Monthly Archives: October 2017

Canadian study pays people to get tested and treated for HIV/AIDS

A pilot project has patients in several British Columbia cities getting $10 each for two  HIV/AIDS related visits. Researchers with the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS recently started a study with 139 people from Prince George, Victoria, Surrey and Vancouver Canada, who have addiction health issues and may be at risk for HIV/AIDS. “The goal is to get everybody that could be diagnosed with HIV aware of their status and get onto antiretroviral therapy, which is obviously life saving for them and also

CDC Releases new data to coincide with National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

To coincide with National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, which is observed each year on Oct. 15, the CDC published new data on Hispanics or Latinos living in the United States who are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The Latino community accounts for 18% of the overall population, however they make up 24% of all new HIV diagnoses, according to the CDC. “Improving health outcomes for Hispanics or Latinos living with HIV infection is necessary to reduce HIV transmission in the...