Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?

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When Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory calling for more people to carry naloxone — not just people at overdose risk, but also friends and family — experts and advocates were almost giddy. This is an “unequivocally positive” step forward, said Leo Beletsky, an associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University. …

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6 Black Feminists Speak Out About the Cosby Sexual Assault Conviction

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In the moments after the Bill Cosby verdict, Colorlines asked six Black feminists to tell us how they felt about it. Here’s what Tarana Burke, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Jamilah Lemieux, Salamishah Tillet, Ayana Byrd and Monifa Bandele shared. This afternoon (April 26) a Pennsylvania jury convicted comedian Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against …

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In This Issue

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In the current U.S. political climate, immigrants are being criminalized, stigmatized and targeted for abuse and deportation. This week we report on a Brown Bag Lunch Webinar the Black AIDS Institute conducted to educate the public on the unique challenges immigrants of the African diaspora face and how those difficulties drive HIV rates within Black …

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Black Immigrants and HIV: Prevention and Treatment Strategies That Work

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Black immigrants to the United States face unique challenges. Those challenges can make life even more difficult for people living with HIV. A Brown Bag Lunch Webinar held on March 13, 2018, by the Black AIDS Institute sought to highlight those problems and provide solutions. The webinar was hosted by Tsion Gurmu, an Equal Justice …

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PrEP Campaign Aims To Block HIV Infection And Save Lives In D.C.

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A big part of Washington, D.C.’s plan to get its HIV rate down is to get more uninfected people on PrEP, a two-medicine combination pill that’s sold under the brand name Truvada. When taken daily by people who are at high risk for contracting HIV via sex or shared needles with someone who is infected, …

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New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on April 18 that restores voting rights for state parolees. It’s a move that bypasses the Republican-led New York State Senate, which has previously rejected similar legislative measures. An estimated 35,000 formerly incarcerated people stand to benefit from the order, which will restore rights to those currently …

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Dr. Hank Tomlinson Named New Director for CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB

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CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB in the Center for Global Health stands at the forefront of the global response to HIV and TB, the world’s two deadliest infectious diseases. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Hank Tomlinson will now serve as the Director of this Division, and lead CDC’s efforts to address …

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In This Issue

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I’ve spent much of the last two weeks leading a series of in-country trainings in Southern Africa to support the decades of work by governments, civil society, community leaders, people living with HIV and AIDS, and as various activists to bring an end to HIV and AIDS. We open this issue with a story about …

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