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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bleak HIV/AIDS stats for African American women

People: Sonya Lockett, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Black Entertainment Network (BET), told an audience of mostly women than their discussion around HIV/AIDS should include the basics — Education, Prevention, and Testing. Comments (4).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former presidential security chief killed in Haiti

People: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

EmblemHealth brings SisterTalk Healthy Lifestyle Program to NY

New York: EmblemHealth, New York’s leading health benefits and wellness company, announced today that it has brought the successful Hartford-based SisterTalk Healthy Lifestyle Program to New York. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Inequality fuels HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

Antigua: ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb. 10, 2015 (IPS) - At 49 years old, Edison Liburd has established himself as one of Antigua and Barbuda’s most recognisable artists. But Liburd was not always in the spotlight. In fact, you could say he was a man in hiding. “I have been infected with the HIV virus for about 24 years. I got my first HIV test done in February of 1993 at the Allen Pavilion Hospital in Manhattan New York,” Liburd told IPS. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Caribbean on measles watch

Health: The United Nations says its health agency has called for “stepped-up” surveillance to prevent the spread of measles in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Comment.