younger. ₁ What does the high number of STDs have to do with HIV? According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who have STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea are more likely to get HIV than people who do not have STDs. The same risky behaviors that put someone at risk for a STD also can put someone at a greater risk of contracting HIV. Plus, having a sore or break in the skin from a STD may allow HIV to more easily enter the body. ₃ ₁ South Carolina s STD/HIV/AIDS Data Surveillance Report December 31, ₂ S.C. Department of Environmental Control ₃ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention H I V I N T H E L O W C O U N T R Y: A H I S T O R Y For almost 25 years, Lowcountry AIDS Services has been in the trenches of the HIV epidemic. When the agency first started, AIDS was making headlines. The statistics were staggering, and those infected faced an almost immediate death sentence. It s been more than three decades since public health officials began tracking HIV cases in the United States. Since then, health researchers have been working to find a cure for AIDS and public health organizations like Lowcountry AIDS Services work to help those living with HIV/AIDS while also educating the public about the disease and preventive methods. ₁ Page 2

4 While no cure exists, the medical advances and introduction of antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s have made HIV a manageable illness. With proper treatment and medication, HIV patients can live out full and meaningful lives without the worry of an early grave hanging over their heads. In many ways, HIV/AIDS research has been a victim of its own success. In the 1980s and early 1990s, AIDS was the health-related cause of choice. Celebrities rallied around AIDS awareness, sporting red ribbons at awards shows and attending fundraisers. Thanks to those efforts, medical advancements were made and people were living longer and beginning to battle back HIV s progression to AIDS and early death. As the headlines faded and the red ribbons fell away, awareness about HIV/AIDS also took a backseat. The public heard less about AIDS so they cared less. Not because they were unsympathetic but rather apathetic because AIDS didn t seem like a big deal. And now in 2015, people often say, People still get AIDS? Yes, people still get HIV and AIDS. Every year about 50,000 people in the United States are newly infected with HIV a number that has remained steady for many years. Despite education and prevention efforts, the infection rates aren t dropping. ₂ In fact, the epidemic that was so widely publicized 30 years ago is still very much an epidemic today. And this epidemic isn t something that s occurring in third-world countries or only in major U.S. cities like New York and Los Angeles. This epidemic is taking hold right here in South Carolina and the Charleston region. According to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, as of December 2014, 16,222 people were reported living with HIV/AIDS in South Carolina. It s estimated there are another 18% more who are unaware of their HIV diagnosis. New data shows South Carolina had an 8.3% increase of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2013 and 2014 compared to the previous years. The Charleston/North Charleston metro area ranks 31st among all U.S. metro areas for the highest rate of new HIV infections. Those numbers are trickling down into the Charleston region as well. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Charleston as an emerging community, defined as a metropolitan area for which there has been at least 500, but fewer than 1,000, AIDS cases reported to and confirmed by the CDC during the most recent five calendar years for which such data is available. ₃ According to the CDC, the Charleston/North Charleston metropolitan area ranks 31st among all U.S. metropolitan areas for the highest rate of new HIV infections in ₃ But when you look at the number of AIDS cases in 2013 in U.S. metro areas, Charleston drops to a ranking of 19th. That speaks volumes about the lack of medical access in our community. A person living with HIV Page 3

5 who doesn t have access to quality care or who isn t able to afford medication is more likely to develop AIDS. ₄ Enrolling individuals in health insurance plans or securing medical treatment provided by initiatives like the Ryan White Program are just the first step toward helping those who test positive for HIV. Housing, jobs, stability, mental health, support networks all of these are contributing factors to healthful outcomes for Lowcountry AIDS Services clients and all areas that agency focuses upon for each client. ₁ The AIDS Institute ₂ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ₃ HIV Surveillance Report (An area will remain an emerging community unless it fails to meet both of the following requirements for three consecutive fiscal years: (a) a cumulative total of at least 500 but fewer than 1,000 cases of AIDS reported to and confirmed by the director of CDC during the most recent period of five calendar years for which such data are available, and (b) a cumulative total of 750 or more persons living with HIV infection ever classified as AIDS reported to and confirmed by the director of CDC as of December 31of the most recent year for which such data are available.) ₄ South Carolina s STD/HIV/AIDS Data Surveillance Report December 31, M O V I N G F O R W A R D I N Looking at these sobering statistics, it is clear the work being done at Lowcountry AIDS Services is critical to combating this epidemic. Here s what Lowcountry AIDS Services is doing in the coming year to increase its prevention and education services: Lowcountry AIDS Services will continue to offer free HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its location in North Charleston. Testing is confidential and results are delivered in about 20 minutes. Lowcountry AIDS Services also does on-site testing in the community, including at local colleges. Provide critical case management services to those living with HIV. By helping people get proper medical care and adhere to their treatment and medication schedules, clients can become contributing members of our community. Connecting those who are newly diagnosed with HIV to care as well as working to reconnect those who have fallen out of care and still need medical treatment and help. Community outreach and education are key components of Lowcountry AIDS Services mission. It is imperative our community understands the severity of this disease. It can impact anyone of any race, sex, age or sexual orientation. Page 4

