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Print Edition 2020-11-13 – QNotes

Life, Positively 2020

Life, Positively!

qnotes is pleased to partner with Rosedale Health and Wellness, Dudley’s Place, Affinity Health Center, Amity Medical Group and NC AIDS Action Network in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively,” in recognition of World AIDS Day.

AIDS Quilt Goes Virtual, Represents All 50 States

World AIDS Day Event Honors COVID-19 Victims, Drs. Fauci and Ho

This year, instead of hitting the road, the AIDS Memorial Quilt — the more than 48,000 handmade panels honoring over 100,000 lives lost to AIDS that brought attention to and spurred action to address the pandemic back in the late 1980s — will have virtual showcases in all 50 states and U.S. territories due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don’t Forget Us

The AIDS Epidemic in Charlotte

A headline in the July 3, 1981 issue of The New York Times read “Rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals.” An advertisement for Independence Savings Bank featured a cut-out with the lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” to the story’s right.

Where Did All the Red Ribbons Go?

Op-Ed

It has been over four decades since the first case of HIV/AIDS was recorded and detected in North America. Since then, over 36 million people worldwide have died from the virus. The AIDS crisis in the U.S. started in the 1980s when doctors discovered clusters of and in gay men in,  and in 1981.

World AIDS Day 2020 Events

In-Person Observances Impacted by COVID-19

Taking part in 2020 World AIDS Day observances world-wide have been severely effected by the global novel coronavirus pandemic. Unlike previous years, the number of live events have been brought to an almost complete halt.

Carolinas AIDS Service Organizations and Agencies

Providing a Vital Lifeline for Those Affected by HIV/AIDS

  Back to Life, Positively 2020 Index… 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. In addition to these services, this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the following also provide novel coronavirus testing, …

Free HIV Testing Locations

Back to Life, Positively 2020 Index… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many individuals have never been tested for HIV. In addition, the CDC states that of the thousands of new HIV diagnoses every year, many are likely transmitted by those unaware that they are HIV-positive. There are a number of …

Our People: Dr. Douglas Meardon

CMC Biddle Point Family and HIV Care Physician

Dr. Douglas Meardon was born and raised in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Equality Returns to the White House

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris Snag Prez Victory

The 2020 election results are nearly in from all 50 states in the U.S. And, with that, the nation has seen the defeat of Donald Trump and Mike Pence stronghold on the White House.