HIV-AIDS

Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300k in grants for HIV prevention, support

BY: - February 26, 2022

“In 2022 HIV disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx QTBIPOC communities," one advocate said, thanking the group for its largess.

COMMENTARY

Addressing healthcare racism against Black women is key to ending U.S. HIV epidemic | Opinion

BY: - December 7, 2021

Although Black women represent only 13% of the female population, they accounted for over half of HIV diagnoses among all females in the U.S. in 2018.

COMMENTARY

The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.

‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus

BY: - October 6, 2021

'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV

BY: - September 27, 2021

'I feel like I’m making history,' one researcher said of the fight for a cure

In Philly, HIV cases remain high among queer and trans people of color | Analysis

BY: - September 6, 2021

For many LGBTQ+ people of color, HIV infections are rapidly spiking, according to José de Marco, an organizer for the AIDS activism group ACT UP.

Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation

BY: - June 13, 2021

The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities. 

Unlike rest of Pa., Philly residents with HIV/AIDS aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - February 23, 2021

In Pennsylvania, people living with HIV are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this is not the case in Philadelphia, which has separate vaccine guidelines from the rest of the state.

Harrisburg AIDS health services center set to mark its 35th anniversary

BY: - March 12, 2020

Alder Health will celebrate its 35th anniversary this September with an event at The Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg.

Philly nonprofits to observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

BY: - March 10, 2020

The focus on testing comes as youth aged 13 to 24 made up 21 percent (8,164) of the 38,739 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas in 2017, according to the CDC.

‘We’re making progress’ but work remains to educate Black Pa. residents about HIV/AIDS, lawmakers say

BY: - February 5, 2020

Black people make up 13 percent of Pennsylvania's population of about 12.8 million people. But they accounted for 42 percent of HIV diagnoses in 2018 -- and to Rep. Brian Sims that's "racist as hell."