6 State of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Charleston Breaking down the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS is critical to preventing the spread of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in eight people living with HIV does not know they are infected, which means they are potentially spreading the disease to others. Often people are too ashamed to get a HIV test. They would rather not know than face the stigma of this illness. Lowcountry AIDS Services is working tirelessly to sign up clients for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. In 2015, the agency enrolled 55 clients in a health care plan, and the goal is to enroll more than 70 clients in Helping clients continue to reduce their viral loads through access to health care, services and sustainable living situations, which helps lead to reduced transmission rates in our community. Expanded outreach to the most affected subsects of our community that have the highest HIV infection rates, including men who have sex with men (MSMs), African Americans and Latinos. Lowcountry AIDS Services will continue to work with community partners like the Medical University of South Carolina, Roper St. Francis, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and Lowcountry Infectious Diseases & Infusion Center to not only treat individuals living with HIV but also create new educational and preventive initiatives. W H AT C A N T H E C H A R L E S T O N C O M M U N I T Y D O? It s easy to read information and statistics like this and think there s no way to make an impact. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are many ways businesses, individuals and organizations can play a role in reducing HIV infection rates in our community, protecting our youth, ending the apathy surrounding AIDS and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease. Invite Lowcountry AIDS Services to your work, organization, school, church or civic group for a presentation on HIV education and prevention. Request safe sex packets from Lowcountry AIDS Services. The agency has educational materials and condoms available for free. Encourage local school districts to teach comprehensive sex education. It is important to teach abstinence as the foul-proof way to avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancies. Yet statistics tells us teenagers are choosing to have sex anyway so arming them with all the information abstinence and sex safe behaviors is critical. Get a HIV test. More than half of all Americans have never had a HIV test. ₁ The first step toward reducing HIV infection rates is stopping the spread of the illness that means people need to know if they are infected so they can not only get proper treatment but also take precautions so they don t spread the disease to others. Arm yourself with the facts. HIV can t be spread through toilet seats and drinking glasses. HIV/AIDS doesn t discriminate on the basis of race or socioeconomic status. While some groups may indeed face a higher risk, anyone who has unprotected sex or uses intravenous drugs is at risk. Page 5

7 Support the work of Lowcountry AIDS Services. Whether it s volunteering, financial donations or simply talking about the agency s work, you can be an advocate for change. ₁ Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet: HIV Testing in the United States TA B L E S / C H A R T S Positive HIV tests (data includes only those tests administered by LAS) Page 6

8 Page 7

9 Source: South Carolina s STD/HIV/AIDS Data Surveillance Report December 31, Page 8

10 HIV Surveillance Report (An area will remain an emerging community unless it fails to meet both of the following requirements for three consecutive fiscal years: (a) a cumulative total of at least 500 but fewer than 1,000 cases of AIDS reported to and confirmed by the director of CDC during the most recent period of five calendar years for which such data are available, and (b) a cumulative total of 750 or more persons living with HIV infection ever classified as AIDS reported to and confirmed by the director of CDC as of December 31of the most recent year for which such data are available.) Page 9

11 L O W C O U N T R Y A I D S S E R V I C E S For more information on this report, to schedule a presentation/testing event, host an event or simply learn more about ways the community can help fight HIV/AIDS, please contact: Lowcountry AIDS Services Meeting Street Road Charleston, SC Additional contacts: Media requests: Holly A. Fisher or Development/Volunteering: Jason Kirk or This report was prepared by Lowcountry AIDS Services using the most current statistics and information available to date. Page 10

Related TeensHealth Links

Related TeensHealth Links Grades 6 to 8 Health Problems Series STDs KidsHealth.org/classroom Teacher s Guide This guide includes: Standards Related Links Discussion Questions Activities for Students Reproducible Materials Standards

More information

HIV/AIDS 101 Teens and Young Adults. Chara McGill

HIV/AIDS 101 Teens and Young Adults. Chara McGill HIV/AIDS 101 Teens and Young Adults Chara McGill 1 Disclosure AS MANDATED BY ACCME SPEAKERS ARE ASKED TO DISCLOSE ANY REAL OR APPARENT CONFLICT RELATED TO THE CONTENT OF THEIR PRESENTATION TODAYS SPEAKER

More information

HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh

HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh BACKGROUND The first case of HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh was detected in 1989. Since then 1495 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported (as of December 2008). However UNAIDS estimates

More information

The Ryan White CARE Act 2000 Reauthorization

The Ryan White CARE Act 2000 Reauthorization POLICY BRIEF january 2001 The Ryan White CARE Act 2000 Reauthorization Overview As the Ryan White CARE Act enters its second decade, it continues to be a critical source of care and services for people

More information

Chapter 21. What Are HIV and AIDS?

