Live Monday morning, 2/2: The Importance of #ReproductiveHealth to Ending #HIV”

Monday morning: Watch it on You Tube.  Local Speakers:  Lynn Matthews, MGH / Seth Bloom, MGH / Rebecca Zash, BIDMC / Kunjal Patel, HSPH Invited Speakers: Lynne Mofenson, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation See "Risk of HIV Acquisition during Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Call for Action" Pregnancy hormone-associated changes in the female genital tract, including … Continue reading Live Monday morning, 2/2: The Importance of #ReproductiveHealth to Ending #HIV”

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Would you take a pill to prevent AIDS? Those at risk should consider it, says Massachusetts.

The Globe reports today on the push to make an AIDS prevention drug available. After many years of struggling to come up with a vaccine, this was a true breakthrough. (We don't use that word lightly on this page.) But instead of a shot that stays with you for year, here you have to take … Continue reading Would you take a pill to prevent AIDS? Those at risk should consider it, says Massachusetts.

Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa

Passing this along from the Running a Hospital blog, which is run by BIDMC chief Paul Levy.  According to World Health Organization reports, nearly half of deaths due to infectious diseases globally, occur in the Sub- Saharan Africa. Particularly, of all the people infected globally by various diseases, 89% of those infected by malaria, 77% of … Continue reading Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa

BHN exclusive: Gay Pride and health, Boston 2009

        The world was an unfriendly place for gay people when the Fenway Community Health Center started in the basement of a Boston church in 1971. They recently cut the ribbon on a 100,000-square-foot building that rivals any of the monuments to medicine on Longwood Avenue.              BHN visited the Boston Gay Pride festivities on Saturday, June 13 and offers … Continue reading BHN exclusive: Gay Pride and health, Boston 2009