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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

Jun 25, 2012 | HIV |Sexual Health | Comments (2)
Picture yourself reading newspaper articles and reports in the early 1980s about the discovery of AIDS - a term used for the first time to describe sudden cases of sarcoma or pneumonia infection in healthy people. AIDS was a tragedy of unknown proportions unfolding in all parts of the world, baffling the medical community and its innocent victims.

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Herpes Wisecracks Not So Clever

Jan 20, 2012 | General | Comments (1)

We received an email from someone in the Midwest who said a topic of discussion on a local FM talk station was the high prevalence of genital herpes in the area. We didn’t hear what transpired (nor have we seen a transcript) but apparently a caller posed the question as to whether other listeners have encountered such “dirty” people in their lives.

I sent an email to several folks at the station and, after acknowledging we’re working with second-hand information, gave some insight about the emotional wallop that usually accompanies a herpes diagnosis and even offered to appear on one of their programs to chat.


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World AIDS Day (and why HIV testing matters)

Nov 28, 2011 | General | Comments (0)
World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1st to increase awareness of the worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS. Getting to Zero is the theme of World AIDS Day 2011 – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS related deaths.

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ASHA’s HPV Programs Merge with the National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Oct 31, 2011 | Cervical cancer |HPV |Women's Health |General | Comments (1)
We’re very excited to let everyone know that the National Cervical Cancer Coalition(NCCC) is merging with ASHA’s HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Resource Center programs.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 6, 2011 | General |Women's Health | Comments (0)

I have an image of what violence and abuse is; kicking, punching, slapping, and shoving. It hurts the body, sometimes badly. In its worst form, intimate partner violence (as it’s sometimes called) leads to death.

It can all be much more subtle, though. An abusive relationship might involve one partner trying to control another, such as limiting which friends you see, or when you can go out.


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