Chapter 21. What Are HIV and AIDS? Section 1 HIV and AIDS Today What Are HIV and AIDS? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that primarily affects cells of the immune system and that causes AIDS. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

More information

Understanding the HIV Care Continuum

Understanding the HIV Care Continuum Understanding the HIV Care Continuum Overview Recent scientific advances have shown that antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only preserves the health of people living with HIV, but also dramatically lowers

More information

How testing and treatment can stop HIV. Information for gay and bisexual men.

How testing and treatment can stop HIV. Information for gay and bisexual men. How testing and treatment can stop HIV. Information for gay and bisexual men. How testing and treatment can stop HIV. Information for gay and bisexual men. We re living in a new era. We now know for sure:

More information

The Minnesota Chlamydia Strategy: Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Chlamydia in Minnesota Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership, April 2011

The Minnesota Chlamydia Strategy: Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Chlamydia in Minnesota Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership, April 2011 The Minnesota Chlamydia Strategy: Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Chlamydia in Minnesota Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership, April 2011 Section 5: Screening, Treating and Reporting Chlamydia While the information

More information

our Health Your Rights Your Health, Your Rights

our Health Your Rights Your Health, Your Rights our Health Your Health, Your Rights Your Rights IF you re a teen in California, you have rights. And that s what this booklet is about your right to privacy and reproductive health care. It has lots of

More information

Georgia Performance Standards. Health Education

Georgia Performance Standards. Health Education HIGH SCHOOL Students in high school demonstrate comprehensive health knowledge and skills. Their behaviors reflect a conceptual understanding of the issues associated with maintaining good personal health.

More information

9. NW Tribal STD Priorities and Recommendations

9. NW Tribal STD Priorities and Recommendations As is true of other racial health disparities, the disproportional prevalence of STDs among American Indians does not reflect any biological difference in infection susceptibility, but rather inequalities

More information

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the STI Clinic

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the STI Clinic Patient & Family Guide 2016 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the STI Clinic Where to go. What to know. STIs are more common than you might think! www.nshealth.ca Sexually Transmitted Infections

More information

HIV/AIDS: General Information & Testing in the Emergency Department

HIV/AIDS: General Information & Testing in the Emergency Department What Is HIV? HIV/AIDS: General Information & Testing in the Emergency Department HIV is the common name for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is a retrovirus. This means it can enter the body s own

More information

HIV/AIDS POLICY STATEMENT

HIV/AIDS POLICY STATEMENT HIV/AIDS POLICY STATEMENT At Colgate-Palmolive we remain committed to helping employees, their loved ones and those in our communities combat HIV/AIDS. Colgate s commitment to doing our part in the fight

More information

Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States

Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States Accurately tracking the HIV epidemic is essential to the nation s HIV prevention efforts. Yet monitoring trends in new HIV infections has historically

More information

DC Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan for 2012-2015: Goals and Objectives

DC Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan for 2012-2015: Goals and Objectives DC Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan for 2012-2015: Goals and Objectives The Comprehensive Plan includes program goals and objectives, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building activities specific

More information

GAO INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Report to Congressional Requesters

GAO INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Report to Congressional Requesters GAO United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters December 2007 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

More information

MANAGING HERPES. Living and loving with hsv. American Social Health association. by Charles Ebel & Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H.

MANAGING HERPES. Living and loving with hsv. American Social Health association. by Charles Ebel & Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H. MANAGING HERPES Living and loving with hsv by Charles Ebel & Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H. American Social Health association RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA contents contents Preface xi Acknowledgments

More information

UNICEF in South Africa

UNICEF in South Africa UNICEF in South Africa A message from the Representative 47,900,000 people live in South Africa 20,200,000 are children 294,000 children are HIV-positive 1 in 17 children die before their fifth birthday

More information

2014 Naughty or Nice STD/HIV Testing Campaign Hamilton County Public Health

2014 Naughty or Nice STD/HIV Testing Campaign Hamilton County Public Health 2014 Naughty or Nice STD/HIV Testing Campaign Hamilton County Public Health Background and Research: There is a Syphilis epidemic in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. In fact, Cincinnati is ranked

More information

Dublin Declaration. on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia

Dublin Declaration. on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia Dublin Declaration on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia Against the background of the global emergency of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with 40 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS,

More information

Understanding public opinion toward HIV/AIDS

Understanding public opinion toward HIV/AIDS 1 Understanding public opinion toward HIV/AIDS Foreword by Sean Cahill Public perceptions of HIV/AIDS and people living with HIV/AIDS have changed significantly since the 1980s, in most instances for the

More information

Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA Senior Fellow, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation Harvard Law School March 2013

Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA Senior Fellow, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation Harvard Law School March 2013 Extending Medicaid to Reduce HIV Transmission & Health Related Costs in Texas: Modeling the Transition of Ryan White Clients into Medicaid & Private Insurance in 2014 Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA Senior

More information

SB 71 Question and Answer Guide, page 1

SB 71 Question and Answer Guide, page 1 Questions and Answers about SB 71: The California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Act A Guide for Parents, Students and Community members On January 1, 2004, California replaced 11

More information

Chlamydia THE FACTS. How do people get Chlamydia?

