On March 17, 2014 a panel discussion presented by The Clinton Foundation  and University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Health  explored the people and projects that are working to empower girls and women.
The Blog on the Huffington Post titled, "Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals ," aptly outlines why violence needs to be part of the solution to defeating HIV for women and girls.
The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) published the "Exceptions and Appeals: Knowing Your Patients' Rights " fact sheet in January 2014 to provide information on patients' rights under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
US News and World Report  reports that JAMA Pediatrics  published a study on February 3rd showing a disturbing trend among young Americans ages 12-24. In the study "researchers analyzed the medical records of nearly 1,500 HIV-infected people, aged 12 to 24, who were seen at 13 clinics across the United States between 2002 and 2010.
Medical News Today (MTN)  reports on a new study among researchers from The Miriam Hospital and the University of Rochester who have found a definitive link between violence among intimate partners and an increased risk of HIV infection. The study is online in the journal Women & Health.
On January 29th, people across the country will count our neighbors who are living on the streets and in shelters. Last year, there were approximately 1,800 people in DC identified as chronically homeless - they have been homeless for years and have a chronic health conditions.
Join DC residents, people of faith, non-profits, and other groups the night of the count as we launch The Way Home campaign to end chronic homelessness in DC by 2017.
When: January 29th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The DC Rape Crisis Center  has launched the DC Justice for Survivors Campaign (JSC) to address needed changes to the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act (SAVRAA).
DC JSC believes that sexual assault survivors must receive fair and compassionate treatment from first responders, service providers and members of law enforcement and the justice system.