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  • This post was adapted from an article written by ASA for Austin MD Magazine. Read the full issue online. Of all the viruses and diseases we have had to face over the centuries, perhaps none have baffled us, challenged us, and strengthened us as much as HIV and AIDS. When AIDS first appeared as a […]

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  • Did you know that nearly 2/3 of Asian-Americans have not been tested for HIV? Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and one factor above all that influences the spread of HIV is Stigma. From banyantreeproject.org: Stigma hurts you We’re afraid to talk about HIV. We’re ashamed to talk about sex. We’re […]

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  • This post was adapted from an article written by ASA for Austin MD Magazine. Read the full issue online. In 1981, a cluster of gay men came down with rare forms of pneumonia and skin cancer. It was soon discovered that these “opportunistic infections”—illnesses that take advantage of a weak immune system—were part of a […]

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  • Monday was National Women and Girl’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and here at ASA, staff members came together to Rock the Red Pumps as part of a national social media awareness campaign started by the Red Pump Project. ASA’s VOICES/VOCES coordinator LaToya Swan helped set up a fabulous photobooth here at ASA (and other places around […]

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  • On February 3rd, the City of Austin Health and Human Services Department released a report showing a 40% increase in HIV cases in Austin/Travis County.  Several media outlets ran stories about the increase and the possible reasons why there was a significant increase. As with any media interview, critical information sometimes gets left on the […]

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