Chlamydia THE FACTS. How do people get Chlamydia? What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted and often causes no symptoms. If not treated, chlamydia can damage reproductive organs and make it difficult for

More information

Building on Success: A National Strategy to Save Lives

Building on Success: A National Strategy to Save Lives Remarks by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services XIX International AIDS Conference Washington, DC Plenary Session Theme: Challenges and Solutions

More information

Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services

Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services Service Definition Outpatient/ambulatory medical care includes the provision of professional diagnostic and therapeutic services rendered by a physician, physician

More information

Targeted HIV Testing & Enhanced Testing Technologies. HIV Prevention Section Bureau of HIV/AIDS

Targeted HIV Testing & Enhanced Testing Technologies. HIV Prevention Section Bureau of HIV/AIDS Targeted HIV Testing & Enhanced Testing Technologies HIV Prevention Section Bureau of HIV/AIDS May 2012 1 Typing a Question in the Chat Box Type question in here 2 Completing the Webinar Evaluation (opened

More information

Accent on Health Obgyn, PC HERPES Frequently Asked Questions

Accent on Health Obgyn, PC HERPES Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is herpes? 2. How common is herpes? 3. Is there a cure for herpes? 4. What is oral herpes (cold sores)? 5. How is oral herpes spread? 6. What is genital herpes? 7. How is genital herpes spread?

More information

Ending the Epidemic in New York State. Federal AIDS Policy Partnership March 4, 2015

Ending the Epidemic in New York State. Federal AIDS Policy Partnership March 4, 2015 Ending the Epidemic in New York State Federal AIDS Policy Partnership March 4, 2015 1 The momentum already exists NYS is a center of HIV activism, community/government collaboration and innovation. While

More information

SIXTY-SEVENTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY. Agenda item 12.3 24 May 2014. Hepatitis

SIXTY-SEVENTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY. Agenda item 12.3 24 May 2014. Hepatitis SIXTY-SEVENTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY WHA67.6 Agenda item 12.3 24 May 2014 Hepatitis The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, Having considered the report on hepatitis; 1 Reaffirming resolution WHA63.18,

More information

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT HIV, HEPATITIS B and C, and TUBERCULOSIS Adapted from the CDC

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT HIV, HEPATITIS B and C, and TUBERCULOSIS Adapted from the CDC BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT HIV, HEPATITIS B and C, and TUBERCULOSIS Adapted from the CDC HIV What are HIV and AIDS? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is

More information

THE PHILADELPHIA CENTER !!!! Annual Report. Reported for: June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015

THE PHILADELPHIA CENTER !!!! Annual Report. Reported for: June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015 Annual Report Prepared by: Derick Jones October 30, 2015 Reported for: June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015 Page 1 of 8 Between June 2014 and May 2015, the Philadelphia Center has risen to the challenge that faces

More information

HPTN 073: Black MSM Open-Label PrEP Demonstration Project

HPTN 073: Black MSM Open-Label PrEP Demonstration Project HPTN 073: Black MSM Open-Label PrEP Demonstration Project Overview HIV Epidemiology in the U.S. Overview of PrEP Overview of HPTN HPTN 061 HPTN 073 ARV Drug Resistance Conclusions Questions and Answers

More information

Figure 2. Estimated Number of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in LAC, 2009. Unaware HIV/AIDS (1) Pending HIV Cases (2) Coded Living HIV

Figure 2. Estimated Number of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in LAC, 2009. Unaware HIV/AIDS (1) Pending HIV Cases (2) Coded Living HIV Overview of Los Angeles County Los Angeles County (LAC), at 4,084 square miles, 88 incorporated cities and over 10 million residents, is one of the largest counties in the US, with a population that is

More information

A Survey of the Knowledge of the Modes of Transmission of HIV/AIDS among Some Youths

A Survey of the Knowledge of the Modes of Transmission of HIV/AIDS among Some Youths Original Article International Journal of Educational Research and Technology Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2011: 62-67 ISSN 0976-4089 Journal s URL: www.soeagra.com/ijert.htm A Survey of the Knowledge of the

More information

The Balm (HIV/AIDS) Ministry

The Balm (HIV/AIDS) Ministry The Balm (HIV/AIDS) Ministry Why did The Potter's House begin the AIDS ministry? The work of The Potter s House Church personifies Bishop Jakes call to minister to hurting people. One group of hurting

