Navigation Links
YWCAs to Mark National HIV Testing Day on June 27
Date:6/25/2009

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA and many of its 300 local associations across the country will join with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in marking National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

National HIV Testing Day aims to raise public awareness about the fact that one in five Americans who is infected with HIV does not know it and, as a consequence, can unknowingly spread the deadly virus to others. Further, it encourages Americans to learn about HIV risk factors, take action to prevent infection, get an HIV test and, if infected, seek prompt medical treatment that can keep them healthy and also prevent transmission of the virus from mothers to their newborn infants.

To find nearby confidential or anonymous HIV testing locations, people can go online to www.hivtest.org, call toll free 800-232-4636, or send a text message with their zip codes to KNOWIT (566948).

Since AIDS is a leading cause of death for young Black women ages 25 to 34, as well as the fourth leading cause of death for Hispanic women ages 35 to 44, the YWCA is also observing this day to raise public awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS on women of color.

"YWCA regards the higher prevalence of HIV and AIDS among young Black and Latina women compared to other women as a racial justice issue," said Lorraine Cole, Ph.D., YWCA USA CEO. "AIDS is taking a heavy toll on their lives and their families during what should be their prime career-building and childbearing years. We urge everyone - especially young women of color -- to get an HIV test."

YWCA USA has produced two new public service ads promoting HIV testing to younger women. This week it will partner with four local YWCAs and place the ads in newspapers in communities with high HIV female infection rates -- Baltimore, Houston, Miami, and Washingt
'/>"/>

SOURCE YWCA USA
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. YWCAs to Observe National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th
2. YWCAs to Promote United We Serve Initiative June 22 - September 11
3. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
4. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
5. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
6. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
7. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
8. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
9. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
10. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
11. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 , ... the patients suffering from myopia or cataracts. The lenses ... crystalline. After the cataract surgery intraocular lens replaces the ... (PIOL) switches with original crystalline lens to deliver the ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes ... better understand the disease, according to the device,s ... , Described in a paper to be published ... the test employs nanotechnology to detect type-1 diabetes ... the two main forms of diabetes mellitus, which ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, MillionaireCasket.com, a well-known casket manufacturer from China, ... Additionally, the company’s chief executive officer has announced a new ... are offered at discounted prices, from 15 to 26 percent ... are in huge demand in the current market. We are ... have a lot of high quality products for sale. Many ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 The North American water storage ... 2013 to $5,450 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... is expanding at a rapid pace in North America. The ... laws on water & wastewater storage and collection, and the ... market is expanding at a healthy rate in Canada, and ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 The report ... Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application ... - Global Trends and Forecast to 2018” defines ... an analysis and forecasting of the global value ... the driving and restraining factors for the global ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Health News:Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3Health News:Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 4Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 2Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 3Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 4Health News:Cheap Oak Caskets Recently Unveiled By China Casket Manufacturer MillionaireCasket.com 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... social growth might also see growing waistlines among their ... University and the University of Colorado. The ... improve conditions such as malnutrition and infectious disease, it ... "It,s a troubling finding," said Rice sociology ...
... from the NCAA will kick off a groundbreaking, long-term ... led by University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues ... to begin to fund a longitudinal study by the ... that includes three founding members from the University of ...
... Storrs HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay ... do with factors like race, age and where they live, ... to a new study. Researchers analyzed food questionnaires from ... and older in the continental United States, with a focus ...
... March 11 (HealthDay News) -- High school and college students around ... or sick on vacation can ruin the fun. The American ... take to prevent injuries and stay safe while traveling with their ... a person should go to the nearest ER so we can ...
... Madonna Behen HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, March 8 ... can take years off your life, but a new Israeli ... mid-80s, carrying some extra pounds might actually help you live ... that while obesity did increase the risk of dying for ...
... March 8, 2012 Research published today in the ... Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer ... (ipilimumab), fostered a strong immune response and a favorable clinical ... of skin cancer. The size of both the tumor ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Economic and social growth of developing nations may increase obesity 2Health News:Groundbreaking, long-term study of head injuries among athletes kicks off with NCAA grant 2Health News:Groundbreaking, long-term study of head injuries among athletes kicks off with NCAA grant 3Health News:Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets 2Health News:Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets 3Health News:Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun 2Health News:Could Fat Be Your Friend Over Age 85? 2Health News:Could Fat Be Your Friend Over Age 85? 3Health News:NEJM study shows combination treatments benefit melanoma patient 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Yesterday, ... Research,s (Moberg) medical device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy ... advanced neurological monitors facilitate cutting-edge research in neurological ... Kennedy and mental health advocate, Garen Staglin ... dedicated to fostering fundamental changes that will radically ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.  (Ventana), a ... entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, ... in the United States and ... KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of ... Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with Merck KGaA,s ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark ... board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 ... dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people ... pharmacy company in the United States . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Representative Patrick Kennedy visits Moberg's medical device facility to discuss improvement in brain injury care 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3
... Sept. 21 As consumer healthcare expenses rise, ... customer satisfaction has increased considerably from 2009, according ... National Pharmacy Study(SM) released today. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a ) The study, now in ...
... 21 HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Columbia Medical Associates, an outpatient clinic system offering medical ... partnership to offer patients a 30-day supply of more ... home delivery. Columbia Medical Associate,s "Columbia Care" ...
Cached Medicine Technology:J.D. Power and Associates Reports: As Consumers Shoulder More Healthcare Expenses, Cost Increasingly Drives Overall Customer Satisfaction With Pharmacies 2J.D. Power and Associates Reports: As Consumers Shoulder More Healthcare Expenses, Cost Increasingly Drives Overall Customer Satisfaction With Pharmacies 3J.D. Power and Associates Reports: As Consumers Shoulder More Healthcare Expenses, Cost Increasingly Drives Overall Customer Satisfaction With Pharmacies 4J.D. Power and Associates Reports: As Consumers Shoulder More Healthcare Expenses, Cost Increasingly Drives Overall Customer Satisfaction With Pharmacies 5HealthWarehouse.com Partners with Columbia Medical Associates to Bring Affordable Healthcare to Washington State 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: