24 07, 2016

One Million Dollars in Prevention

By |2016-07-24T10:00:40-04:00July 24th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

     Last year, I wrote an article for entitled, “The Quiet Invader within Native Americans.”  In it, I reported the unfortunate and harsh reality that HIV testing, treatment and care are not reaching Native Americans the same way as they are other U. S. citizens.      Fortunately though, much-needed assistance is on the way.  According to The Associated Press, The Indian Health [...]

11 05, 2016

Just How Many “Undetectables” Are There?

By |2016-05-11T10:00:38-04:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

     Get a load of this encouraging new development:  recent research has indicated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may have overstated the size of the U.S. HIV population, while significantly underestimating the share that has a fully suppressed viral load (undetectable).  Researchers utilized HIV lab reporting to estimate prevalence of the disease in New York City and 19 [...]

20 02, 2015

Breaking:  HIV Is Killing Fewer Blacks

By |2015-02-20T11:48:09-05:00February 20th, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

     HIV is losing a critical bout in the long and grueling boxing match called AIDS.  And this victory for persons of color certainly is a cause for celebration.       According to Michael Smith, writer for the health media outlet MedPage Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that that the mortality rates of blacks in the U.S. fell [...]

10 01, 2015

Breaking:  Gay/Bi Guys Driving Up Syphilis Rates

By |2015-01-10T20:46:22-05:00January 10th, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

     The following breaking news is disconcerting and sobering—to say the least.  According to, the renowned health, life and HIV media outlet, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis in the U.S. is steadily climbing--with MSM (men who have sex with men) driving a 10 percent increase between 2012 and 2013.   “All told, the rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia [...]

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