More information

Common Grant Application User Guide

Common Grant Application User Guide Common Grant Application User Guide Welcome to the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Common Grant Application (CGA). This user guide was revised in 2012 to reflect the changes in the CGA that

More information

Using HIV Surveillance Data to Calculate Measures for the Continuum of HIV Care

Using HIV Surveillance Data to Calculate Measures for the Continuum of HIV Care Using HIV Surveillance Data to Calculate Measures for the Continuum of HIV Care Anna Satcher Johnson, MPH Symposium on Measuring the HIV Care Continuum Center for AIDS Research University of Washington

More information

Basic Presentation HIV/AIDS. For Use by Students, Teachers and the Public Seeking Basic Information About HIV/AIDS

Basic Presentation HIV/AIDS. For Use by Students, Teachers and the Public Seeking Basic Information About HIV/AIDS Basic Presentation HIV/AIDS For Use by Students, Teachers and the Public Seeking Basic Information About HIV/AIDS Objectives- Define and understand the difference between HIV Infection and AIDS Describe

More information

Legal Issues for People with HIV

Legal Issues for People with HIV Legal Issues for People with HIV Duke Legal Project Box 90360 Durham, NC 27708-0360 (919) 613-7169 (888) 600-7274 Duke Legal Project is a clinical legal education program of Duke Law School. Legal Representation

More information

Susan G. Komen: A Promise Renewed Advancing the Fight Against Breast Cancer. Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S. President and Chief Executive Officer

Susan G. Komen: A Promise Renewed Advancing the Fight Against Breast Cancer. Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S. President and Chief Executive Officer Susan G. Komen: A Promise Renewed Advancing the Fight Against Breast Cancer Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S. President and Chief Executive Officer Summer 2014 Who We Are: Executive Summary In just 32 years,

More information

Public Comment of Patricia Bass, RN, MA Chair, CAEAR Coalition Consultant, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Public Comment of Patricia Bass, RN, MA Chair, CAEAR Coalition Consultant, Philadelphia Department of Public Health Public Comment of Patricia Bass, RN, MA Chair, CAEAR Coalition Consultant, Philadelphia Department of Public Health Presented to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment,

More information

Cleveland Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS Services 75 Erieview Place Cleveland, OH 44114

Cleveland Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS Services 75 Erieview Place Cleveland, OH 44114 Cleveland Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS Services 75 Erieview Place Cleveland, OH 44114 Policy and Procedures for Internet Partner Services April 2009 Introduction The Cleveland Department

More information

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES , 2003. M. introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on A BILL

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES , 2003. M. introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on A BILL DRAFT //0 0TH CONGRESS ST SESS. S. To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish, promote, and support a comprehensive program for education, prevention, and treatment of Hepatitis

More information

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST February 2013 For over 125 years CHILDREN 1 ST has been working to build a better

More information

Illustrating HIV/AIDS in the United States

Illustrating HIV/AIDS in the United States Illustrating HIV/AIDS in the United States Black Persons 2013 Update About AIDSVu AIDSVu is a compilation of interactive, online maps that allows users to visually explore the HIV epidemic in the U.S.

More information

New York State Strategic Plan for. Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

New York State Strategic Plan for. Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV New York State Strategic Plan for Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Introduction Brief Background New York, once the state with the highest reported number of children with AIDS, has made

More information

AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT SEX. By: Jenna Ruimveld, Kylie Muntz, Shannon Grabe, a Courteny Rhem. Wednesday, May 1, 13

AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT SEX. By: Jenna Ruimveld, Kylie Muntz, Shannon Grabe, a Courteny Rhem. Wednesday, May 1, 13 AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT SEX By: Jenna Ruimveld, Kylie Muntz, Shannon Grabe, a Courteny Rhem ADAPTATION THEORY What is it: A model in which the main goal is to adapt to a changing environment. Applying

More information

Perspective Implications of the Affordable Care Act for People With HIV Infection and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: What Does the Future Hold?

Perspective Implications of the Affordable Care Act for People With HIV Infection and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: What Does the Future Hold? Perspective Implications of the Affordable Care Act for People With HIV Infection and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: What Does the Future Hold? There are numerous aspects of the Patient Protection and

More information

FAQs HIV & AIDS. What is HIV? A virus that reduces the effectiveness of your immune system, meaning you are less protected against disease.

FAQs HIV & AIDS. What is HIV? A virus that reduces the effectiveness of your immune system, meaning you are less protected against disease. HIV & AIDS What is HIV? A virus that reduces the effectiveness of your immune system, meaning you are less protected against disease. What does HIV stand for? Human Immunodeficiency Virus Where did HIV

More information

HIV prevention and the wider UK population. What HIV prevention work should be directed towards the general population in the UK?

