HIV: Public Awareness Is The Key To Prevention

Despite increases in the total number of people living with HIV in the U.S. in recent years, the annual number of new infections has remained relatively stable overall. However, HIV infections continue at far too high a level, with approximately 50,000 Americans becoming newly infected with HIV each year. — Brian Mustanski Ph.D.

With about 36.9 million people living HIV, how do we keep ourselves safe? We commonly know that it is transmitted through unprotected sex. However, there are other ways we can get infected. The key is spreading awareness because out of the numbers mentioned above, 1.8 million are children, and most had it even before they were born!

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Safe Injection Sites: A Fix For Overdose Deaths

 

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Two cities in the US had opened an area wherein heroin addicts can use drugs without being arrested or also known as the safe injection space. These are San Francisco and Philadelphia. While there are now safe injection sites in the cities, it could be a long time before they become a working facility as there have been measures made to prevent more openings of this site. Continue reading Safe Injection Sites: A Fix For Overdose Deaths