Monthly Archives: March 2018

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NNHAAD)  is observed on the first day of Spring each year. The Spring Equinox is a time of equality and balance. It is a time of new beginnings. March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this year. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day recognizes the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (collectively referred to as Native people). This national observance, now in its 11th year, is sponsored by a coalition of partners who provide assistance to Native...

PrEP use steadily increasing in America

The number of people taking PrEP in the United States is steadily increasing, exceeding 77,000 in 2016, according to figures released yesterday by AIDSVu in conjunction with the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. But PrEP is only reaching a small proportion of those who could benefit from it. Among the estimated 1.1 million people nationwide who are potential candidates for PrEP, only 8% are receiving it, according to new data from the CDC. Although African Americans and...