Category Archives: HIV

Is Smoking the Greatest Threat to People Living with HIV?

Tobacco kills more HIV-positive D.C. residents than AIDS

Smoking is killing our community. Every year, tobacco-related diseases take more than 30,000 LGBT lives. In Washington, D.C., smoking is responsible for approximately 800 deaths every year, with a disproportionate number of those deaths coming from the LGBT community. Nearly 25 percent of LGBT adults in the United States smoke, compared to only about 17 percent of straight adults. Among […]

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Great American Condom Campaign

Great American Condom Campaign

Applications to become a Great American Condom Campaign Spring Semester SafeSite are now open! The Great American Condom Campaign is a youth-led grassroots movement to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections by normalizing condom use on college and university campuses. Students from across the country apply to become SafeSites, individual condom distribution points, […]

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV affects all people, but some communities have been particularly hard hit. Of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV today, half are Black. Black Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV relative to their share of the U.S. population, accounting for 44% of all new infections in the U.S. while representing just 12% of the population. The epidemic […]

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Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Every year National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on May 19th.  The event is sponsored by The Banyan Tree Project, a national campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities—is the lead for this day. National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is one of several HIV/AIDS Awareness Days recognized by […]

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