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5 Ways Black Churches are Engaging in HIV Prevention

By Terrinieka Williams Powell, PhD (Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) The CDC notes that African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Despite accounting for less than 15% of the U.S. population, African Americans account for nearly half of all new […]

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4 Tips for Preventing and Coping with HIV-Related Short-Term Memory Loss

By Julie Ann Zuniga, PhD, RN (Protégé, APA Cyber Mentors Program) Have you ever forgotten where you put your keys? Or looked around for your glasses when they were on top of your head? Everyone knows what it’s like to forget the little things. However, some people living with HIV may be particularly affected by […]

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Aging with HIV: New Research Sheds Light on a Growing Population

By David Martin, PhD, ABPP (Senior Director, APA Office on AIDS)  The Office on AIDS is pleased to have played a small supporting role in the publication of the just-released special issue of Behavioral Medicine, in which six articles on HIV and aging were published this month. These articles represent an important extension of existing knowledge […]

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The Malaysian Airlines MH17 Tragedy and the Fight Against AIDS

By David Martin, PhD, ABPP (Senior Director, APA Office on AIDS)  APA joins the World AIDS Community in mourning the tragic loss of six leaders in the fight against AIDS in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Joep Lange: HIV Netherlands Australia Research Collaboration (HIV-NAT); Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Amsterdam. One of the […]

National HIV Testing Day - June 27

Thinking About Getting Tested for HIV? 6 Reasons Why You Should

By David Martin, PhD, ABPP (Senior Director, APA Office on AIDS) June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested at least once as part of routine medical care. People who have vaginal or anal sex without […]

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7 Things Everyone Should Know About the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women and Girls

By Efua Andoh (Public Interest Communications) Women and girls living with HIV in America are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. Women and girls affected by the epidemic – particularly those of color –deserve a voice and their unique needs and challenges require attention. In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, here is […]

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Aging and HIV: How Can Psychology Better Serve the AIDS Generation?

By Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH Living out your golden years with HIV – once unimaginable – is becoming a reality for hundreds of thousands of Americans. The AIDS epidemic in the United States is vastly different from when we first encountered this disease in 1981. After hundreds of thousands of deaths, especially for […]