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Writer: Decoupling gays from HIV hurt prevention efforts

November 25, 2013 in Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

More than 30 years into the AIDS Crisis, gay and bisexual men, along with other men who have sex with men (MSM), remain the population most at-risk for HIV infection. One expert thinks it’s time for the gay community to step up and take issues of sex, sexuality and HIV head-on.

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Life, Positively 2013

November 22, 2013 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

qnotes is pleased to partner with Different Roads Home, Rosedale Infectious Diseases and PowerHouse Project in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.

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Advocates say education, awareness key to HIV prevention

November 22, 2013 in Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

A’meir Pendarvis, a 22-year-old student, is gay and HIV-positive. Recently diagnosed, Pendarvis is also a core group member at The PowerHouse Project, a Charlotte outreach and educational initiative that is working to educate black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) about HIV prevention and treatment.

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Statistically Speaking

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

Worldwide, more than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS — 3.3 million of them are under the age of 15.

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On HIV, it’s time for the gay community to ACT UP again

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

HIV is a gay disease – that’s what former National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman said in his “State of the Movement” address at his organization’s 2008 conference in Detroit.

The battle against HIV/AIDS isn’t done

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by The Charlotte Observer

Once upon a time, when AIDS was a certain and not-too-distant death sentence, headlines screeched about the loss of life and the efforts to end the scourge.

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Carolina HIV/AIDS Resources

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

North Carolina 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.

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World AIDS Day events

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

There are a host of World AIDS Day events stretched out across the state.

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Different Roads Home fills a void

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

Founded just this past January, new local non-profit Different Roads Home is already making a difference in the lives of those with HIV and others battling cancer and children with chronic illnesses.

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Rosedale Infectious Diseases offers attentive care

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

Founded in October 2006, Rosedale Infectious Diseases, a sponsor this year for “Life, Positively,” is one of the Charlotte area’s few private medical firms with staff working specifically to care for those living with HIV/AIDS.

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Life, Positively 2012

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

qnotes is pleased to partner with Rosedale Infectious Disease and the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.

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Rosedale ID fundraiser nets thousands

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

Nearly 350 people attended a special evening of music, awards and fundraising in early November at Rosedale ID’s annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration. The event, featuring gospel singers Christy Sutherland and Lynda Randle also featured their annual Inspiration Awards presented to radio hosts Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway and youth activist Jordan Mitzel.

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Under new leadership, AAS-C continues service

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina (AAS-C) continues its more than 20-year service to the Triangle area as they continue to welcome new executive director Stacy Duck into its fold.

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RAIN marks 20 years of service

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

Trained as a minister and having worked in several congregations, the Rev. Deborah Warren didn’t foresee herself leading an HIV/AIDS organization. All that would change in the early 1990s as Warren was faced with the realities of the lingering effects of the harrowing AIDS Crisis.

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HIV in the United States: At A Glance

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

CDC estimates 1.2 million people in the United States (U.S.) are living with HIV infection. One in five (20 percent) of those people are unaware of their infection.

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New advances could help keep HIV at bay

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

Two new advances in HIV/AIDS prevention and testing could mean big changes for those at-risk of infection. This summer, the Federal Drug Administration offered their approval to new uses of AIDS medicine Truvada and to an at-home HIV test.

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Carolina HIV/AIDS resources

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

North Carolina is blessed to have a plethora of community resources and programming for those living with HIV/AIDS. Several groups throughout the state work to keep the public educated, provide [...]

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Oh, no, it’s the smash monster!

October 13, 2012 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Lainey Millen

I remember my first mammogram about 20 years ago. And, the reason was more chilling. It came when I discovered a lump in my breast when I was taking my morning shower that was not there even the day before. I went numb. I began to shake. I could not breathe.

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Stirrups aren’t just for cowpokes

October 13, 2012 in Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Lainey Millen

One of the most important practices a woman can engage in is a trip to the gynecologist. Oh, this isn’t because you love it so much. Nor, is it because you enjoy the visit. You may like your doctor.

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Women’s cancer resources

October 13, 2012 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

QNotes has compiled a list of statewide and national resources to enable women to find groups and healthcare agencies and organizations for support.