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Print Edition 2019-11-15 – QNotes

Life, Positively 2019

Life, Positively!

qnotes is pleased to partner with Affinity Health Center, Rosedale Medical, Amity Medical Group and RAIN in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively,” in recognition of World AIDS Day.

Living on the Front Line

Being HIV Positive in Charlotte

Working for HIV service organizations can often be difficult with long hours and days filled with emotions ranging from deep sadness to relief and hope. For those working in the field who are also HIV positive, the days can be filled with even more struggles.

Evolution of HIV testing

Advancements In HIV Testing Making It Possible to One Day Reach Zero New Infections

Over the years, there have been many advancements and improvements made in HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) testing.

U.S. sues over PrEP

Gilead Said to Be Infringing on Patents

According to a press release by the Department of Justice, Gilead Sciences, Inc. has infringed upon four U.S. patents in connection with the pharmaceutical company’s Truvada and Descovy, which are marketed to prevent HIV as part of the PrEP regimen.

Actor Mark Patton: Living with HIV Is About ‘More Than Taking Medication’

‘Nightmare On Elm Street 2’ Star Mark Patton Opens Up About Surviving The Real-Life Horrors That Inspired His New Documentary ‘Scream, Queen,’ How Sharing Stories Can Help Us Heal, And Why We Need To Rethink Our Approach To HIV Care.

Mark Patton may be best known for his role as Jesse Walsh in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” but to many fans he’s much more than the face of a character who once fought Freddy Krueger on the big screen. He’s also a hero who’s faced down horrors of a different kind in the real world.

World AIDS Day 2019 Events

Across the Carolinas Community Honors Those Lost and Those Living with HIV/AIDS

Paying respects to those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS is one way to honor their memories. In the Carolinas, a number of agencies and organizations have arranged for this to be done in a number of ways, be it a vigil, luncheon, exhibition or others.

Free HIV Testing Locations

Regular Testing Key in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS — Know Your Status

There are a number of free HIV testing sites across North Carolina and South Carolina. Many also offer testing for other STDs, as well as vaccines for hepatitis and HPV. Call for information on days, times and for information on all the services they offer.

Carolinas AIDS service organizations and agencies

Providing a vital lifeline to increase quality of life for those affected by HIV/AIDS

The Carolinas has a variety of community organizations, resources and services for those living with HIV/AIDS or those seeking to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy.

Life on the Down Low

One Man’s Story of ‘Living on the DL’

“I’ve been attracted to both men and women for most of my life,” Brown says. “But, unfortunately, I’m just not in a position where I can be out in the open about it.”