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Congratulations to @DazonDiallo of @SisterLoveInc
on being honored by @ATLCouncil and @AndreaBooneNow for her *decades* of work in fighting #HIV/#AIDS among Black women!… Dazon Dixon Diallo, an African American woman with dreadlocks, wearing a purple and yellow print top with matching hair wrap, purple lipstick, and purple earrings in the shape of the Prince symbol.
@DazonDiallo @SisterLoveInc @atlcouncil @AndreaBooneNow .@DazonDiallo in Nothing Without Us (@WomenFightAIDS):

“For everything that the men have done to forge the fight on this epidemic, to open the door, it will be the women who close the door on this epidemic.”

@DazonDiallo @SisterLoveInc @atlcouncil @AndreaBooneNow @WomenFightAIDS Here’s @DazonDiallo writing for @Rewire_News in 2016 about the importance of Black women’s voices to the fight against #HIV/#AIDS:
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More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis in 2018 than ever before.

Check out WHO’s latest Global #TB Report ➡️

@GlobalFund @DrTedros @UN WHO’s latest Global Tuberculosis Report, released today, shows that 2018 saw a reduction in the number of #TB deaths: 1.5 million people died from TB in 2018, down from 1.6 million in 2017.
@GlobalFund @DrTedros @UN @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO The number of new cases of #TB has been declining steadily in recent years. However, the burden remains high among low-income and marginalized populations: around 10 million people developed TB in 2018.
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Good morning! Will be tweeting as long as I can last at the #DecrimDC hearing! It’s gonna be a long day and if you want to join in spirit & watch the livestream, link here! #sexwork #rightsnotrescue #housingnothandcuffs
No matter what happens, today is HISTORIC and the work of @DecrimNowDC made this happen. @HIPSDC @NJNP_DC @SafeSpacesDC and many other groups are immeasurable. It’s truly a win. This moment is a win.
@councilofdc opens w @charlesallen setting an ask for respect and the necessity of this debate. @JackEvansWard2 gives some history on the issue in DC & approaches to prostitution - all rely on policing, inc “creative solutions” which were considered unconstitutionally harsh
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Today is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day; many of the same factors driving #HIV in Black communities are driving it in Latinx communities as well.

“The way to move forward is to really tackle and address the structural issues.” — @latinoactivist…
@latinoactivist The fights against #AIDS in Black and Latino communities have also been historically linked. In #Philadelphia, Programa Esfurezo was modeled on @bebashi, one of the country’s first Black AIDS service orgs.
@latinoactivist @bebashi In this clip, @bebashi founder Rashidah Abdul Khabeer (formerly Hassan) talks about the links between her group and others, such as @Congreso1977…
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.@BronxInk highlights how barber shops and churches are part of the fight against #HIV/#AIDS in the Bronx, where HIV mortality rates are highest among the five boroughs and residents are disproportionately Black and Latino.…
@BronxInk Beauty salons and barber shops have been part of the fight against AIDS in Black America since the 1980s. South Carolina salon owner DiAna DiAna began doing AIDS education with her friend @GaddistDr in 1986.…
@BronxInk @GaddistDr More recently, @AIDSAlabama started #BeautyinKnowing to train stylists to serve as AIDS educators—barbers and stylists are trusted by clients, and salons and barber shops are places where frank conversations about sexual health can take place.…
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Residents of #Lordegan county, Charmahal & Bakhtiari Province in southern #Iran, held a rally on Saturday, October 5, protesting regime authorities’ negligence in using infected syringes that led to nearly 300 residents being infected with the #HIV virus. #NoImpunity4Mullahs
While the #Iranian regime spends billions of dollars on terrorism and warfare in #Syria, #Lebanon, and #Yemen, it uses a common syringe to check blood tests that have caused hundreds of people to contract AIDS. #NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlacklistRouhani @ForeignOffice
Western governments must end their policy of #appeasement with the regime and support and be on side of the #Iranian people for #Iranregimechange.
#NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlacklistRouhani @DutchMFA @NorwayMFA
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Oct 5
#Lordegan residents came in streets to protest against horrible injection of HIV viruse by regime medical center to 250 men, women and children with contaminated syring
Security forces brutaly attacked the ppl
Oct 5
Clashes erupted between Mullahs regime forces and brave #Lordegan protesters who are in streets to express their objection
Iran regime officials instead of answering to people complain have blamed innocent ppl affected by #HIV
Oct 5
Angry protesters in #Lordegan gathered outside the governor's office demanding that the regime be held accountable for the 200+ ppl who contaminated to #HIV for using used syringes by health center
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Welcome to my first tweetorial!
A patient comes in with an STI or asks for #PrEP. You test for #hiv, #hbv (vaccinate prn), round out the sti testing and get a BMP. Talk (safer) sex for a bit. You give them TDF/FTC #30 x2 refills (and unlimited condoms). Follow up in 3 months
Actually that’s it.
Thanks for coming!
You wanted more?
Ok! Happy to get my nerd on for a hot minute
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Women at high risk of #HIV can use ANY form of reversible #contraception, including progestogen-only injectables, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), without an increased risk of HIV infection
@HRPresearch @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO Correct and consistent use of condoms should be used where there is a risk of sexually transmitted infections, incl. #HIV.
WHO also recommends considering offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in settings where the incidence of HIV is above 3%, as appropriate.
@HRPresearch @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO All women should have access to a wide range of options for #contraception as well as to #HIV prevention and to treatment if needed
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.@Communitysols is submitting comments in response to @OhioMedicaid request for information as they begin the process of selecting new managed care partners; comments focus on 2 themes, social determinants and mandatory data sharing…
@CommunitySols @OhioMedicaid TY to my @CommunitySols colleague @lorenanthes for editing our comments, it was a huge task, and thanks to everyone who helped inform these comments
@CommunitySols @OhioMedicaid You can follow my thread for a few of the @Communitysols recommendations that jumped out at me; the state selection of new managed care plans provides a great opportunity to advance sound, cost-effective policies that maintain access and improve quality
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WHO recommends the use of the #HIV drug #dolutegravir as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential, based on new evidence from two large clinical trials in Africa
#Dolutegravir is a drug to treat #HIV that is more effective, easier to take and has fewer side effects than alternative drugs that are currently used
#Dolutegravir has a high genetic barrier to developing drug resistance, which is important given the rising trend of resistance to efavirenz and nevirapine-based regimens, another #HIV treatment currently being used
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Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, more than 70 million people have acquired the infection, and about 35 million people have died.
Today, around 37 million worldwide live with #HIV, of whom 22 million are on treatment ⬇️
The #HIV virus 🦠 was first isolated by Dr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Dr Luc Montagnier in 1983 at the @institutpasteur.

