Monthly Archives: February 2012
February 24th, 2012 at 5:43 pm » Comments (0)
Hepatitis C now causes more deaths annually than HIV, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study reports that hepatitis C killed 15,100 Americans in 2007, accounting for 0.6 percent of all deaths that year — compared with just over 12,700 deaths related to HIV in the same year. The report also estimated that about half of the 3.2 million Americans living with chronic hepatitis infection are unaware of their hepatitis status.
The data show a strong correlation between HIV infection and hepatitis infection. About 25% of Americans infected with HIV are also infected with hepatitis C, and an estimated 10% are living with HIV and hepatitis B infections. About 80% of injection drug users living with HIV are also infected with hepatitis C. Syringe exchange programs are one scientifically proven method for reducing HIV infections as well as hepatitis infections. AIDS United strongly supports re-lifting the ban on federal funding of syringe exchange programs.
February 24th, 2012 at 3:26 pm » Comments (0)
SAF AND SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS ARE CELEBRATING THE 13TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FARMWORKER AWARENESS WEEK!
This national week of action for students and community members will raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities.
Start planning now for an action in your community this spring to add your voice to the movement for farmworker justice! For ideas for actions and events go here. And for cool stuff to help you plan, go to our resource page. Add your event or search for events on the national shared events calendar.
WHY DO WE HAVE FARMWORKER AWARENESS WEEK?
Farmworkers feed the world- 85% of our fruits and vegetables are handpicked. We demand dignity for farmworkers!
Farm work is the third most dangerous job in the United States. We demand safe working conditions for farmworkers!
Farmworkers are treated differently under the law. We demand just living and working conditions for farmworkers and an end to unfair treatment under the law.
February 21st, 2012 at 3:53 pm » Comments (0)
According to the 2010 HIV Hispanic Community Survey, 22% name the church as a location where people would prefer HIV testing, The Balm of Gilead has years of experience promoting HIV education in faith communities. Perhaps this webinar can offer you some ideas to jump start a program in your area:
Voices from the Field: Strategies for Health Departments Mobilizing Faith-based Organizations to Address HIV/AIDS
Join The Balm in Gilead and The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS on February 22, 2012 2:00PM – 3:30 PM in a webinar to recognize National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.more »
February 21st, 2012 at 9:29 am » Comments (0)
As immigrants through out the South, as well as the rest of the country, seek to cope with increased harassment of people of color, a national day of raising awareness tool place on Monday, February 20th. Click here to learn more.more »
February 21st, 2012 at 9:27 am » Comments (0)
Q&A Guide to State Immigration Lawsmore »
Photos ✺ Fotos
Our Mission ✺ Nuestra MisiónTo promote dynamic communication between organizations and Hispanic immigrant communities on the topic of HIV/AIDS and interrelated issues. ——————– Promover comunicación dinámica entre organizaciones y las comunidades inmigrantes hispanas sobre el tema de VIH/SIDA y otras temas relacionados.
VIA Trends ✺ Tendencias Claves
VIA TREND #8
One in three Hispanic Immigrants surveyed by VIA in 2010 state that substance use is the leading concern they have for Hispanic Youth.
- Source: VIA 2011
VOICES ✺ VOCES
As a result of their emotional and economic situation, many look for refuge in alcohol [and other substances]. 34 year old Venezuelan woman, TN.
Debido a su situación emocional y económica, mucha buscan refugio en alcohol [u otros sustancias]. Mujer Venezuelana de 34 años, Tennessee.
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