HIV prevention and the wider UK population. What HIV prevention work should be directed towards the general population in the UK? Shaping attitudes Challenging injustice Changing lives Policy briefing HIV prevention and the wider UK population September 2011 What HIV prevention work should be directed towards the general population

More information

Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goal 6 To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goal 6 To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 1 Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goal 6 To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Information and activities Target To have halted and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

More information

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: INTEGRATED EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE ELIGIBLE METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING, PHILADELPHIA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: INTEGRATED EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE ELIGIBLE METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING, PHILADELPHIA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: INTEGRATED EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE PLANNING, PHILADELPHIA ELIGIBLE METROPOLITAN AREA 2015 Prepared for the Philadelphia Eligible Metropolitan Area Ryan

More information

Georgia HIV/AIDS Surveillance Summary. Data Through December 31, 2010

Georgia HIV/AIDS Surveillance Summary. Data Through December 31, 2010 Georgia HIV/AIDS Surveillance Summary Data Through December 31, 2010 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Section Division of Health Protection Georgia Department of Public Health Table of Contents Acknowledgements...

More information

Injection Drug Users in Miami-Dade: NHBS-IDU2 Cycle Preliminary Results

Injection Drug Users in Miami-Dade: NHBS-IDU2 Cycle Preliminary Results Injection Drug Users in Miami-Dade: NHBS-IDU2 Cycle Preliminary Results David W. Forrest, Ph.D. Marlene LaLota, M.P.H. John-Mark Schacht Gabriel A. Cardenas, M.P.H. Lisa Metsch, Ph.D. National HIV Behavioral

More information

2012-2015 STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS HIV IN IOWA

2012-2015 STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS HIV IN IOWA SECTION 3. 2012-2015 STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS HIV IN IOWA This final section of the Iowa Comprehensive HIV Plan contains recommendations for a cascade of prevention and care activities that are designed

More information

Ten Tips for Parents. To Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy

Ten Tips for Parents. To Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy Ten Tips for Parents To Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy Ten Tips for Parents To Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has reviewed research

More information

Program Performance Indicators Revised Baseline & Target Setting Form January 1 June 30, 2004 Interim Progress Report

Program Performance Indicators Revised Baseline & Target Setting Form January 1 June 30, 2004 Interim Progress Report ATTACHMENT B Program Performance Indicators Revised Baseline & Target Setting Form January 1 June 30, Interim Progress Report Overall HIV Indicator A.1: The number of newly diagnosed HIV infections Original

More information

HIV/AIDS PAPER OUTLINE. 0.Introduction. -Definitions. 1. AIDS as a stigma. -Factors to the AIDS stigma. 2. Transmission to HIV

HIV/AIDS PAPER OUTLINE. 0.Introduction. -Definitions. 1. AIDS as a stigma. -Factors to the AIDS stigma. 2. Transmission to HIV HIV/AIDS PAPER OUTLINE 0.Introduction -Definitions 1. AIDS as a stigma -Factors to the AIDS stigma 2. Transmission to HIV - The most common ways that people get HIV 3. Where you can not get AIDS 4. Conclusion

More information

ASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIV/AIDS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS

ASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIV/AIDS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS ASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIV/AIDS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS Jamilla T. Shepperson Winston-Salem State University Anderson Center C104 Winston Salem, NC 27110 Cynthia Williams Brown Winston-Salem

More information

Health Profile for St. Louis City

Health Profile for St. Louis City Health Profile for St. Louis City The health indicators of St. Louis City show that the city has many health problems. To highlight a few, the city s rates of sexually transmitted diseases (i.e., HIV/AIDS,

More information

youth ALcohol& HIV/AIDS

youth ALcohol& HIV/AIDS information for young people youth ALcohol& HIV/AIDS Introduction Alcohol abuse is a wide spread problem among young people in Botswana. Alcohol abuse increases the risk of young people contracting HIV

More information

Health Education Core ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS. It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver. Gandhi.

Health Education Core ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS. It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver. Gandhi. Health Education Core ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver. Gandhi Increased Focus Classroom Real Life Connection Student Reflection Student Assessment

More information

BERGEN-PASSAIC TGA 2012/2013 EIIHA PLAN

BERGEN-PASSAIC TGA 2012/2013 EIIHA PLAN Target T1: Latina Women Priority Needs: Self empowerment; self efficacy; stress from work and family issues; language issues; literacy; depression; poverty; dealing with the consequences of immigration

More information

4/3/2012. Surveillance. Direct Care. Prevention. Quality Management

4/3/2012. Surveillance. Direct Care. Prevention. Quality Management //1 The Epidemiology of Infectious and Chronic Diseases in Minority Communities December 7, 11 Mary G. McIntyre, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant State Health Officer for Disease Control and Prevention Alabama Department

