Navigation Links
Southern AIDS Living Quilt Posts 100th Video Patch During National Women's Health Week
Date:5/13/2009

Video features HHS Deputy Director of the Office on Women's Health

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southern AIDS Living Quilt (www.livingquilt.org), a unique web project that collects and shares video stories of women on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS, today announced that it has posted its 100th patch, featuring Frances Ashe-Goins, Deputy Director of the Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The milestone comes as the nation recognizes National Women's Health Week.

In her video, Ms. Ashe-Goins, a registered nurse with a master's degree in public health education, urges women to "know your status; it's not a big thing," adding that all it takes is "a quick swab, and you can find out your results. Once you have that, it's like a deep breath, because you have clarity and you have knowledge." Ms. Ashe-Goins notes that all women should have an HIV test as part of their routine annual checkup.

"We are honored to have Ms. Ashe-Goins add her voice to the Living Quilt, particularly during National Women's Health Week," said Patrick Packer, Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition. "She, like so many others on the Quilt, is a leader in the effort to raise awareness of the impact of HIV and AIDS on women. Ms. Ashe-Goins' video underscores the importance of making HIV testing a routine part of preventative health care. It is appropriate, that during a week focusing on women's health, that Ms. Ashe-Goins urges women to know their HIV status."

National Women's Health Week began on Mother's Day and will be celebrated until May 16. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. According to the program's website (www.womenshealth.gov), communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in five does not know that they are infected with HIV/AIDS. The Living Quilt shares the personal stories of women living with HIV/AIDS and underscores the critical importance of making HIV screening a routine part of medical care in order to ensure earlier diagnosis and prevent the spread of the disease.

The Living Quilt provides links to valuable resources and fact sheets about the epidemic to empower those directly impacted to make informed healthcare decisions and to help others understand the power in knowing their HIV status. Just as important, the women on the Quilt also remind us that there are individual faces behind the numbers and statistics of those living with HIV and AIDS.

For more information, visit us online at www.livingquilt.org

    Southern AIDS Living Quilt
    E-mail: media@livingquilt.org
    Phone: 1-800-461-6946 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Southern AIDS Coalition
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US
2. USAID Assistant Administrator Hess Travels to Southern Africa
3. Southern Research Institutes Neurodegenerative Disease Drug Discovery Program Receives National Institute of Mental Health Funding
4. MIT Holding, Inc. signs partnership agreement with Georgia Southern University
5. Angel Flight West Recognizes Southern California Pilots at 24th Anniversary
6. Southern California Wildfires Continue to Threaten Residential Areas
7. NuVasive Cancels 10/24/07 Investor Reception Due to Concerns Over Southern California Fires
8. VA Remains Open for Care for Southern California Vets
9. Red Cross Receives $250,000 From Wal-Mart to Assist With Southern California Wildfire Relief Efforts
10. The Salvation Army Responds to Immediate Needs of Survivors and Relief Workers in Southern California Wildfires
11. CNA/NNOC Nurse Volunteers Deployed to Southern California Firestorm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply is ... of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that have ... Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root Extract ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. ... from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating ... one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ... announced today that it was added to the Russell ... comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on ... milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert ... progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: