HIV AIDS Stigma and education

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Daytona HIV Poz People Support Group

In a support group people with the same problem find ways to cope with and defeat the problem. For example, people with cancer form support groups to help each other cope. People who have survived traumatic experiences like rape or other forms of abuse come together to […]

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HIV disclosure

HIV DISCLOSURE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES If your HIV test is positive, the clinic or other testing site will report the results to your state health department. They do this so that public health officials can monitor what’s happening with the HIV epidemic in your city and state. […]

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Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, more than just a name.

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – NGMHAAD – was September 27, three months to the day after National HIV Testing Day, and hard on the heels of July’s landmark International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Washington, D.C. The Positive Champions Speakers Bureau considers each and every day […]

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HIV+ Not a Death Sentence Anymore

As I sat down to write about this subject this morning I thought about coming at this from a historical viewpoint and going over the treatments of the 80′s and 90′s to that of today. But the fact of the matter is in hindsight it is unfair […]

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AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

AIDS stigma and discrimination exist worldwide, although they manifest themselves differently across countries, communities, religious groups and individuals. They occur alongside other forms of stigma and discrimination, such as racism, stigma based on physical appearance, homophobia or misogyny and can be directed towards those involved in what […]

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Positive Champions Educate About HIV/AIDS and Address Stigma

    Positive Champions Educate about HIV/AIDS and Address Stigma   by HPCNEF on 8/6/2012 Every 9 ½ minutes, someone in the US is infected with HIV. An estimated 1 in 4 individuals that have HIV don’t know it. Too often HIV-Positive people suffer the Stigma of […]

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Daytonans Join International Conversation About HIV/AIDS

Daytonans Join International Conversation About HIV/AIDS By James Harper Daytona Times Daytona Beach residents are among the 20,000 people from around the world gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeff Allen is one of the founders of the Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, which is […]

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HIV Outreach Network Urges People to Reach Out, Educate

HIV Outreach Network Urges People to Reach Out, Educate By Katie Kustura The Daytona Beach News-Journal One Daytona Beach man has never met his niece and nephew, and the reason might surprise you. Gary Richardson’s sister won’t allow him near her children because he is HIV positive. […]

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HIV ‘No Longer a Death Sentence’

HIV ‘No Longer a Death Sentence’ By Skyler Swisher The Daytona Beach News-Journal Richard Stokes received a death sentence 29 years ago. In 1983, he sat down with his doctor and learned he was HIV positive. The doctor gave him six months to live. ”At that time, […]

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World AIDS Day 2011

We were honored to have two of our speakers participate in World AIDS Day 2011. You can view their moving speeches below.

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