"World AIDS Day: Shedding the Stigma of the Scarlet
By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger
As an HIV and STD/STI educator, one of the most important messages I try
to convey to people is that a virus doesnt care about who you are
it doesnt see age, race, sex, or social, political, or financial
backgrounds. HIV can happen to virtually anyone, excepting the incredibly
small minority of people who are believed to have partial or complete immunity
to HIV (less than 1% of the worlds population), and as such, we should
all take ownership of how we protect ourselves against infection.
More importantly, we should recognize that, because anyone can become infected
with HIV (and other STDs/STIs), awareness, education, and protection are
not just important for certain demographic groups, but for everyone. HIV
is no longer a problem that affects just the Four-H Club
Homosexuals, Heroin users, Hemophiliacs, and Haitians it is now a
global issue, and no society or subculture is left untouched.
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Hepatitis C Therapies Covered by the AIDS Drug Assistance
HIV/HCV Co-Infection Watch
The Community Access National Network (CANN) today published an InfoGraphic,
"Hepatitis C Therapies Covered by the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs." The
InfoGraphic provides graphical information on the state of coverage for ADAP,
prior authorization data, and patient assistance program referral data.
HERE to download, "Hepatitis C Therapies Covered by the AIDS Drug Assistance
Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013
The Partnership for Safe Medicines
The Community Access National Network (CANN) today announced that it is teaming
up with the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) to better educate patients
about the risks of counterfeit or black market HIV/AIDS medicines. Since
2006, eighty-two (82) individuals have been charged with selling adulterated,
unapproved or black market medications prescribed for HIV or AIDS patients.
HERE to download, "Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013"