More information

Comprehensive Sex Education

Comprehensive Sex Education Comprehensive Sex Education Planned Parenthood s Nevada Parent Activist Packet Our school system needs to provide age appropriate information about human sexuality as early as second grade - kids have

More information

Identifying HIV-Positive Youth and Transitioning Them into the Health Care System

Identifying HIV-Positive Youth and Transitioning Them into the Health Care System Chicago HIV Risk Reduction Partnership for Youth (CHRRPY), Cook County Hospital Identifying HIV-Positive Youth and Transitioning Them into the Health Care System Authors: Jaime Martinez, Doug Bell, and

More information

Yes, I know I have genital herpes:

Yes, I know I have genital herpes: Counseling Messages for Herpes Simplex Type II (HSV-II) Genital herpes Always take the time to attend to the participant s feelings and emotional state; for some people, this is the most devastating news

More information

What is HPV? Low-risk HPV types. High-risk HPV types

What is HPV? Low-risk HPV types. High-risk HPV types HPV and Cancer What is HPV? HPV is short for human papilloma (PAP-uh-LO-muh) virus. HPVs are a large group of related viruses. Each HPV virus in the group is given a number, which is called an HPV type.

More information

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Policy Hearing Panel Second Round Revision BACKGROUND The social work profession is in a distinctive position to respond to the issues

More information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Research Rationale 1. What does PrEP stand for? There is scientific evidence that antiretroviral (anti-hiv) medications may be able to play an important role in reducing

More information

HIV/AIDS policy. Introduction

HIV/AIDS policy. Introduction HIV/AIDS policy Introduction The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) has a long tradition of working in the area of health and care. National Red

More information

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. Here in the Philippines, we believe in the saying of our national hero Dr.

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. Here in the Philippines, we believe in the saying of our national hero Dr. 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Here in the Philippines, we believe in the saying of our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal that Youth is the hope of our Mother land. In their hand lies the

More information

HIV/AIDS AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS 11

HIV/AIDS AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS 11 HIV/AIDS AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS 11 11.1 INTRODUCTION D. Zanera and I. Miteka The 2004 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (MDHS) collected information on HIV/AIDS as well as other sexually

More information

The Basics of Drug Resistance:

The Basics of Drug Resistance: CONTACT: Lisa Rossi +1-412-641-8940 +1-412- 916-3315 (mobile) rossil@upmc.edu The Basics of Drug Resistance: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS HIV Drug Resistance and ARV-Based Prevention 1. What is drug resistance?

More information

Public Health Services

Public Health Services Public Health Services FUNCTION The functions of the Public Health Services programs are to protect and promote the health and safety of County residents. This is accomplished by monitoring health status

More information

PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY IN URBAN SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS

PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY IN URBAN SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY IN URBAN SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH Medical Director, Family Planning Program Unity Health Care, Inc. Washington DC Disclosures Consultant for Afaxys,

More information

MALAWI YOUTH DATA SHEET 2014

MALAWI YOUTH DATA SHEET 2014 MALAWI YOUTH DATA SHEET 2014 2 of Every 3 People in Malawi Are Under Age 25 Age 80+ 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 55-59 50-54 45-49 40-44 35-39 30-34 25-29 Male Female 20-24 POPULATION 700,000 700,000 0 POPULATION

More information

HIV Surveillance Update

HIV Surveillance Update HIV Surveillance Update Presentation to: CAPUS Metro Atlanta Testing and Linking Consortium (MATLC) Presented by: Deepali Rane, MPH and Jane Kelly, MD Georgia Department of Public Health Epidemiology Date:

More information

Department of Veterans Affairs National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan 2011

Department of Veterans Affairs National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan 2011 Department of Veterans Affairs National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan 2011 Table of Contents Purpose..3 Overview of HIV Health Care.....4 Goal 1: Reducing the Number of People who become infected

More information

Borderless Diseases By Sunny Thai

Borderless Diseases By Sunny Thai Borderless Diseases By Sunny Thai Millennium Development Goal #6 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other borderless diseases. A. Halt and begin reversing spread of HIV by 2015. B. Achieve universal access

More information

Preface. TTY: (888) 232-6348 or cdcinfo@cdc.gov. Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing, contact: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

Preface. TTY: (888) 232-6348 or cdcinfo@cdc.gov. Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing, contact: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) Preface The purpose of this CDC Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing manual is to provide guidance for hepatitis C counseling and testing of individuals born during 1945 1965. The guide was used in draft

More information

Who can benefit from charities?