At the beginning of the 1980s, before #HIV had been identified as the cause of AIDS, the infection was thought to only affect specific groups, such as gay men in developed countries and people who inject drugs
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How to check your HIV STATUS at HOME Using Egg!

Scientists and Drs have just discovered a means of checking your HIV status by yourself at the convenience of your home.

N/B: The results takes a very nervous long time, but the ease, privacy and simplicity is worth it 👇🏽
Remember, don't be afraid of the outcome of the result.
Having HIV is not the end of the world.

Being a virgin or that you trust yourself is not a guarantee that you are free

HIV is transmitted by other means apart from sex (Google for more)

So enough of talks, Let's do this👇🏽
Follow the steps below to do this successfully:

Step 1: Buy two eggs. Clean ones of course.
Step 2: Wash your saucepan and dry it with a napkin.
Step 3: Break the two egg and pour their contents into a clean dish.

(Patiently continue below) 👇🏽
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I have been trying to get answers from top tier candidates for several months on their stance on #disability. #HillaryClinton had broad policy & #disabled people on her team in 2016. ONE in FOUR Americans has a disability. We are THE largest minority in America.
For those who need a template for a candidate on #disability, here was #HillaryClinton in 2016. We should expand on that, not move backwards.…
And there is #HillaryClinton's archived policy, which included #autism, #Alzheimers, #disabilityrights, #mentalhealth, universal healthcare for all, #HIV/#AIDS, paid medical leave, Social Security and Medicare protections, addictions & substance abuse.
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I have been honored by the Japanese govt to serve 3 times as a judge for the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize. Awarded every 5 yrs, 2 individuals each receive 100 million yen. And the 2019 awards go to Drs. Jean-Jacques Myembe-Tamfum & Francis Gervase Omaswa.
Muyembe has played a pivotal scientific role in every #Ebola outbreak in his country, #DRCongo since the first in 1976, and trained a legion of African virus-fighters. His roles in the 1976 & 1995 epidemics were truly heroic. It is a joy to see him honored.
Omaswa left a thriving medical practice in London to return to his home, Ghana, where he built systems of medical training. And then he went global, creating healthcare worker advocacy & education worldwide. 1000s of African nurses & MDs owe their training to him.
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Been wanting to write about the #HIV outbreak in Ratodero, Larakana for the past few days. Done with my news report for the paper and now I can share what is on my mind. Interviewed parents, children, civil society members and policemen in the community. Overall anger, disbelief.
Most of the victims have no idea of the severity of the disease. Most of them are children between 0-14 years of age. Many of them do not have #HIV positive parent(s). Most of the families are simple-minded people, bogged down by abject poverty, illiteracy, hunger and ill health.
Ratodero is a small city with a pretty pathetic healthcare system. THQ Hospital struggles with the daily load of sick from all over the city as well as neighbouring towns and villages. People only take their sick to the hospital when they are ‘almost dead’ cause ‘it costs money’.
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I’m pleased to announce that as a result of discussions between the Trump Administration and Gilead Sciences, Inc., Gilead has agreed to make a historic donation of #HIV prevention medication for up to 200,000 individuals each year for up to 11 years.
The agreement will provide pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to treat individuals who are at risk for HIV and who are uninsured, including in the states and counties identified as priority areas in @POTUS’s plan to #EndHIVEpidemic in America.
Under @POTUS’s leadership, @HHSgov worked with Gilead to secure preventative medication for uninsured individuals at risk for #HIV who might otherwise not be able to access or afford this important treatment.
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Hello again! We are pleased to be telling the #polyam / #nonmonogamous (hi)story of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), the American poet, feminist, and playwright.
Millay is very well-known among #polyam communities today due to a number of articles that @brainpickings wrote about her “polyamorous” love letters:…
