What is NBHAAD?

February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It's been nine years since the first National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was directed, planned and organized by a working group of national organizations in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of this partnership is to to mobilize communities and address specific issues in regard to local epidemics and best practices that are science-based and will influence the course of HIV in Black communities across our country. To learn more click here.

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HIV/AIDS Resources

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides access to published literature on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) via several resources. AIDSinfo includes HIV/AIDS information on federally approved treatment guidelines reviewed and updated by experts in the filed, new or existing clinical trials, fact sheets on HIV/AIDS drugs, and preventative and therapeutic HIV vaccine research. To access these information please click here.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" I love God because I can not find any contradictions when I examine His works."

" We are to improve upon the failures of the past and give the people a science of healing with a philosophy that will feed the minds of the thinking."

Thruhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p. 153,117.



Against the Odds:Making a Difference in Global Health

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was begun by the activist Cleve Jones in 1987. During the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987, one thousand nine hundred twenty panels were displayed to highlight the scale of the epidemic. The first panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt was made by Cleve Jones, in memory of his friend Marvin Feldman. By 2007, the Quilt included more than 46,000 panels representing over 80,000 people and it continues to grow.

To explore opportunities of how to get involved click here.

Did you know..

Pew Research Center, is a nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Pew Internet explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life. It is useful when trying to find out how physicians, patients and the general public use the Internet, searching for health information. To find new research on health topic click here.



Book Review

Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy

Seth Kalichman the author of the book examines the detailed history of HIV/AIDS denialism and the negative impact throughout the world. Salim Abdol Karim, member of the 2000 South African Presidential Panel on AIDS, in his review to this book notes that "Kalichman vividly shares his experiences, understanding, and dilemmas as he unraveled this phenomenon piece by painful piece." To read more reviews click here.

History of Medicine by NLM presents: Here Today, Here Tomorrow..Varieties of Medical Epherma an on-line version of an exhibit held at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, May 22 through September 11, 1995. The exhibition demonstrates a variety of printed medical ephemera dating from the 18th century to the present, including nearly 400 items from the collections of William H. Helfand and the National Library of Medicine.To view the exhibit click here.



What Is Scitable?

Scitable is a free online resource for undergraduate educators and students. It's built on a foundation of evidence-based, faculty-reviewed scientific overviews of key concepts compiled by the editorial staff of Nature Publishing Group.

The first Scitable module is devoted to the study of genetics. Topics of investigation include: chromosomes and cytogenetics, evolutionary genetics, gene expression and regulation, genes and disease, gene inheritance and transmission, genetics and society, genomics, nucleic acid structure and function, population genetics and much more. To find out what you can do on Scitable click here.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine use Rises in the United States

Based on a new nationwide government survey, approximately 38 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 years and over, and approximately 12 percent of children use some form of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine).

For additional information, including the complete CDC report, please visit the NCCAM site.


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