Hope & Help announces AIDS Walk Orlando 2020 date, to host open house

By : Jeremy Williams
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ABOVE: Hope & Help’s Re-Start group walks in the AIDS Walk Orlando at Lake Eola Park in 2018. (Photo by Maia Monet)

Hope & Help is kicking the new year off with the announcement of the date for its 2020 AIDS Walk Orlando.

The not-for-profit health center — which offers HIV/STD/HEP C testing, treatment and primary medical care — announced Jan. 6 that the 2020 AIDS Walk Orlando will be on Saturday, April 18 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Jazell Barbie Royale, Miss International Queen 2019

By : Darcel Stevens, Parliament House Entertainment Director
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2019 has been a remarkable year for a remarkable lady! From finding a meaningful purpose to unexpectedly becoming a trailblazer, I’m honored to talk about Jazell Barbie Royale’s incredible 2019 journey.

No one can predict the future. Often the best intentions are foiled by the daily riggers of life, yet through it all this native of Jacksonville has been blessed thanks in part to generational life lessons instilled in her by three dominate women in her life: her great grandmother, Gladys Kyle; her grandmother, Kathy; and her mother, Petria Chisholm. They all taught her the importance of wisdom, perseverance, humility and, most important, failure.

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NIAID Director to Congress: Help us implement plan to end HIV

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Dr. Anthony Fauci said that scientific advances have made it possible to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within the next decade if not much sooner. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael K. Lavers)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told an audience of mostly legislative aides to members of Congress at a Dec. 5 congressional briefing on Capitol Hill that scientific advances have made it possible to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within the next decade if not much sooner.

In an impassioned description of what he calls “implementation science,” Fauci said he and his colleagues at the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal, state, and local health agencies are hopeful that a newly launched federal plan to end HIV will be able to overcome socio-economic barriers that have prevented the scientific advances from reaching those who could most benefit from them.

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What does Undetectable = Untransmittable mean for U?

By : J.D. Cerna
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Thomas’ libido was especially high that Thursday night. The Orlando resident, who prefers not to use his real name, met a man at his Grand Bohemian Hotel room on the dating application Grindr.

They became sexual rather quickly and Thomas, lost in the delirium of his sex drive, says he allowed the man to penetrate him without a condom. Thomas snapped, “Wait. I’m not on PrEP, pull out.”

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Issue 26.24: U=U

By : Dylan Todd
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What does Undetectable = Untransmittable mean for U?, St. Pete, Tampa, Orlando receive perfect HRC scores, Orange County Dems look ahead to 2020 elections, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!!

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Trump again omits LGBTQ people in World AIDS Day proclamation

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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In a proclamation Nov. 27 recognizing World AIDS Day, President Trump again omitted any recognition of LGBTQ people as among the groups primarily affected by the epidemic.

Such was the case in proclamations issued in 2017 and 2018. But the latest absence of LGBTQ people stands out even more because Trump takes the occasion to tout his administration’s plan to beat HIV by 2030.

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Maryland-based gene therapy company claims it can eliminate HIV from people with disease

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American Gene Technologies (AGT), a gene and cell therapeutics company based out of Rockville, Maryland, has filed an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new therapy which the company claims can eliminate HIV from people infected with the disease.

The treatment, which the company calls AGT103-T, is “a single-dose, lentiviral vector-based gene therapy” that is “a genetically-modified cell product made from a person’s own cells.”

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