Care Point construction underway

TaMaryn Waters, Democrat staff writer7:04 p.m. EDT September 13, 2016 The groundbreaking was a decade in the making. On Tuesday, a boxed frame collected ceremonial concrete that was churned and smoothed. The inaugural foundation symbolizes the start of construction of Care Point Health and Wellness Center, which will stretch along an entire city block at South Monroe…

Perspectives: Chronic Disease Impact

Listen to our Deputy Director, Charlie Adams, talk about HIV/AIDS on Perspectives with Tom Flanigan here. They are joined by Candace DeMatteis, policy chief for the Florida Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Brenda Olsen, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association of the Southeast; and Dr. Nicole Bixler, president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association…

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

WFSU • By ARYANNA DUHL • JUL 27, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed. Big Bend Cares Deputy Director Charlie…

Big Bend Cares Expansion Underway

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Work is now underway to expand a Tallahassee healthcare organization in the city’s Southside neighborhood. WTXL first reported about Big Bend Cares’ expansion plans last September. The organization is in the process of adding a 25,000-square foot facility across from its current location at Magnolia and Monroe streets. Deputy director Charlie…

Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution – Part 1

Vice Media A drug called Truvada is the first FDA-approved means of preventing HIV infection. If an HIV-negative person takes the pill every day, he or she is nearly 99 percent protected from contracting the virus. Controversy continues to surround the broad uptake of Truvada, but the landscape of safer sex and HIV prevention changes…

Routine screening key to fighting Florida HIV epidemic

Jonathan Appelbaum, M.D., My View | Tallahassee Democrat The recent HIV outbreak in Indiana demonstrates that an apathetic approach to HIV testing and treatment can have devastating consequences. Saturday is National HIV Testing Day, when our country recognizes the importance of testing. Fittingly, just a few days later, a new HIV-testing law will go into…

Transgender Women Vulnerable to HIV

By Nadege Green | © Health News Florida Florida’s transgender community, specifically trans women, are among the groups most at risk of contracting HIV. The series, HIV In Florida: The Rising Tide of Infection, explains that an estimated third of transgender women are HIV positive. Read the Full Article…

The Face of HIV/AIDS: Then and Now

Tyler Curry, Huffington Post Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born at a different time? As a man living with HIV, it is something I think about often. This video is dedicated to the longterm survivors and the ones we lost in the fight. Watch the Video Here…