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  • Weekly HIV News Updates 11-20-2012

    Every week we have a “newsletter” which gets emailed to CARES staff and board members.  Its purpose is to highlight recent HIV-related news from the United States as well as other countries.  A short informational teaser lets everyone know what each news item is about and a link is included at the end for those […]

  • “New AIDS of the Americas”

    “New AIDS of the Americas” Scientist have yet to find a cure for AIDS and now there is yet another emerging disease similar to AIDS reports say. Chagas disease or what several have been calling “New AIDS of the Americas” is a disease spread by Chagas bugs. These “kissing bugs” bite individuals and inject a […]

  • New HIV Home Test

    Who ever thought that one could find out their HIV status from the comfort of home? Now it might just be possible to find out your status with the OraQuick Home HIV test if approved by the FDA. There is currently a Home Access Express HIV test available at walgreeens, but researchers say that this […]

  • A cure for HIV is elusive.

    I came across an article with a head line that states “HIV-Positive Man Cured by Rare Bone Marrow Transplant” and I was absolutely stunned. I asked my self how exactly this was possible and I wanted to know if scientist have found the reason why this occurred. So my curiosity lead me to conduct some […]

  • Sharing the Message

    Something special happened to me this morning on the way to work, and it seemed worth sharing. The last two times I’ve purchased gas cards for our clients, I went to the same Marathon station in Stevensville.  The first time I was there back in February, another customer wanted to know what I was going […]

  • California to test HIV-prevention pill

    California will be testing a new HIV-prevention pill, but the question is will people take it on a regular bases like they are supposed to? It is outstanding how much money will be put into this HIV-prevention pill (approximately $11.8 million). This pill will be given only to those who are at high risk, which […]

  • Fashion Against AIDS

    Who would have ever thought that shopping/fashion would help prevent HIV/AIDS? Well now its totally possible, you could shop and raise awareness. If you purchase from any participating H&M stores they will donate 25% of your purchase to one of the following organizations: United Nations Population Fund, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, YouthAIDS and Designers Against […]

  • Comments on “LA Moves Needle”

    After reading “L.A moves Needle” on the LA Times I now have a very different perspective of needle exchange than when I was 15 years old. At 15 I was a sophomore in high school getting trained to teach my peers about HIV/AIDS. During the week long training we were asked to watch KIDS the […]

  • Dining Out for Life 2012

    There’s a simply delicious way you can support a great cause on April 26. It’s CARES’ annual Dining Out for Life fundraiser. Just choose your favorite restaurant that day and at least 25% of your bill will help fight AIDS in Southwest Michigan. Go to Click here for a list of participating restaurants. Many of […]

  • Prison Sentences and HIV

    A fellow peer brought this video to my attention. I am amazed to hear and see that a person’s HIV status can play such a huge role in determining their prison punishment (years they have to serve in prison). This video shines a light on several stories from those who are HIV positive and have […]