A portion of the proceeds raised through Charlie Sheen's charity campaign, "Stay Positively Negative" will benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation. "The Foundation has 24 years of expertise in the fight against HIV. We are now one of the largest, most respected and ‘can-do’ charities in our field. We have made it our mission from the start to help those who are most stigmatised by society because they are living with, or at high risk of HIV, by providing them with the means to protect themselves, access medicine and get on with their lives. We believe everyone is entitled to dignity, respect and compassion." -- Elton John Aids Foundation
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Some Real advice guys 👀🙏🏻 So you claim to wear condoms most of the time, but when examining your most recent sexual romps, the details of them are a little hazy. Maybe you wore a condom, but maybe you didn’t. Drugs and alcohol are one of the biggest risk factors when it comes to the spread of HIV. If you know that your likelihood of wearing a rubber decreases as the drinks start to flow, you may want to take a sobering look at just how risky your behavior may be. Alcohol use causes disinhibition and diminished perception of risk, which increase the likelihood that a person would put him or herself (or his/her partner) at risk for HIV infection by engaging in unsafe sexual practices, such as having multiple sex partners, unprotected intercourse, sex with high-risk partners (e.g., injection drug users, prostitutes), and exchanging sex for money or drugs.
2 2034:14 PM Oct 14, 2018
According to current estimates, around a quarter (22-28%) of transgender women are living with HIV, and more than half (an estimated 56%) of black/African American transgender women are living with HIV.
Among the 3 million HIV testing events reported to CDC in 2015, the percentage of transgender people who received a new HIV diagnosis was more than 3 times the national average.
Nearly two thirds of transgender women and men surveyed by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 2014 and 2015 from 28 jurisdictions reported never testing for HIV. Many transgender people face stigma, discrimination, social rejection, and exclusion that prevent them from fully participating in society, including accessing health care, education, employment, and housing. These factors affect the health and well-being of transgender people, placing them at increased risk for HIV.
Transgender women and men might not be sufficiently reached by current HIV testing measures. Tailoring HIV testing activities to overcome the unique barriers faced by transgender women and men might increase rates of testing among these populations.
Transgender men’s sexual health has not been well studied. Transgender men, particularly those who have sex with cisgender (persons whose sex assigned at birth is the same as their gender identity or expression) men, are at high risk for infection. Over half of transgender men with diagnosed HIV infection had no identified or reported risk. Additional research is needed to understand HIV risk behavior among transgender men, especially those who have sex with other men.
3 2059:31 PM Oct 6, 2018
PrEP: Short for “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy in which HIV-negative people take an oral pill once a day before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of HIV infection. PrEP must be taken for at least 7 days to reach optimal levels of protection against HIV. #gay#gaymen
3 1064:36 AM Oct 4, 2018
Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), identified 28 years ago, remains a global health threat responsible for a worldwide pandemic with an estimated 33 million people infected. More than 7000 new HIV infections occur each day, and the number of newly diagnosed infections remains far greater than the number of people (around 50%) who have access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Advances have been made in treating AIDS since the introduction of HAART in 1996. This has transformed a lethal disease into a chronic pathology, with a dramatic decrease of mortality and morbidity of AIDS-related symptoms in infected patients.
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Just because the TV or radio doesn’t talk about hiv anymore means that it does not exist. Hiv rates are still very high. 1.8 million [1.4 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2017