In This Issue

Last week, I went participated in a CDC consultation on HIV in the South.

The purpose of the consultation was to get feedback from activists, ASO's, health departments and researchers on how to develop and/or implement High Impact Prevention strategies that address the HIV-related disparities between the South—Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida—and other regions of the country.


Getting Back to Basics: Myths and Facts About HIV

HIV myths

One in a series about the Black AIDS Institute's Brown Bag Lunch Webinars.

Misinformation can throw a damper on any HIV prevention or treatment strategy. A Brown Bag Lunch Webinar held by the Black AIDS Institute in April 2017 sought to cut down on misinformation while ensuring that as many people as possible understand basic facts about HIV.


Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease

Michael S. Okun, M.D., Chair, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, and National Medical Director, Parkinson's Foundation

People with the liver infection hepatitis may be at heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study suggests.

The study, published online March 29 in Neurology, is the second in the past year to link hepatitis to Parkinson's.


As Some Holdout States Revisit Medicaid Expansion, New Data Show It Pays Off

Exams and expansion pay off

Although the GOP-controlled Congress is pledging its continued interest — despite stalls and snags — to dismantle Obamacare, some "red state" legislatures are changing course and showing a newfound interest in embracing the health law's Medicaid expansion.

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