Who can benefit from charities? 1 of 8 A summary of how to avoid discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 when defining who can benefit from a charity A. About the Equality Act and the charities exemption A1. Introduction All charities

More information

Attitudes to Mental Illness - 2011 survey report

Attitudes to Mental Illness - 2011 survey report Attitudes to Mental Illness - 2011 survey report Copyright 2011, The Health and Social Care Information Centre. All Rights Reserved. 1 Acknowledgements This document was published by the NHS Information

More information

TEXAS HIV CONNECTION: OUR COURSES

TEXAS HIV CONNECTION: OUR COURSES Texas HIV Connection 1 TEXAS HIV CONNECTION: OUR COURSES Generally, courses offered by the Texas HIV Connection: meet DSHS licensure and funding requirements provide professional continuing education credits

More information

AIDS Knowledge Test. Instructions

AIDS Knowledge Test. Instructions AIDS Knowledge Test Instructions This survey has True/False questions. For example: Pittsburgh's hockey team is the Bruins. We want you to do two things: First, answer the question. In this example, you

More information

Trichomonas vaginalis. Looking after your sexual health

Trichomonas vaginalis. Looking after your sexual health Trichomonas vaginalis Looking after your sexual health 2 3 Trichomonas vaginalis Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is sometimes referred to as trichomonas or trichomoniasis,

More information

HIV/AIDS IN WEST VIRGINIA

HIV/AIDS IN WEST VIRGINIA HIV/AIDS IN WEST VIRGINIA While the federal government s investment in treatment and research is helping people with HIV/AIDS live longer and more productive lives, HIV continues to spread at a staggering

More information

REPORTING CHANGES FOR 2014 NYSDOH AIDS INSTITUTE. Changes to Content and Priorities

REPORTING CHANGES FOR 2014 NYSDOH AIDS INSTITUTE. Changes to Content and Priorities REPORTING CHANGES FOR 2014 NYSDOH AIDS INSTITUTE Changes to Content and Priorities The Continuum of Care: Cascade Terms you will see used frequently in HIV/AIDS data policy are the Continuum of Care and

More information

Becoming Teenwise 101

Becoming Teenwise 101 Becoming Teenwise 101 May 2, 2013 Teenwise Minnesota 22 nd Annual Conference Presentation Overview Pregnancy, birth and STI statistics and trends Adolescent sexual behavior trends Health disparities Evidence-based

More information

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Age Differences in Viral Suppression, Antiretroviral Therapy Use, and Adherence Among HIV-positive Men Who Have Sex With Men Receiving

More information

Comprehensive Sexual Health Lesson Plan

Comprehensive Sexual Health Lesson Plan This sequence of 24 lessons from the HealthSmart high school program provides a comprehensive sexual health education unit aligned with both the HECAT Knowledge and Skills Expectations and the National

More information

The Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

The Hepatitis B virus (HBV) The Hepatitis B virus (HBV) There are 400 million people in the world who live with chronic hepatitis B, including France. Most people don t even know they are infected. But there are several important

More information

CREW Philadelphia Philanthropic Partner Application General Information, Application & Instructions GENERAL INFORMATION

CREW Philadelphia Philanthropic Partner Application General Information, Application & Instructions GENERAL INFORMATION CREW Philadelphia Philanthropic Partner Application General Information, Application & Instructions GENERAL INFORMATION CREW Philadelphia (crewphiladelphia.org) CREW Philadelphia provides opportunities

More information

Patient Educational Strategies

Patient Educational Strategies Patient Educational Strategies NC Razali Mahdi Nurse Clinician, Infectious Diseases/HIV Care Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) Tan Tock Seng Hospital 1. Identify the patient 2. Assess Readiness Contents

More information

Meena Abraham, DrPH, MPH Director of Epidemiology Services Baltimore City Health Department

Meena Abraham, DrPH, MPH Director of Epidemiology Services Baltimore City Health Department Meena Abraham, DrPH, MPH Director of Epidemiology Services Baltimore City Health Department 271 Neighborhood Statistical Areas 55 Community Statistical Areas 26 Zip Codes Characteristic Baltimore City

More information

HIV/AIDS Tool Kit. B. HIV/AIDS Questionnaire for Health Care Providers and Staff

HIV/AIDS Tool Kit. B. HIV/AIDS Questionnaire for Health Care Providers and Staff 8 HIV/AIDS Tool Kit B. HIV/AIDS Questionnaire for Health Care Providers and Staff FOR STAFF USE ONLY: SURVEY ID # HIV/AIDS KAP Questionnaire for Health Care Providers and Staff Introduction The goal of

More information

2011 STI Annual Report

2011 STI Annual Report STI Annual Report Howard Brown Health Center s third Annual STI Report details sexually transmitted infection (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and behavioral trends at many of Howard

More information

Kalamazoo County STD Task Force

Kalamazoo County STD Task Force Health & Community Services Department Kalamazoo County STD Task Force March 3, 2016 Agenda 1. Welcome & Introductions 2. Review of 2015 & Current Projects 3. Guest Speakers Ashley Choker & Cherie Seitz,

More information