Along with this beautiful biography of Millay by @Ballad_BobDylan:…
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The #NAPHWA #AIDSGravyPlane needs to be cancelled. #HIV Consumers are calling for a 21st Century #AIDS Paradigm. The idea that NSW & Victoria care about HIV+ folk in WA is false! "Networking" is code for Women Shopping & Male visits to Sex Clubs. @GregHuntMP @KenWyattMP #ausvotes
Isn't #NAPWA part of an international scam to collect tax payer dollars & provide selected cliques with benefits & paid holidays. How many times have #NAFWA come to WA for meetings with #WAAC on the way to Weddings in Margaret River & ignored HIV+ People? @CatherineKingMP #auspol
Want to know if ur political party cares about u? The Canary in the Coal Mine measure is the #AIDS Policy. If it refuses 2 #EndTheGravyPlane & implement a 21st Century Policy, what rights will they remove & what hidden rorts will they waste $ on? #ausvotes #auspol #ausvotes2019
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Not sure what to expect at the 2019 BHP Research Showcase? Our free public event will be held at @qehbham on Fri 17 May, where you can get hands-on with our health research. If you want to #BePartOfResearch, take a look through our exhibitor info THREAD >…
Our #cardiology stand will focus on current studies that are changing & saving the lives of our patients. Our cardiology team is one of the largest in the UK and works closely with @ICVS_UoB to treat every type of #heartdisease
.@UmbrellaHealth is the home of #sexualhealth services for Brum & Solihull. They'll be here with interactive displays highlighting research into #HIV and #STIs, including #antimicrobialresistance and bacterial vaginosis >>
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மழை வருது என்று, #நாமக்கல் தங்கம் மருத்துவமனை சுவருக்கு பக்கம் நின்ற மருத்துவர் கலா, சுவர் இடிந்து விழுந்ததில் மரணம் என்ற செய்தியை பார்த்தவர்களுக்கு அம்மருத்துவர் பற்றி முழுமையாக தெரிந்திருக்க வாய்ப்பில்லை. சேவையில் உச்சம் தொட்ட எளிய மருத்துவர் கலா👇👇 #Thread #DrKala #Namakkal
டாக்டர் கலாவும் அவரது காதல் கணவர் டாக்டர் செல்வகுமாரும் 1998 ஆம் ஆண்டு முதல் #HIV -யால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களுக்கு அறுவை சிகிச்சை & பிற மருத்துவ சேவைகளை அளித்துவந்தனர்.
மகோன்னத சேவைை இது👇
டாக்டர் கலா இதுவரை எச்ஐவி பாதிக்கப்பட்ட 500 மேற்பட்ட கர்ப்பிணி தாய்மார்களுக்கு சிசேரியன் செய்து, தாயையும், சேயையும் ஆரோக்கியமாக வாழ வைத்துள்ளார்.
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1/13 A group called “AIDS Healthcare Foundation” - a pariah among #HIV advocates - is a chain pharmacy & insurance company masquerading as a nonprofit.

AHF opposes #PrEP, funds anti-housing NIMBY groups, & uses HIV healthcare funds for politics.

AHF has zero credibility.
2/13 AHF & its bully CEO Michael Weinstein are obsessed with abusing HIV healthcare funds to attack me. They first went after me when, as an SF Supervisor, I stopped them from scamming SF chain store rules to open a pharmacy: suing me & dumping big $ against me in my Senate race.
3/13 AHF/Weinstein are now going after me again, b/c of my housing work. They hired an investigator (thru their anti-housing front group “Housing Is a Human Right”) to dig up dirt & slander me. They’re running TV ads & sending out mailers attacking me for #SB50, #MoreHOMES Act.
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I was recently asked 'how is the non-communicable disease #NCDs agenda going to ever get the same sort of money #HIVs did to achieve change?' I thought it was a very interesting question. Here are my thoughts, feel free to add/chime in/disagree #globalhealth #insulin4all 1/12
Everyone is trying to duplicate the #HIV movement without *actually* duplicating it. The sanitized history is that Bill Gates +Clinton + Bono got together and made HIV meds cheap. The real history is completely different cc @jamie_love @gregggonsalves… 2/12
It was *patient* activism that turned the tide. It was groups like @actupny in the US or Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa, groups that could shut down the FDA or raise 10,000 people to march in Cape Town. It was not celebrity or academics 3/12
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BREAKING @ONgov guts police oversight system, scraps police complaints body, leaving only police to oversee the police. #ONpoli
BREAKING - @ONsafety mandates blood tests of suspects and criminalizes refusal if “suspected” of #HIV. #equality #charter
Nothing in @ONsafety materials online about this business of mandatory blood testing. More info needed from Ministry. Bill goes online at 3pm. #onpoli
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