HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.
In this latest podcast in Community Health Charities’ Charity Spotlight series, host Jerry Franz asks the questions “How serious a health problem is HIV” and “what role does amfAR play in research, advocacy, and education?”
Formerly known as DOORWAYS’ Supportive Housing Facility (DSHF), Cooper House serves people who are unable to live independently as a result of HIV/AIDS. It is the only program of its kind in the region and was one of the first in the United States to pr
amfAR publishes a wide range of educational materials and engages respected public figures, HIV/AID scientists, and policy makers in diverse efforts to communicate the Foundation’s message and the need for AIDS research.
The GMT Initiative (formerly the MSM Initiative) provides financial and technical support to community organizations working to reduce the spread and impact of HIV among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively,
Community Research Initiative (CRI) is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization in New England dedicated to HIV and hepatitis C clinical research, treatment education, and financial assistance for approved HIV drug treatments and health ins
Homeless single mothers and fathers living with HIV/AIDS in Saint Louis find vital services that allow these parents to maintain independence and provide a safe and stable environment in which they can raise their children. This support allows for happier
The Outstate Permanent Supportive Housing Program works with grassroots, community-based and faith-based organizations which have a history of providing housing and related assistance to poor and disadvantaged persons, in an effort to develop comprehensiv
The Own Home program serves HIV/AIDS clients throughout a broad geographic range that includes seven counties in Missouri and eight counties in Illinois by: 1) helping clients locate and secure safe, affordable housing, and (2) assisting clients who face
The Residential program serves people affected by HIV/AIDS who are capable of independent living, but who’s financial and health issues limit their ability to pay fair market rent. Many of the individuals and families in the DOORWAYS Residential Program
Nebraska AIDS Project provides free, confidential and anonymous HIV testing and counseling, with results available the same day. Free HIV testing and counseling is available at NAP locations in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff.
It is never easy to talk with your kids about sex. But each year, there are approximately 19 million new STD infections, and almost half of them are among young people ages 15 to 24. In 2009, 46% of high school students reported having sexual intercourse