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Homelessness and HIV/AIDS

Challenges abound in LGBT community

Homelessness and HIV/AIDS are two of the biggest issues facing the LGBT community. When the two exist in tandem, the challenges that each condition presents become exasperated.

Blood donation policy needs a serious revamp

Guest Commentary

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “updated” their policy restricting men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. Since the 1980s, men who have sex with men have had a lifetime deferral from donating.

Regional: Orgs receive funds

Carolinas News Notes

The AIDS United Southern Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS Initiative has awarded 11 Carolina organizations with critical, innovative, advocacy project funding to advance the rights, health and dignity of people affected by HIV/AIDS. Support came from the Ford Foundation which has done so for the last 10 years.

Year in Review 2015: The Carolinas — Looking back

News spans diverse landscape

Five members of an anti-LGBT church in Springdale, N.C., The Word of Faith Fellowship, were indicted on felony charges stemming from a young gay man being kidnapped and abused by them because of his sexual orientation. The grand jury released the indictments on Dec. 9, 2014.

Watch HIV/AIDS Documentary “It’s Not Over”

In “It’s Not Over,” documentarian Andrew Jenks looks at HIV/AIDS through the stories of three Millennials. Many had hoped that they could be the first AIDS free generation but sadly that is not the case. Jenks takes a road trip with Paige Rawl, a college freshman from Indiana who has been living with HIV her whole …

Life, Positively 2015

World AIDS Day 2015 Special Section

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

Surprise! You’re still alive!

HIV-positive individuals living unexpectedly into their golden years

Poet Robert Frost captured the essence of what millions of HIV-positive Americans are now just discovering, as they move — unexpectedly — from middle age into their golden years.

HIV/AIDS year in review

Progress on many fronts

Over 30 years ago scientists discovered the virus that causes AIDS and since then the developments in treatment and care have helped patients live longer, healthier lives.

Our People: Q&A with Nathan Smith

Smith ensures RAIN’s message washes through community

Who says a little RAIN ruins the parade? Nathan Smith and his colleagues proved at this year’s Charlotte Pride Parade that a lot of RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) can actually bring great joy, not only to parade goers, but also to a community thirsting for RAIN’s special brand of loving care.