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Trends in Behavioral Healthcare: Join the Conversation – The Role of HIV Treatment as Prevention and Pre Exposure Prophylaxis PrEP

The Danya Institute and Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to present this regular series of orignal articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare.  In our latest article special guest author Jerilyn Schweitzer summarizes highlights from our waiting-list-only presentation “The Role of HIV Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)” .   Dr. Richard Elion [...]

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HIV/AIDS Resource – AIDSVu: an interactive map illustrating HIV prevalence throughout the US

AIDSVu is an interactive online map illustrating the prevalence of HIV in the United States. The national, state and local map views on AIDSVu allow users to visually explore the HIV epidemic alongside critical resources such as HIV testing center locations, HIV treatment center locations, and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention & Vaccine Trials Sites. The map also lets [...]

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Letter from the Executive Director: World AIDS Day 2012

December 1st, 2012, was the 24th year of observance of World AIDS Day. The observance was first conceived by two Global Programme on AIDS staff, James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, in August 1987. It was first observed on December 1st, 1988. The Status Current information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that [...]

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Dialogue Newsletter: November 2012

    November 2012 Issue > HIV/AIDS  (news from our Center of Excellence) Trends in Behavioral Healthcare:  Join the Conversation – Human Trafficking and HIV in DC by Abby Charles. This annual walk, held on the National Mall, brings together thousands from the DC community with dozens of local, national, and international nonprofit organizations to raise awareness and increase funding to [...]


Trends in Behavioral Healthcare: Join the Conversation – Human Trafficking and HIV in DC

The Danya Institute is pleased to present this regular series of orignal articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare.  Our latest article is by special guest author Abby Charles, MPH, Program Manager at CommonHealth ACTION on Human Trafficking and HIV in DC.   “It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our [...]


Whats New Update: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, and Addictions

Event Type: Educational Event What: This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV,TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. After completing this conference, the learner should be able to: 1. State current treatment practices for hepatitis C and multi-drug [...]


The Role of Treatment as Prevention and Preexposure Prophylaxis

The Role of Treatment as Prevention and Preexposure Prophylaxis  Event Type: Educational Event What: Recent prevention strategies are embracing a multi-faceted approach to control of the HIV pandemic. These include educational approaches, behavioral approaches, novel methods of prevention, and earlier initiation of HAART as both treatment and prevention. This program will discuss current behavioral and [...]


The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health within the Caribbean Diaspora: From DC to Town

In honor of the 2012 International AIDS Conference, The Danya Institute, Inc. convened AIDS 2012 participants interested in networking with others interested in the topic: “The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health within the Caribbean Diaspora: From DC to Town” last week at the Embassy of Trinadad and Tobago.  Highlights of the event here:


Highlights from the AIDS 2012 Global Village

The Global Village section of the AIDS 2012 conference  is an inspiring event.  Free to the general public, it features workshops, displays, art and music from all over the world. Highlights here:


New research shows high corrolation between HIV and childhood abuse

A two year study conduct by Duke University and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health of more than 600 HIV patients revealed that one in four had been sexually abused as a child.   Not surprisingly, this early trauma also correlated to worse health outcomes among these patients as adults.  Read more about the study here. 

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