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As the fight against HIV continues, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is at the forefront, supporting those living with the virus and helping them better understand their diagnoses to improve their ability to manage symptoms and get the emotional support they need.
For HIV/AIDS advocates, it just boils down to one thing: “Provide more affordable housing for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.”
HIV has disproportionately affected Black Americans since the beginning of the epidemic, and this disparity continues.
It may seem like a simple oversight, but missing an appointment with a physician after being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS can increase the risk of dying from complications from the disease, according to a study released earlier this month by California-based medical provider Kaiser Permanente.
After years of Africa leading the world in the number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths, a new report recently released at an international AIDS conference in Switzerland noted that the number of Africans succumbing to the disease has decreased by about half since 2005.
In the continuing battle to eradicate HIV/AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it had granted approval for the widespread use of a new drug that will suppress the HIV virus in patients.